Advocacy

Register Now for MMTC’s Access to Capital Luncheon: Bridging the Wealth Gap

July 18, 2014

Tweet The racial wealth gap continues to impede our nation’s ability to remain a true leader and innovator on the world stage. The wealth ratio is 20:1 between African-Americans and whites, and 18:1 between Hispanics and whites. Join us July 29th as leaders in government and industry discuss the policies and societal issues that continue […]

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MMTC AND THE RAINBOW PUSH COALITION APPLAUD THE FCC’S MOVEMENT ON E-RATE REFORM

July 14, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2014): Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve reforms to the nation’s E-rate program with subsidies now going toward Wi-fi connectivity to ensure broadband access in schools. The Order also addressed the concerns around the current funding formulas for schools and libraries with Chairman Wheeler vowing to review […]

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BET CEO Debra Lee, Radio One CEO Alfred Liggins, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, and More to Headline Awards Reception at MMTC Conference

July 10, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference attracts some of the biggest names in media, telecom, government, business, and investing.  At this year’s Awards Reception at the close of Day 1, “Celebrating Diverse Media Superstars,” we are pleased to add some of the biggest leaders in the entertainment industry to that list! Join BET Chairman […]

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Join Reps. Conyers, Butterfield, Garcia, and More at MMTC Conference July 28-29!

July 7, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) will kick off our 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem,” by bringing together six current members of Congress, two former members of Congress, and a state representative to discuss access to capital, STEM, and How Telecom Policies […]

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Don’t Miss FCC Commissioners, FTC Commissioners, and White House Representatives During the Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 2, 2014

Tweet On July 28th and 29th, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council presents its 12th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Spotlight on Opportunity, Innovation, and Inclusion in the New Digital Ecosystem.” The conference will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors to highlight the most far-reaching issues […]

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Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee Discusses ‘Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide’ with ITIF

June 23, 2014

Tweet On June 17, MMTC’s Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, discussed the digital divide at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s “Digital Readiness: Rethinking the Digital Divide” panel. ITIF gathered a panel of experts to discuss John Horrigan’s recent work on digital readiness and broadband adoption. Horrigan’s report, presents […]

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The Revolution Will Be Digitized: The Outing of Racism

May 1, 2014

Tweet The taglines on Twitter and Facebook read: “Breaking News, Donald Sterling Makes Racist Comments.”  No one knew exactly the nature of those comments until the next tagline read, “Hear the Tape.” I was one of thousands who clicked on the TMZ link, listened, and shared among my online network.  Like my fellow online users, […]

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NTIA Releases 3 Case Studies Examining Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

April 18, 2014

Tweet The following article was originally posted on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) website. “Without broadband, they can’t get jobs, and it’s as simple as that.” – Georgetown Job Center Coordinator (Delaware Department of Libraries BTOP PCC Project) In 2010, as part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), NTIA awarded more than […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Dialogue On Diversity – March 19th

March 14, 2014

Tweet Ø WHAT: Women: The Community — Public Policy Forum for Women’s History Month Ø WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:00–6:30 p.m., Reception Following Ø WHERE: American Federation of Teachers, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. Ø WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals, Educators, Staff and Executives of NGOs and public sector agencies, […]

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New Initiative Aims to Increase Diversity in Clinical Trials

March 13, 2014

Tweet There is a severe underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians in clinical trials, the processes pharmaceutical companies undertake to test and hone treatments for illnesses.  Due to genetic differences between ethnic groups, diverse representation in clinical trials is vital to tailoring healthcare treatments for various demographics. Yesterday, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of […]

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