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Only Those in Washington Can Stir Controversy Over Free Data

John Burnett | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
John Burnett

Black and Hispanic communities languishing on the margins of economic and political power have long had to confront problems that other groups don't h...

NHMC Condemns Misuse of the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

On March 31, 2015, Cesar Chavez Day, Dr. Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published an article attacking my organization, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), and me personally for our Net Neutrality advocacy.

Net Neutrality's Brain Drain and Distraction

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

As a national community, we debate and think often about the impact of the Internet on our lives. The issues that emerge in those conversations are tied to real needs - for affordable connectivity, access to laptops and mobile tech for learning and business.

Civil Rights Group's FCC Positions Face Fire Over Influence

Center For Public Integrity | Jason McLure | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

By Jason McLure Center for Public Integrity When the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission pitched a plan to allow more media merge...

IP Transition Requires Smart, Fact-Based Strategy to Boost Broadband Opportunity

David Honig | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
David Honig

Nobody should be left behind; nobody should lose voice service; and every American, including people of color, should experience the opportunities that are possible in the all-IP world we are entering now.

The State of Broadband and Social Justice: A Dream Deferred

David Honig | Posted 03.25.2013 | Technology
David Honig

The dream is as vivid, as desirable, as tangible as ever: a nation where all Americans can realize their full potential by putting to use all of their entrepreneurial and managerial skills, and their inherent creativity and innovation. But the FCC defers that dream year after year.

The Digital Divide and the Racial Wealth Gap: Why Supporting Minority Business Enterprise is an Answer for Both

David Honig | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
David Honig

We are currently facing the greatest threat to first class citizenship, competitiveness, economic growth, and moral fiber as a nation since segregation. A deep digital divide exists at a critical point in our nation's history where we are transitioning from an industrial to a digital society.

Coming to Terms With the Minority High Tech Employment Gap

David Honig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Though the number of Blacks, Hispanics, and women working in the high tech sector has risen over the last decade, the high tech workforce remains worryingly homogenous.

Why MMTC Is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

David Honig | Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology
David Honig

Some transactions may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities.

Rush Address at Minority Telecom Council's 2011 Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Rep. Bobby Rush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bobby Rush

In terms of the media, communications and technology industries, minority businesses and entrepreneurs risk falling even farther behind their white counterparts. If we don't take aggressive measures we'll continue to fall behind.

A Decisive Moment for Broadband Internet Access

David Honig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Honig

This is the issue that should be commanding the attention, money, and energy of stakeholders across the sector: ensuring that as many people as possible are able to access, adopt and effectively use broadband.