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A High-Speed Vision For Our Community

By:  Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable National Coalition on Black Civic Participation         “Solemn or sassy, women have always had something important t...
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Black History Month Is Time to Get Serious about Black Kids’ Futures

By Jamal Simmons Jamal Simmons is co-chair of the Internet Innovation Alliance. His political commentary has been seen on several television networks. For most of American history Black youth had ready-made jobs on farms or in ...
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Hearts for Haiti

By Alicia Hughes In 2010, Haiti, a naturally beautiful paradise nestled amongst the irony of extreme squalor and abject poverty, was hit by a devastating earthquake. In one iteration or another, everyone in Haiti was affected ...
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Clippers, Razors, and Tapers + WiFi = Modern Barbershop

For centuries, the barbershop has been the cornerstone for news and information. It could be said that the barbershop might have been the best information highway before the Internet. This hub of activity can often provide the ...
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Tackling the Challenge of Making the Innovation Economy Post-Racial

This article first appeared on A Platform for Good. Click here to see the original post. By Patrick Gusman Patrick is a versatile international corporate and nonprofit executive and serial innovator. As the proud father of th...
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Obama has to flip the House or use executive orders for meaningful reforms

By Elaine Mendus This year’s Presidential State of the Union was a far cry from what it has been in the past. While many critics noticed the lack of talk about the economy being in bad straits as an indicator that things ...
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When Release From Jail is Tied to Being Black And Poor

by Deon Jones This week, the Obama Administration, advocacy organizations, state and local governments, and citizens across the United States are celebrating Black Male Achievement Week.  This is a time when stakeholders brin...
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Digital Learning Day: The President and the FCC Commit to America’s Classrooms

By David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer in Community Investment Today is Digital Learning Day, where at events around the country the benefits of broadband learning are being demonstrated.  W...
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National African American History Month 2014: Civil Rights in America

Progress in America has never come easy. Through centuries of struggle and hard-won victories, our country has been shaped by generations of Americans who believed this could be the Nation envisioned in our founding principles ...
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Rep. Scott: Recommitting Ourselves to Ending Poverty in America

By Congressman Bobby ScottFifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed anti-poverty legislation and declared a War on Poverty.  Fifty years later, we are still fighting to eradicate poverty in the United St...
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Matching Savings to Create Economic Security

By Joe Valenti and Christian E. Weller Could you come up with $2,000 in 30 days to deal with a car breakdown or another emergency? Having even modest savings can prevent families from skipping doctor visits and missing meals wh...
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Multiculturalism in American Society Challenges and Opportunities

Inspired by the increase of cultural diversity in Florida, Ana G. Mendez University System, State of Florida Hispanic Achievers and Estrellas Cristianas presented the 2nd Professional Advocates and Ministries Conference of Comm...
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Repost: Mignon’s Greatest Hits

Any reckoning of the greatest chairs in FCC history would undeniably include Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn.  In her six-month tenure, Chairwoman Clyburn has delivered extraordinary value for entrepreneurs and consumers and, especi...
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Repost: Comcast Announces Internet Essentials Has Connected More Than 1 Million Low-Income Americans To The Internet At Home

  David L. Cohen Testifies on Broadband Adoption to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation    Comcast’s Broadband Adop...
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Women of the Civil Rights Movement

By Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. Last week, I attended yet another funeral of an important civil rights figure.  Generally, when we say that, we’re talking about a man.  This time, I am talking about a woman who was the spouse...
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