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12 Comcast Lies, by Steven Renderos and Julia Graber

Comcast is constantly claiming that everything it wants to do — like kill Net Neutrality and merge with Time Warner Cable — is good for the public. Right now Comcast is spinning out lies left and right, hoping you won’t look at any of its claims too closely. We’ve collected 12 of the biggest whoppers here Read more

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Black Digital Power in the 21st Century

‘Super-predator.’ ‘Crack baby.’ ‘Welfare Queen.’ It was 1987, and my 13-year-old interaction with mainstream news and entertainment media was a martial one. I felt it as a daily pain, the way each and every criminalizing descriptor peeled back my dignity to the raw shame of being found perpetually guilty. Like many Black children, I lived Read more

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A New Generation of Civil Rights Leaders Applaud Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Pass Strong Network Neutrality Rules

Yesterday, 30 members of Congress signed a letter put forward by Representatives Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison, urging the Federal Communications Commission to guarantee net neutrality by reclassifying broadband under Title II of the Communications Act. Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler detailed plans to do just that, and a new generation of civil Read more

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Proposed Net Neutrality Rules Will Help Close Equity Gap

According to an article Chairman Wheeler penned in Wired Magazine, the proposed net neutrality rules would reclassify the Internet as a Title II service under the Communications Act.  Those rules, he says, will keep the Internet “fast, fair, and open”, and will protect all users, whether they access the Internet from a tablet, a phone, Read more

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Can You Hear Us Now?

This piece is cross-posted from Common Cause. “Speaking just a few weeks before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in Read more

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More Reform on Prison Phone Rates!

UCC OC Inc., Center for Media Justice and MAGNet teamed up with religious organizations, civil rights groups, labor and many others to submit a letter today supporting further reforms to end predatory prison phone rates.

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Black Police Accountability Activists Meet with FCC & CBC Leaders

By: Larry Fellows Last Friday, Larry Fellows joined a delegation of Black activists and organizers from the police accountability movement to meet with leaders of the Federal Communications Commission and Congressional Black Caucus about the preservation of net neutrality. Coordinated by the Media Action Grassroots Network and our partners, the delegation discussed the role of media Read more