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Broadband Regulation Lingers in Congress

Broadband Regulation Lingers in Congress

by Jamilah King on July 14 2010, 5:13PM

The long, wonky debate has real relevance for how low-income Web users get online.

Topics: Technology

Blacks and Latinos Phoning Across the Digital Divide

Blacks and Latinos Phoning Across the Digital Divide

by Jamilah King on July 9 2010, 6:44PM

As web regulation heats up, study shows mobile users are growing, but the broadband gap remains.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can't Give Racism A Rest

Friday Twitter Break: Arizona Just Can’t Give Racism A Rest

by Julianne Hing on June 4 2010, 5:59PM

What is going on? As if the ongoing BP disaster at the Gulf Coast weren’t enough, Arizona decided it couldn’t let the weekend get started without reminding us exactly how small-minded and backwards it can be. The Onion could not…

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Groups Push FCC to Regulate Hate Speech

by Jamilah King on June 2 2010, 10:08AM

A coalition of more than 30 groups requested this week that the FCC monitor hate speech on cable news and talk radio programs, The Hill reported this week. The request comes as the FCC prepares to tackle net neutrality,…

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Friday Twitter Break: We'll 'Oilwells' Love BP.

Friday Twitter Break: We’ll ‘Oilwells’ Love BP.

by Channing Kennedy on May 28 2010, 2:33PM

With regards to the Dolly Parton song. Catch us on Twitter @racialjustice; there’s also a handy directory of our staff tweeters. And our Tumblr is just bristling with colorful charts and horrifying screengrabs from around the web, for your sharing…

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Friday Twitter Break: Talib Kweli Is Headed to Phoenix

Friday Twitter Break: Talib Kweli Is Headed to Phoenix

by Julianne Hing on May 21 2010, 12:36PM

This was the week of Rand Paul—he made headlines for winning a runoff in Kentucky Tuesday and is again in the news. Paul called Obama “un-American” for trying to hold BP accountable for the Gulf Coast oil spill. At least…

Topics: Technology

Friday Twitter Break: Ethnic Studies, Schmethnic Studies

Friday Twitter Break: Ethnic Studies, Schmethnic Studies

by Channing Kennedy on May 14 2010, 5:18PM

I couldn’t find a screengrabbable tweet of my favorite quote of the week, so I just have to tell you about it manually. Here it is: Nobody taught me anything about my cultural heritage in school. That’s white right-wing blogger…

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1,000,000 FaceBook Users Support Humiliating Welfare Recipients

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2010, 3:56PM

The Facebook fan page “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!,” which was launched in December 2009, garnered more than 500,000 fans. Its goal, to pressure Saturday Night Live producers to let Golden Girls star Betty White host the show, became…

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The Battle Over Net Neutrality Quietly Heats Up

by Jamilah King on April 23 2010, 7:42PM

The battle over net neutrality is quietly entering its next phase. Media justice advocates are encouraging supporters of net neutrality to submit comments to the FCC in opposition to last month’s court ruling in favor of big telecom companies. The…

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Is Regulated Internet Too Costly?

by Jamilah King on April 8 2010, 8:21PM

With the recently revived broadband debate gaining steam after this week’s landmark ruling against net neutrality, one question lies at the heart of all the in-fighting: Will a regulated Internet cost users more money? Cost is often cited as…

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Digital Freedoms: ‘A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue’

by Jamilah King on April 7 2010, 12:51PM

Those were the words from ColorofChange, a web-based black advocacy organization, in a newsletter sent out this morning to supporters announcing its appeal to the FCC to maintain an Open Internet. The message came on the heels of yesterday’s controversial…

Topics: Media, Technology