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Black women in business. Still invisible. Still undervalued.

Last week, a coalition of groups representing black women elected officials released a report which acknowledged the role that broadband adoption could play to empower female controlled households with vital online-based job training and search tools, telemedicine options, education and small business resources.   It also tasked the federal government when implementing the National Broadband Plan […]

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FTC slapped fine on online firm that tracked users for advertisers

It only takes one bad or careless actor to ruin a good thing.  Because online company Chitika Inc was busted tracking users without their prior approval, the FTC cracked down on it, issuing the company a fine and coming to a settlement and resolution recently, according to the Wall Street Journal. Apparently, it appears that […]

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The Brits give their poor kids free laptops & broadband. US wouldn’t.

A couple of weeks ago, US House of Representative member Jesse Jackson Jr. was the subject of muck flak and ridicule for drafting an amendment to the US  Constitution, H.J. Res 29, that would mandate equal education for all.  The language of the amendment reads “all persons shall enjoy the right to a public education of […]

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Join me/Watch LIVE at the Piracy & Payola conference in Kingston, JA next week

[URL=http://img695.imageshack.us/i/piracyflye.jpg/][IMG]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9105/piracyflye.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Jeneba “JJ Ghatt”,is editor at Jenebapeaks.com, an online hub where she helps social media butterfly who empowers digital entrepreneurs and professionals to create great things online at her online learning platform Digital Publishing Academy.  She is an editor of tech blog Techyaya.com and founded the annual 200 Black Women to Follow On Twitter List. Read her bio, […]

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Proposed McCain-Kerry Online Privacy bill could harm innovation

Next week,  Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to team up to introduce  ”online privacy bill of rights”  legislation that would require companies to seek permission before sharing a user’s data with third parties, and would give consumers the right to view any data collected on them. The bipartisan bill would […]

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Susan Rice addressed female teens at an East Harlem school with 10 year 100% graduation rate

The same day that President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan were touring a tech high school in Boston known for having a high graduation rate among its majority Hispanic and Black student body from low income households, Ambassador Susan Rice was at an East Harlem school for girls that has had a 100% graduation […]

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The Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific Caucuses denounced today’s Muslim Radicalization Hearings

Washington, DC – Today, the Congressional Tri-Caucus—comprised of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus— denounced the House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King’s hearing on “The extent of radicalization of American Muslims.” “Republican leadership failed to introduce any job creating legislation since Speaker Boehner has held the gavel, and […]

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SiriusXM Radio will devote a channel to Charlie Sheen’s drug addiction

Seriously.  You can’t make this up. SiriusXM satellite Radio announced Friday that it is creating “Tiger Blood Radio” which will be a 24-hour limited run channel that will be dedicated to news, facts and information about the media madness over the “Two and a Half men” actor Carlos Estevez whose Hollywood name is and has […]

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Section of the Healthcare Reform law considered burdensome to small businesses repealed this week.

While many were focused this week on Charlie Sheen, revolts in Libya and other Middle Eastern countries and the budget showdown, Congress was repealing various contentious pieces of Obama’s Healthcare overhaul. Yesterday, by a vote of 314 to 112, the House voted to repeal a section of the Affordable Care Act that would have required  […]

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FCC to tackle Native American access issues, Retransmission Consent & Universal Service

This month’s FCC Open meeting scheduled for Thursday is full of great items. Most notably, the PayTV folks will finally get the FCC’s attention to change up the old archaic rules that have contributed to a series of lockouts of late with the TV watching consumers paying the ultimate price when their signals get blocked […]

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