Critics have rightly argued that if the merger is approved, customers will experience less choice and higher cable bills as a result of increasing media monopolization. What tends to fly under the radar in this debate are further dangers that disproportionately impact underserved communities: the merger’s likely impact on media diversity and community-based media infrastructures, and Comcast’s ongoing attack on organized labor
They own many of the channels you watch on your TV and browse through the interwebs. This group of companies makes the Robber Barons of the 19th century look like amateur hoarders.
#MediaMadness Bracketology 2014 The tournament to prove which media and tech company is the best at being the worst Read the Rules Here Wireless Conference Pick up your cell phone, it’s likely one of these four companies is your provider. And if they’re not your provider, it’s likely whoever you pay your cell phone bill [...]
They have defined white dominant culture, framed whose stories matter and who is invisible. They are the puppeteers of the Simple Life for a complicated world. They are the BROADCAST CONFERENCE.
What if I told you that in some tournaments it’s not about who’s the best, but who’s the worst? Welcome to #MediaMadness, the annual tournament to prove which corporation is the worst media company.
“Wen Manong is a phrase used to express respect for an older Filipino man. It is an appropriate phrase to reflect the younger generation’s commitment to remember those who came before them and to learn from the past.” This quote kicks off the biography Philip Vera Cruz: A Personal History of Filipino Immigrants and the [...]
Communities of color have a heightened concern (and rightly so) based on long history of surveillance being used by both governments and companies to stifle our social movements and political speech and create a chronic sense of fear in our communities.
On Sunday, February 23rd I had the privilege of speaking at an event in New York City with legacy civil rights leaders, like Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Freedom Summer founder Bob Moses and playwright John O-Neal. The event, “America at the Turning Point” was a daylong event of conversations sparked by the new [...]
Coca Cola’s new commercial, “America the Beautiful,” which features said song sung in eight languages by natives and newcomers, has clearly met one of its goals. It’s being talked about.
Do you deserve all the praise you are getting for being a “good dude?” Probably not, you should be the norm, but we live in a society that praises fathers for simply remembering their children’s names because we’ve set the bar so low for ourselves.