What started off as a wellness check in the Bronx resulted in 16 rounds fired at Miguel Antonio Richards, who lost his life earlier this month. Miguel, a college exchange student from Jamaica, was 31 years old and had been living peacefully in his apartment building for several months, until his landlord called NYPD for Read more
Brian Dolinar, of Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (UCIMC). UCIMC is an member of MAG-Net. In the Midwestern college town where I live, when a dash camera captured footage of a police officer choking a Black youth in the back seat of a squad car, it was not released until leaked to grassroots activists and posted Read more
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
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.
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
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
If we are to develop responsive theories that reflect and meet the urgent call for intervention that at times is a dull ache and at others is siren-loud, we have to start with our bodies, our lives, our experiences. What does surveillance look like? How do we recognize it? The Racial Justice and Surveillance Network Read more