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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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President Obama on Small Business Bill (video)

In case you missed yesterday’s address where the President urged Congress to pass legislation that will help remove obstacles to small business after meeting with small business owners at the Tastee Sub Shop in Edison, NJ.  (July 28, 2010). I myself am getting pretty frustrated over the lack of help for small businesses. So many […]

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A light at the End of the Comcast/NBCU Merger?

It was refreshing to attend the MMTC 8th Annual Access to Capital Conference last week. Among other things, I appreciated learning about the various opportunities for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American and Native American entrepreneurs that are interested in media and communications properties ownership. During one session at the conference, I got an opportunity to ask […]

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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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Is Venture Capital Having a Mid-life Crisis?

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Small Business Labs had a neat post summarizing a post from Knowledge at Wharton (the UPenn Business school blog) Interesting…take a look: Mid-life Crisis? Venture Capital Acts its Age from Knowledge at Wharton is a good summary of the issues facing the venture capital industry. A quick summary is: too many funds funds are too big too […]

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NewMe Conference video

I just wanted to share an interview I held with the Black Web2.0 folks who hosted the NewMe (New Media) Conference a couple months ago on May 5 and 6. If you’re unfamiliar, the conference was set up to bring together the creative, innovative energy of minority entrepreneurs. The goal of the two day event […]

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Coalition Fights to Keep TV Viewers Plugged In During Retrans Negotiations

So the news is out that a 31 member coalition, consisting of consumer groups, cable operators, satellite providers, telcos, and independent programmers, has gotten together to challenge those situations when broadcast networks have held cable systems in a headlock during negotiations for carriage of their channels, meanwhile ignoring the interests of innocent TV viewers. Boy […]

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2,079, 201 – I didn’t want to be the last person to see this powerful video on social media

I was only the 2,079,201st person to have seen it…powerful isn’t it? 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 […]

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But Who will Enforce the FCC EEO Rules?

I was reading a children’s bedtime book, “But Who Will Bell The Cats?” , with my children last night. The story was based on an Aesop fable about how an assembly of mice determined that the best way for them to know when one of the many cats that occupied the palace they lived in […]

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