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Public Interest groups & small wireless companies ask US Supreme Court for help

Public policy can make strange bedfellows.  On network neutrality, some of the 22 organizations and entities I filed a US Supreme Court brief for today are on opposite sides of the issue. Today, they got together to ask the Supreme Court to help small, women and minority owned wireless companies compete with the BIG FOUR […]

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Is single parenthood the reason so many black women work in clerical positions?

A 2001 Women Enews story claimed that African American Women Predominate in Support Jobs Cindia Cameron, national organizing director for 9 to 5, had a few theories as to why that was the case then: “I think very likely it’s a combination of both racial and gender discrimination that makes it harder for African American […]

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Government challenges and offers innovators $10,000 + for their ideas

I just learned about an online resource, Challenge.gov, which allows innovators to compete for awards in various competitions, contests and well, challenges.  The site is administered by the  U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in partnership with ChallengePost. According to the site, it “empowers the U.S. Government and the public to bring the best ideas and top talent […]

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New SBA Loan Programs Target Minorities, Underserved

Here’s a piece I did for Politic365.com: The Small Business Administration recently announced that it is launching two new loan programs to help small businesses, particularly those in underserved, low income and urban communities, hardest hit by the slump in the economy.  Acknowledging that many minority groups were disproportionately affected by the recession, the SBA […]

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Media Diversity Not an All or Nothing Game

In 1992 Bill Cosby expressed his desire to purchase NBC — a network that he turned around with programming featuring African-American characters and story lines — but was told the network was not for sale. Not long before that, FOX launched with a major focus on African-American programming — remember Living Single, Martin, and Roc? But after a […]

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I was with you, Mr. Web Founder, until the end…

The guy who is being credited as the founder of the Internet for writing the first web client and server in 1990, Tim Berners-Lee, issued an article in the new Scientific American calling on users to realize their control over the Internet and do what is in their power to limit corporate interest from taking […]

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The 1st FCC Hack Day – Commentary from a Lonely “Non-hacker”

Yesterday, I was able to catch a few hours of the Federal Communications Commission’s first ever Open Source day designed to assemble software developers together to explore the FCC’s API, learn of innovative communications applications and take a stab at developing applications using the FCC’s API.  It was dubbed a “Hack Day” and a wonderful […]

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An introduction to the National Association of MultiCultural Digital Entrepreneurs (Video)

I am proud to be the policy chair of a unique and new trade organization just formed, the National Association of Multicultural Digital Entrepreneurs (website launch forthcoming).  Check out a YouTube video I put together introducing the organization and below that a post on the new organization featured in Minority Media & Telecommunication Council’s  Broadband […]

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MMTC Seeks to Preserve Free & Open Internet

Politic365.com reports: Today, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (“MMTC”) announced that it, along with 24 National Organizations representing the interests of minorities and women across the country, filed comments before the Federal Communications Commission regarding its further inquiry into two underdeveloped issues in the Open Internet proceeding. According to David Honig, President and Executive […]

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