Consumer

#GivingTuesday: Bringing Thanks Back into Thanksgiving Via the Web

November 26, 2014

Tweet Thanksgiving approaches, but in an age of consumerism, it seems many have forgotten that the holiday is meant to be a time spent with loved ones, and to reflect on the things for which we are most thankful. Much of the focus online has been on the increasingly early “Black Friday” store openings – […]

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MPAA’s Where to Watch: A Huge Step to Combat Piracy

November 20, 2014

Tweet Do you want to search the web for current and forthcoming film and television content? Well, there’s now an app for that.  Last week, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) introduced a one stop location in its launch of Where to Watch, a new online resource that makes it easy for consumers to quickly […]

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Politic365 Releases Report on the Economy and Communities of Color at Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum

November 20, 2014

Tweet On Friday, November 14th, Politic365 assembled some of America’s foremost thinkers and leaders of government, academia, and the non-profit and private sectors to take part in their Annual Blueprint365 Policy Forum. During the forum, Politic365’s Editor-in-Chief Kristal High Taylor discussed the Blueprint365 report that  examines how young people and communities of color can leverage momentum created by the country’s changing […]

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Separate But Unequal: Predominantly White Schools Nearly Twice As Likely to Have Superfast Internet Speeds As Predominantly Minority Schools

November 13, 2014

Tweet A study released last month revealed a significant gap in access to superfast Internet in schools based on race, income, and population density. In a world where access to technology equates to opportunities for success, African American, Hispanic, rural, and low-income students are at a severe disadvantage compared to their white, affluent, and suburban […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: FCC’s Steps to Further Reform Prison Payphone Rates Will Benefit Millions of Families

November 13, 2014

Tweet The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in continued efforts to proscribe excessive inmate calling rates. America’s prison systems have been plagued by high prison phone rates for far too long, and this FCC action, building upon the pioneering work of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, is another step toward […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part II: The Racial STEM Gap

October 22, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her remarks in a two-part series […]

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MMTC APPLAUDS FCC ACTIONS TO REFORM THE HIGH COST OF INMATE CALLING

October 17, 2014

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2014):  The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) applauds today’s FCC decision to expand upon its reforms of the high cost of phone calls for incarcerated individuals. Last year, MMTC, along with other consumer and civil rights organizations, endorsed the 2003 Wright Petition seeking FCC action to proscribe excessive inmate […]

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Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service Part I: The Looming U.S. Skills Shortage

October 15, 2014

Tweet This month, MMTC Research Director DeVan Hankerson spoke at the National Action Network on “Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Career Service.” With other panelists, DeVan discussed inequality in broadband access in schools and how technology is changing career options, education, and skills preparation for students. We present her adapted remarks in a two-part […]

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Caller ID-Spoofing Technology Leads to Rise in Telephone Scams

September 25, 2014

Tweet Telemarketers and other unwanted callers have been the bane of many households’ existence for decades. With the proliferation of caller ID in the 1990s, millions could breathe a sigh of relief as they now had the ability to screen and even automatically block calls from “Unknown” or “Private” numbers. Unfortunately, in recent years, technology […]

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TOMORROW: STEM4US! Tech Fest & Soiree, CBC Week: FCC, Pepco, Edison Electric Institute

September 23, 2014

Tweet MMTC is excited to invite you to the STEM4US! Tech Festival & Soiree on Sept. 24th, held at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery from 6pm to 9pm during the 44th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference. The event will connect more than 200 technology executives, government officials, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, members of Congress, and […]

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