The State of Black America: Underemployed

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  • State of Black America
  • Ursula Burns
  • Mignon Clyburn
  • Sherrilyn Ifill
  • State of Black America Report
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Broadband Adoption and Access

"Although African-Americans have the perennial distinction of being among the heaviest consumers of mobile, Internet and social media services, we are woefully underrepresented when it comes to employment throughout the communications and technology industries, especially at the upper ranks.  Likewise, our communities have a high level of need and demand for broadband services, yet huge gaps remain between the dollars invested in comparison with the general market.   ...Whether it is broadcast, cable, satellite, online, software, wireless or any other major communications or technology platform, we have much to do to bridge the divide between aspiration and implementation.”  -- FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

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