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 FCC, Deliver The Internet We Deserve

On November 20, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network and our allies at Color of Change, Presente.org and Free Press met with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to deliver a letter signed by more than 90 racial justice and civil rights organizations. Endorsers of the letter called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement real Net Neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a Title II common carrier service. Our meeting with Commissioner Clyburn came shortly after President Barack Obama’s bold statement on net neutrality. Our letter and President Obama’s statement join a chorus of more than 4 million people that have submitted comments on this issue at the FCC, with the vast majority favoring net neutrality and reclassification.

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Hybrids Might Save the Planet, But They Won’t Save the Internet

On Friday November 7th, over 70 organizations submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission in support of Title II reclassification as the only path towards REAL net neutrality. Fifty members of the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) joined the letter along larger social justice groups like Color of Change, Presente.org, 18MillionRising.org, EFF, and Free Read more

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From Cultural Moment to Culture Movement

I recently traveled to St. Louis to represent the Media Action Grassroots Network during the Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance. It was amazing.

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NYC Wants “One Internet for All”

In Net Neutrality Debate, New Yorkers Ask: Where is the FCC? October 27, 2014 New York, NY – The nation’s most influential online and media activist organizations and leaders were in New York today to show their support for “one Internet for all,” and raise concern about potential FCC action that could allow fast lanes Read more

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Malkia Cyril: Thank You, Black Internet, for Bringing #Ferguson to Me

As hundreds of Black residents in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson march into another day of protests against the murder of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown; a threatened, but still open, Internet thrust the story into widespread, necessary visibility. It's one of the reasons that keeping the Internet open is not an abstract issue for me as a Black person living in America, but a life or death one.

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From FAIR: Malkia Cyril on Ferguson, Jeff Cohen on James Risen

This week on CounterSpin, our Executive Director Malkia Cyril called in to talk about what’s happening in Ferguson, the role of social media, and the current state of news media. CounterSpin is Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting’s (FAIR’s) weekly radio show, hosted by Janine Jackson, Steve Rendall and Peter Hart. CounterSpin exposes and highlights biased Read more

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Open Letter to Latino Community Urging Support for Real Network Neutrality

Written by National Hispanic Media Coalition on July 14, 2014 Dear [email protected] Leader: From protest songs, to news stories, to campaigns for social change, our community has long understood that the right and power to tell our own stories is critical in our fight for human dignity and equality. Network Neutrality rules, also known as open Internet Read more