Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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After departing the Multicultural Media, Internet, and Telecom Council at the end of 2017, Kim Keenan was today announced as the new Co-Chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA). In her new role, Keenan will serve alongside IIA's Founding Co-Chair Bruce Mehlman...
On January 12, the NBCUniversal Foundation in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations launched Project Innovation, a grant program focused on local non-profits that are leveraging technology to solve everyday problems. The program will award grants totaling roughly $5...
Civil Rights legend and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) announced he will not attend the State of the Union on January 30th.   Reps. Maxine Waters (D-CA) had already announced she would not attend.  Waters was joined by Rep. Lewis and Florida Democrat...
The ongoing protests in Iran have recently dominated the American news cycle. The issues that brought the protest to the United States’ attention are complex and nuanced. It wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on them from this distance and without the necessary intimate...
Essence Communications Inc., a 47-year-old brand that owns EssenceFest and Essence magazine has been purchased by the independent African-American-owned company Essence Ventures LLC.  A January 3rd announcement included the confirmation that ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks will continue to run Essence...
At the end of a day featuring a Trump White House reeling over a new book pitting former presidential advisor against the President, the White House had a surprise announcement that the so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity...
I, Tina. In late December, Atria Books announced they will publish Tina Turner's autobiography. The book will be called Tina Turner: My Love Story. The book release is scheduled for October 2018. The autobiography is the continuation of the wildly successful "I...
Dana Gresham. Currently there are no African American Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. Senate.  On January 3rd at noon after Senator-Elect Doug Jones is sworn in there will be one: Dana Gresham.   There has been a long discussion about the lack...
New tonight from the President: Donald J. Trump‏/ @realDonaldTrump 1h1 hour North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him...
People of color, particularly African Americans and Latinos, depend on mobile technologies and wireless broadband service more than most other Americans. Foremost among those services that promise to radically reshape our lives, our cities, and our communities is 5G,...