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Minority Civil Rights Group asks FCC to investigate Tech Diversity

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Given the fact digital convergence and the fact traditional media jobs are gravitating online, a minority group asked the FCC to investigate tech diversity and follow up with action.

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My comment defending the NAACP that HuffPo didn’t want anyone to see

Huffington Post deletes comments from people of color who think for themselves and oppose paternalistic positions they want brown and black people to adopt.

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Is the Tech Industry Racist? (INFOGRAPHIC)

I just did an interview with the Broadband and Social Justice asking my opinion on an infographic (below) created by an online degree company which seemingly makes the claim that the tech industry is racist. I don’t want to give away too much of what I told the site, published by the Minority Media and […]

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New NTIA broadband adoption study confirms gaps based on race

The new NTIA report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Home Broadband Internet Adoption in the United States, was released this week and while the good news is that 64%  of U.S. households had broadband service at home as of October 2009, up from 51 percent in 2007, the bad, but not surprising, news is that minorities […]

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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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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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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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MMTC tries Reverse Psychology on the FCC

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council took a novel approach to trying to get the FCC to act on its promise to do something to make its equal employment opportunity rules more effective: it asked the agency to suspend the rules altogether. This unexpected request is not what you would anticipate from an organizaiton that counts […]

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