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Billboards and posters like the one above began popping up in black communities Background In 2011, religious conservatives funded an antiabortion campaign that included billboards that cropped up across the country, targeting black women and communities with anti-choice messages like: “The most dangerous place for an African American child is in the womb,” and [...]
Wearing hoodies will not overturn the vicious Stand Your Ground laws that have proliferated throughout U.S. states in the last year, only organized pressure can change the law.
I know there is a lot to unpack here. Let me just say for the sake of a short blog post that 512 years of occupation should encourage us to weigh in on ANY laws that impact the knowledge, creativity, unique world views and ways of being that reside in our communities. We should be especially vigilant about any laws that could limit our ability to transmit this information—through any medium–between and among ourselves and to future generations through specific cultural channels and designated community knowledge holders.
The Internet isn’t freedom, but it’s promise is a path to freedom for black communities- and both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), threaten that promise. That’s why the Center for Media Justice faded to black yesterday- to protest censorship of black voices, brown voices, and the voice of innovation in this country.
Pew Research Center releases study documenting increased perception amongst Americans that the gross inequalities between rich and poor are a growing source of tension in the country.
We all know Ron Paul has a newsletter problem. Much has been written of Paul’s refusal to directly answer questions about his controversial newsletters. (The newsletters from 20 years ago rely heavily on racial stereotypes to describe urban life and people of color.)
Juan Gonzalez and Joe Torres’ bestseller News for All the People takes the reader on a sweeping yet thorough journey through the history of the American media. They show that race has not been a marginal issue to the American press, but instead has been a main theme. . .
Trainers at the Take Back the Dream Conference were offering interview tips for folks being interviewed by mainstream press. There was a strong emphasis on framing messages that would speak or appeal to the middle – that is the white middle class. Where then, I wonder, would the hundreds of people I work with through the Media Action Grassroots Network fit in?
Join us TODAY (Friday) for the launch of Black Voices for Internet Freedom. Join us online or in person Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. (et) Watch Online: blacknetfreedom.org latinonetlibre.com Join us in-person New America Foundation 1899 L St. NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 Help us live tweet: #mediajustice #netfreedom PARTICIPANTS Welcome Sascha Meinrath - Open Technology Initiative, New [...]
New America Foundation Panel: The Open Internet Goes to Court (featuring National Organizer Steven Renderos as one of the panelists)