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Who Will Defend the Rights of People of Color to an Open Internet? We Speak for Ourselves.

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April 7th, 2010

In every competition, there’s a winner and a loser.
The open Internet protections being debated by the Federal Communications Commission right now will determine who wins and who loses in the fight over whether big companies or regular people will control the Internet. I want everyday people to win.
In the fight over who will control the […]

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Precious, my Precious: Black Female Citizenship, Complexity, and the Politics of Unrelenting Survival

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November 16th, 2009

As I sit against the florescence of the television screen, watching the conservative Fox News pundit Glenn Beck drive political nails into progressive leaders using the fear of U.S. blacks and immigrants of color as his hammer, my memory harkens back to the year in which the book Push was set, 1987. During that time, […]

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Between the Right and Racial Justice: Wedging The Movement for Media Reform

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June 13th, 2008

Co-written with Jen Soriano, Center for Media Justice. Conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has done it again.
Sensationalism, exaggeration, and inaccuracy are the cornerstones of Right-wing punditry — so it wasn’t surprising when Fox’s Bill O’Reilly ripped the 2008 National Conference on Media Reform with ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims that “lunacy”, “danger” and “hatred” dominated […]

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Want to work for media justice? CMJ is looking for a few great new team members

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June 10th, 2008

After 2 years of successful growth and strategic planning, the Youth Media Council has become the Center for Media Justice — a regionally rooted national media strategy and action center dedicated to building a powerful movement for racial justice, economic equity, and youth rights.
The Center for Media Justice conducts strategic communications and media activism to […]

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Deep in My Heart: The South Speaks the Language of Media Justice

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March 28th, 2007

Against the backdrop of the mountains of Tennessee, and sheltered from brisk cold by the large meeting rooms of a Hilton Hotel, about 75 people sought new answers to the old problem of historic disenfranchisement by U.S. media.
This diverse band of justice-seekers represented media, organizing, and cultural arts organizations from across the Southern […]

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The Big Dream of Media Justice

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January 31st, 2007

My corner of WIMN’s Voices – cross-posted with my Youth Media Council blog, “The Big Idea” – is the home for big stories, big dreams, and big frameworks about the movement for media and social justice.
Earlier this month, over 3,000 people celebrated the birthday of assassinated Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King […]

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