Consumer

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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Watch LIVE Online! Your Tech Guide to MMTC’s Broadband and Social Justice Summit #BBSJ14

January 14, 2014

Tweet We’re looking forward to seeing you in just few short hours at MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit! To continue our efforts in engaging through social media and broadband, we livestream our conference, accept questions online, and encourage active discussions over our social media platforms. Join us online! Twitter Sign up for […]

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Reducing Disparities in Health, Wealth, and Education through Broadband at Next Week’s BBSJ Summit

January 7, 2014

Tweet MMTC has long lamented the health, wealth, employment, and education gaps faced by communities of color compared to other groups in the nation. During our 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy,” January 15th and 16th, MMTC and expert guests from the government, […]

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NextRadio: Making Radio Mobile Again

December 16, 2013

Tweet Today, we spend hours in cars, on trains, walking to our offices, jogging, and running errands. Our smartphones provide us with the means to live mobile. The Internet music and radio applications on our phones, our MP3 players, and our Ipods are not slowing us down. Why should radio broadcasts? Local radio has become […]

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BBSJ Holiday Edition: Gig.U Gives a Gift that Gives Back

November 27, 2013

Tweet The countdown is on.  While the ovens heat up and the turkeys start to brown, retailers prepare for one of the biggest promotional events of the year.  Extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals rake in the revenue for online and brick-and-mortar stores.  Instead of joining the rest of the salmon swimming upstream, consider […]

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