MY ORGANIZATION PLEDGES TO BE A DIGITAL INCLUSION CHAMPION. We support the Media Action Grassroots Network. As a Digital Inclusion Champion, my organization asks the FCC and Congress to create a National Broadband Plan that defines broadband as a universal service, and network neutrality rules that protect an open and non-discriminatory internet.
Two weeks ago, the Center for Media Justice brought together a coalition of national media groups working on racial justice issues including the Media Action Grassroots Network, Color of Change, the Media Democracy Coalition, Presente.org, Unity Journalists of Color, the National Hispanic Journalists Association, Center of Community Change, and with tremendous support from Joe Torres of Free Press, to meet with DC beltway civil rights groups One Economy, the Urban League, and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) –all members of the Broadband Opportunity Coalition- to discuss the issue of open and neutral online networks and the network neutrality rules being considered by Congress right now.
Guest Blog: Steven Renderos is the Media Justice Organizer for Main Street Project. Starve for what they never provide, Make me wonder how we ever survive My hero's not yours, you probably arrested Your schools probably neglected them, they small thoughts you probably infected them, Feed us what you feed us you can lay us next to them. Ya feel me? Whether it's a song, a poem, a letter or even simply a conversation, there are moments of immense lyrical power that speak to our experiences in direct ways. They're articulated in a way that makes it seem like there's no other way of saying the same thing.
By Malkia Cyril, Chris Rabb, and Joseph Torres When Fox News’ Glenn Beck called President Barack Obama a racist this past July, the online advocacy group ColorOfChange.org launched a campaign to convince advertisers to boycott the show. To date, some 285,000 people have joined the effort, and more than 80 companies have pulled their ads.
Guest Blog: Andrew Jay Schwartzman is president and CEO of the Media Access Project. This Op-Ed originally appeared in the online version of US News and World Report on November 24, 2009. To understand the debate over network neutrality on the Internet, it is useful to start with the adage "To not act is to act."
Guest Blog: Joshua Breitbart is the Policy Director for People's Production House. This Op-Ed originally appeared in the online version of The Weekly Haitian Times on Nov. 19th, 2009
It is a profound personal and professional accomplishment to see my mother sign on to Gchat, email my brother in México, peruse Craigslist, and practice her English and typing skills. When she opened her laptop, she asked out loud, “and what am I going to do with this?” We all knew the answer: what couldn’t she do!