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The Future of the Internet: Innovation, Policy and Communities of Color

Introduction As the innovation economy continues to flourish, communities of color continue to make inroads in achieving a more diverse and inclusive tech future. We see much to inspire us and much to give us pause. We are proud of...
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Don't let internet privacy disputes harm communities of color

On May 25, 2018, the European Union began enforcing sweeping privacy regulations which impact the entire internet. These regulations, the General Data Protection Regulations or GDPR, include fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue for those companies in...
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Net Neutrality: What happens next?

  The FCC’s decision to eliminate Net Neutrality protections is a devastating blow to communities of color. This decision will increase costs, diminish diverse participation and make it extremely difficult to politically organize on the Internet. Creators, entrepreneurs, and consumers...
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SEE THE FUTURE: Creativity, Content, and News

Communities of color appreciate the important programming that our iconic channels have brought (and continue to bring) to our television screens for years. But we know that it’s going to take a lot more space to contain our boundless creativity,...
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SEE THE FUTURE: Access to Knowledge and Information

Online, the world is at our fingertips. Online, reductive depictions of the enormous continent of Africa have been replaced. By Instagram accounts like EverydayAfrica, which shows the beauty of ordinary people; by sites like travelnoire, part of a growing business...
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SEE THE FUTURE: Social Justice

Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei said it beautifully. He described the power of the internet as “…a tree that is growing.  The people will always have the last word – even if someone has a very weak quiet voice…power will...
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SEE THE FUTURE: Economic Growth

Recent research by the Joint Center for Political and Economic studies shows that when communities of color leverage technology in their business strategy, their businesses grow.  Whether you are a Jessica Matthews, building kinetic energy through soccer balls; or an...
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