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Minorities should seek a bigger slice of the new media pie … as investors and owners

The digital divide argument, that there is a disparity between non-whites and whites when it comes to broadband access, is losing its mojo for me. While broadband access for minority households via hard line may fall behind that of white … Continue reading

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A global vision for energy and economic empowerment in America’s minority communities

The following are remarks I shared on a energy panel at the 2015 convention of the NAACP Florida State Conference held from 10-12 September 2015. “Good afternoon. As always it is good to be back in my adopted home state.  … Continue reading

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Requiring access to cable-owned content creates a barrier to entry for smaller content providers

Yesterday Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler announced his intent to ask his fellow commissioners to sign off on a rule that would require cable companies to provide over-the-top video distributors with access to cable company-owned content.  According to Mr. … Continue reading

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Government’s sweet tooth for regulating behavior

Local, state, and federal government have an appetite for regulating our personal behavior. We can’t smoke on airplanes anymore. Some cities have banned smoking in restaurants. Now some states are talking about taxing drinks that contain sugar. According to a … Continue reading

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Nothing wrong with a check cashing services market

An interesting article in today’s The Wall Street Journal about the disproportionate number of minorities who do not have checking accounts at banks and rely on check cashing services. My question is, why the emphasis on a the inability or … Continue reading

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