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Registration Ends TODAY – MMTC Honors Rev. Jesse Jackson, Debra Lee, Hon. Tyrone Brown, and More!

July 25, 2014

Tweet At the 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council will bestow our highest honors upon key leaders, companies, and firms who have made exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries. Don’t miss it – online registration closes TODAY, July 25th, at […]

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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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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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Attend the American Black Film Festival in NYC June 19-22!

May 1, 2014

Tweet Film Life is holding its 18th Annual American Black Film Festival June 19th to the 22nd in New York City. MMTC members and friends receive a special discount through May 25th.* The Festival features events for actors, producers, writers, directors, and general consumers. Event highlights include: Bill Duke’s Actors Bootcamp Robert Townsend’s “The Ultimate […]

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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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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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MMTC Extends Big Thanks to BBSJ Summit Attendees and Supporters!

January 31, 2014

Tweet On behalf of MMTC’s Board of Directors and staff, we would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of our 2014 Broadband & Social Justice Summit, held on January 15-16, 2014, here in Washington, DC. Whether you participated in person or via our live webcast, your support helps to fulfill MMTC’s […]

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No Broadband Left Behind: Empowering Communities of Color to Excel through Digital Education and STEM

January 31, 2014

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit recently convened leaders from the private and public sectors to provide best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into the classroom. Jim Shelton, acting U.S. Department of Education Deputy Secretary, opened the session with […]

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Black media participation goes up in smoke.

January 29, 2014

Tweet In a bright courtroom on a cold wintery Wednesday in the District, lawyers gathered in before Judge Gladys Kessler to discuss the proposed settlement of Big Tobacco’s violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).  Despite lawyers for the Tobacco Companies expressing expectations of a ‘pat on the back’ for finally reaching […]

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Ana Roca-Castro, Patrick Gusman, Special Guest Youth from HU Middle School, Discuss Empowering Communities through STEM

January 15, 2014

Tweet MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit starts today, January 15th, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, 2350 M Street NW, Washington, DC! Come see a wide array of experts from the public, private, government, and nonprofit sectors discuss current best practices and future trends for bringing Digital Learning and STEM education initiatives into […]

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