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Senate Votes to Preserve Net Neutrality

Racial justice advocates claimed a small but crucial victory today as the Senate voted in favor of the Congressional Review Act (CRA), taking an important step towards preserving a free and open internet for people of color and other vulnerable communities online. The Senate, with bipartisan support, voted 52-47 to pass the CRA following weeks Read more

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The Internet is Going Red for Net Neutrality

Squad, it’s a red alert. The Senate will vote next week on overturning the FCC’s decision and saving net neutrality. And we only need one more vote to guarantee victory!  Earlier this year the FCC caved to big internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast, throwing out the net neutrality rules that protect a free and open Read more

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Media Justice Leaders Strategize, Celebrate at Annual Governance Retreat

Last month, leaders from organizations across the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) convened for our annual Governance Retreat – mapping out the year in our battle for racial, economic, and media justice. It was a three day event that featured discussions and debates, strategizing and celebration, as CMJ welcomed members from near and far to Read more

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Join us in DC for a grassroots digital security training and panel discussion!

Calling all DC-area activists of color and allies! CMJ is teaming up with BYP100 – an organization of young Black activists and organizers creating change in the US – to bring you two free events: Power Not Paranoia and a Grassroots Digital Security Training. Power Not Paranoia: Friday, May 18 | 7 – 9 pm Read more

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Facebook just met one of our demands, but it’s not enough.

Facebook users targeted by hate speech just won a small victory, but it’s not enough. It’s time for an audit. Last year, people of color and other activists were routinely seeing their Facebook posts on racism taken down while violent, white-supremacist posts were thriving on the site. That’s why, in January 2017, we went straight Read more

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Digital Prisons: Challenging E-Carceration Kick Off

“All you did was switch from a prison setting to a house setting, which is now your new cell. You’re not really free when you got the monitoring system.” – Shaun Harris, spent 1 year on Electronic monitoring It has been widely reported that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, Read more

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Join us in Oakland for Winning Digital Sanctuary!

You’re invited to Winning Digital Sanctuary in the Trump Era in Oakland on April 26! Join local movement and tech leaders for drinks, dancing and a keynote dialogue on how communities of color are engaging and resisting tech companies in a digital age. Winning Digital Sanctuary in the Trump Era is a fundraiser for the Read more

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We created a digital security site to keep you safe.

From third party attempts to harvest our Facebook data to surveillance programs that target activists of color, it’s clear that threats to our right to organize are growing. At CMJ, we’re responding by taking digital security to the next level, and we want you to join us to defend the movement. That’s why we partnered Read more

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Closing Democracy’s Window

A May 2017 Pew Research Center poll shows that public trust in the government is near historic lows. Only 18% of Americans today say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right. At the same time, our leaders in the White House and Congress are increasingly secretive about their practices. To Read more

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Owning Our Stories: Kerner at 50

Check out the virtual town hall our friends at Color of Change and Free Press are hosting this Thursday, March 8 at 8pm to discuss the state of representation and racism in the media. Our very own CMJ Executive Director, Malkia Cyril, and MAG-Net Anchor Member, Roberta Rael, of Generation Justice will be part of Read more