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#MediaImagesMatter: The Power to Change is in Our Hands

March 6, 2015

Tweet The following article is Part 2 of a two-part series. For decades – in fact, since the inception of mainstream media as we know it – diverse communities have been portrayed in a negative light, leading to negative perceptions in society and consequent negative treatment by policymakers and law enforcement officials. Yet, there is […]

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#MediaImagesMatter: The Cause and Effect of Media Stereotypes on People of Color

February 27, 2015

Tweet The following article is Part 1 of a two-part series. The #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter movements have harnessed – in a non-violent, social media kind of way – the nation’s anger at the slayings of unarmed men of color by law enforcement officers. Unfortunately, a lot of the discussion ignores the underlying root of most […]

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Tell Congress We Need #NetLawNow!

February 24, 2015

Tweet Bad Choices Can Make Today’s Internet Tomorrow’s Memory.   Here’s what is happening right now to your Internet:  On Thursday, February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the government’s independent agency that oversees the media and telecommunications industries, is about to deliver a groundbreaking decision that will affect your Internet. Consumers need to speak up because the […]

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Time to Pursue Congressional Action to Ensure an Open Internet

February 24, 2015

Tweet This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to end one of the most contested telecommunications debates in recent history – the future of the Internet.  Or at least, that is what the FCC thinks.  Already challenged by two Commissioners and members of Congress, the open Internet vote is under scrutiny amidst calls […]

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Why You Should Care About the Digital Divide

February 24, 2015

Tweet The Internet is just a few decades old, but today it is vital to the success of virtually every American. Yet millions of Americans – particularly people of color – are missing out on the many opportunities afforded by broadband (high speed) Internet access. Our struggle began as one for civil and human rights, […]

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Transcript: MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan’s State of Broadband and Social Justice Address

February 13, 2015

Tweet At the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s (MMTC’s) 2015 Broadband and Social Justice Summit, MMTC President and CEO Kim Keenan delivered the 2015 State of Broadband and Social Justice Keynote, highlighting MMTC’s work to promote first class digital citizenship and close the digital divide, the role of exorbitant prison payphone rates as a […]

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Closing the Tech Divide: Companies and Communities Both Have Work to Do

February 13, 2015

Tweet Equality is essential.  Equity in the realm of employment, entrepreneurship, and opportunity is imperative.  Yet, institutional employment inequities plague Silicon Valley, where the majority of the workforce and leadership are white and male in spite of the increasing population of qualified minorities and women across the nation. What can we do to abate the […]

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Thank You for Supporting MMTC’s 2015 Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

February 2, 2015

Tweet Dear Colleagues, On behalf of MMTC’s Board of Directors and staff, we would like to thank you for supporting our 2015 Broadband and Social Justice Summit: Our Future in Pursuit of Multicultural Digital Equality, held on January 21-22, 2015, here in Washington, DC.  Whether you participated in person or via our live webcast, your […]

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MMTC’s #BBSJ15 Summit Today and Tomorrow – Watch and Engage Online!

January 21, 2015

Tweet *The entire image below links to MMTC’s live stream website. For a PDF with individual hyperlinks, click here.  

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Registration Ends TONIGHT! #BBSJ15 Features Book Signing by Rep. Jim Clyburn and ROAST of David Honig!

January 16, 2015

Tweet *The entire image below links to MMTC’s conference website. For a PDF with individual hyperlinks, click here.  

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