Advocacy

MMTC Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder, Board Member, and Civil Rights Activist Everett C. Parker

September 17, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2015):  This morning, MMTC co-founder Dr. Rev. Everett C. Parker passed away after a lifetime of work advocating for America’s voiceless and serving as a pioneer in communications policy reform that ensured those voices were included.  Dr. Parker developed the public interest standard in broadcast media and laid a foundation […]

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17 Diverse National Organizations Recommend Practical Solutions to Modernize the Lifeline Universal Service Program

September 2, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 2, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), the National Urban League, and 15 other national and regional civil rights, professional, intergovernmental, and community-based organizations filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission in support of the Commission’s efforts to modernize the Lifeline program to include subsidized access to high-speed […]

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26 National Orgs Urge FCC to Require Multilingual Emergency Alerts As 10 Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Nears

August 26, 2015

Tweet On August 26, MMTC, along with 25 other national civil rights and public interest organizations, filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission, urging the Commission to adopt multilingual EAS rules that could save lives in times of crisis. August 26, 2015 RE:   Review of the Emergency Alert System (EB Docket No. 04-296); […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Advocacy Entrepreneurs – Apply by August 26th for $100,000 Prize!

August 19, 2015

Tweet Forbes is looking for entrepreneurs for its Thirty Under 30 list, focusing on social entrepreneurs who are motivated by faith to change the world around them. MMTC is helping to spread the word and provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to win $100,000. Forbes’s information on the entry process is below. Please help us spread the word! […]

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The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s Five Principles of Civil Discourse

August 13, 2015

Tweet On July 15, 2015 MMTC’s Board passed Five Principles for Civil Discourse, which MMTC pledges to follow through heightened prescreening of media and social media content. MMTC invites other organizations to implement these Five Principles in their public advocacy and dialogue as well. The related Board resolution is available here.   The Multicultural Media, Telecom and […]

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A Public Apology to Alex Nogales, National Hispanic Media Coalition, and the MMTC Community for Erroneous BBSJ Post

August 13, 2015

Tweet The following resolution was passed at the semi-annual meeting of the MMTC Board of Directors, held on July 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. MMTC’s Board also passed Five Principles for Civil Discourse, which MMTC pledges to follow through heightened prescreening of media and social media content. MMTC invites other organizations to implement these Five […]

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Congratulations to the National Urban League’s 2015 Women of Power Awardees!

August 6, 2015

Tweet AT&T’s Charlene Lake, Hip Hop Legend MC Lyte, among NUL “Women of Power” Honorees Pictured (from left to right): CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller; NUL Board Chair Michael Neidorff; AT&T’s Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability; and NUL President and CEO Marc Morial. Last week, the National Urban League held its annual conference, […]

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MMTC Urges FCC to Support the Activation of FM Chips in Mobile Phones to Support Emergency Broadcast Services

July 21, 2015

Tweet Today, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) filed a letter with the FCC, urging the Commission to support the activation of FM chips, a move that will enhance the ability of broadcasters to distribute lifesaving emergency alert notifications in the event of natural and man-made emergencies. The full text of the letter is […]

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MMTC Adopts ‘Santana Resolution’ to Encourage Mobile Video Use to Document Important Events

July 15, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, DC 7/15/15 — The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) today will announce the adoption of the Santana Resolution, in honor of Feidin Santana, encouraging MMTC members to become proficient in using mobile video to document public events, including voter protection and encounters with law enforcement. MMTC President Emeritus David Honig will […]

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#MMTC15 Highlight: Access to Capital Awards Reception Featuring ‘Kingonomics’ Creator Rodney Sampson, Producer Debra Martin Chase, and More!

July 14, 2015

Tweet On July 16th, from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm, MMTC presents its closing Access to Capital Awards Reception, where MMTC will present its highest awards to those who have made exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries. – DON’T MISS IT! ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS TODAY AT 6:00PM! – Hall of Fame […]

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