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No Wedding. No Womb.: Our Daughters Deserve More


  I am taking part in a phenomenal campaign today, No Wedding No Womb (NWNW) where over 100 Bloggers are collectively, and in tandem, writing posts addressing the pandemic of out-of-wedlock births in the African American Community. The purpose is not to chastise those who have had children out-of -wedlock, but to acknowledge the problem […]

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My WOL1450 Tech Talk Interview about CBC & Social Media

I got a chance to chat with the guys behind WOLAM 1450’s Tech Talk show about an article I wrote for about the Congressional Black Caucus’ usage of social media. It was great connecting and chatting especially on the heels of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Legislative session that launches TODAY! Listen  Here to […]

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There’s a Reason Wireless is Exempted from Net Neutrality Now

Did I read right that FCC Commissioner Copps wrote an editorial in the Washington Post admonishing the paper for embracing and writing favorably about he Verizon-Google settlement? I am in awe to see an esteemed top FCC official take issue with efforts to move the agency along past net neutrality and onto the numerous pressing issues that […]

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3rd Circuit Designated Entity Case is a WIN for Small Wireless companies

I am so happy to report that the case in which I served as amici counsel for 10 small, women- and minority-owned wireless companies and supporting nonprofits, Council Tree, et al. v. FCC, has resulted in a big WIN for the most part!! In a 53-page ruling, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals struck down […]

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Over half of Americans surveyed don’t value Broadband


I was a little disheartened, to say the least, to learn about the results of a recent Pew Research Center report which showed that more than half of Americans do not think the federal government should place a high priority on expanding broadband access throughout the country. A total of 53 percent of the 2, 250 adults surveyed said it was unimportant. […]

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Breaking down Net Neutrality & the Verizon-Google Agreement (Audio)

During the premiere episode of my new Blog Talk Radio show, Right of Black, that I co-host with financial journalist Shanon D. Murray, I spent 5 minutes or so breaking down network neutrality in a nutshell and explaining what the Verizon-Google Agreement REALLY means — despite all you may have heard in other circles. Listen […]

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Minority Mobile Broadband Use Survey Results support Importance of Libraries

During this summer, I got into the habit of working from the public library closest to my sons’ day camp. I would drop off my two boys in the morning, then drive a few short miles to the local public library where I would set up shop and get my work done. I knew it […]

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MMTC’s Honig paints a grim forecast for the State of Social Justice in Media, Telecom and Broadband

I remember talking to an industry colleague at lunch one day and during the conversation she asked what was up with the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council’s 72 proposals pending before the Federal Communications Commission. She seemed to be expressing some frustration over the fact there were 72 proposals. “Why can’t the organization just pick […]

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17 Nonprofit Organizations Ask Congress to Rein in FCC

I see I am not the only one who is eager to see the Federal Communication Commission return its attention, focus and priorities to solving real issues with tangible real solutions in favor of chasing down network neutrality. This week, seventeen minority organizations and nonprofits got together to ask the Congress to do just that. […]

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Positioning Our Children to Get Ahead of the Broadband Curve

TMCNet reported on a refreshing editorial recently in the Washington Post about how the policy makers pushing for universal broadband should focus on getting networks to deliver important services to unserved anchor institutions rather than focus on how to raise the United States’s broadband adoption, access and use  rankings among other countries. I agree with the […]

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