Technology

Silicon Harlem Innovation Center: It Doesn’t Just Empower Entrepreneurs – It Empowers Communities

April 15, 2015

Tweet There has been a lot of focus lately – and rightfully so – on the gaping employment disparity between whites and minorities in Silicon Valley.  There is a relative dearth of minorities focusing on STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – fields in general, and this means millions of would-be innovators are locked […]

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TechHire Initiative’s $100 Million Grant Competition Could Lead to More Tech Sector Jobs for the Underserved and Untapped Talented Youth

March 11, 2015

Tweet Every day, businesses across America struggle to fill technology jobs such as Web design, user interface, and software development.  Yet millions of individuals struggle to find work, especially African Americans and Hispanics, who are often at double the unemployment rate of whites.  Through the White House’s new TechHire Initiative, President Obama has issued a […]

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Look Back, But Move Forward – Digital Redlining in the 21st Century

March 9, 2015

Tweet Just as if a time machine has transported us all back to the civil rights era, the American people are under attack.  The nation is fraught with a history of racial redlining, and in today’s technology-driven world, we are facing a new crisis: digital redlining. MMTC President Emeritus David Honig moderated a panel at […]

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High Tech Must Give Higher Priority to Diversity

February 27, 2015

Tweet This revolution will definitely not be televised. When Intel announced that it would spend $300 million over the next five years to create a workforce that actually looks like America, the coverage of the announcement was scant. Here, we have a real game changer, and the faint praise of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s decision […]

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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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MMTC COMMENDS MICROSOFT FOR CONTINUING ITS COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION IN $10.75 BILLION DEBT SALE

February 12, 2015

Tweet WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 12, 2015):  The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) commends Microsoft for continuing its path forward in promoting diversity and inclusion after this week’s announcement that the company had included four minority-owned firms in a $10.75 billion debt sale.  This sale, now the largest so far this year, eclipses Apple’s […]

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February 13th – Last Day to Register for the Kaitz Foundation’s Sixth Annual Hollywood Creative Forum!

February 12, 2015

Tweet   The details have been set for one of the biggest dates on the cable calendar.   visit walterkaitz.org »  Apply Now! The Next Big Deal Could Be You! On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, opportunity will have you in-mind as the Walter Kaitz Foundation presents its 6th Annual Hollywood Creative Forum at the Hyatt Regency […]

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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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