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Court Dismisses Verizon, Metro PCS Suits Against FCC's Web Rules

Court Dismisses Verizon, Metro PCS Suits Against FCC’s Web Rules

by Jamilah King on April 5 2011, 12:16PM

For mobile users of color, there’s good and bad news when it comes to recent efforts to squash net neutrality rules.

Topics: Media

Radio Host Mocks Hmong Community With Racist Cover Song

Radio Host Mocks Hmong Community With Racist Cover Song

by Hatty Lee on April 1 2011, 11:06AM

But what’s worse is the station’s apology.

Topics: Media

Jay Smooth Takes Chris Brown to School With a History Lesson

Jay Smooth Takes Chris Brown to School With a History Lesson

by Jorge Rivas on March 25 2011, 11:44AM

Quit crying, Chris. You’ve got it pretty easy.

Topics: Media, Video

Huffington Post Removes Andrew Brietbart From Front Page

Huffington Post Removes Andrew Brietbart From Front Page

by Jamilah King on March 24 2011, 1:01PM

Conservative writers are fine, critics say. But they’ve got to have credibility.

Topics: Media

Chris Brown Apologizes for GMA Outburst, But Still Plays Defense

Chris Brown Apologizes for GMA Outburst, But Still Plays Defense

by Jorge Rivas on March 24 2011, 12:50PM

Chris Brown apologizes, sort of, for “letting off some steam” after Good Morning America.

Topics: Media

Understanding the AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

Understanding the AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile

by Jamilah King on March 22 2011, 4:41PM

The proposed merger could have far-reaching implications for blacks and Latinos, who primarily access the Web with mobile devices.

Topics: Media

Report: Chris Brown Breaks ABC Studio Windows After Rihanna Questions

Report: Chris Brown Breaks ABC Studio Windows After Rihanna Questions

by Jorge Rivas on March 22 2011, 4:04PM

He says he’s never been better, but his actions speak louder to his young fans than his words.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media

Alexandra Wallace's Anti-Asian Rant Draws...Misogyny and Death Threats

Alexandra Wallace’s Anti-Asian Rant Draws…Misogyny and Death Threats

by Jorge Rivas on March 18 2011, 3:16PM

Some of the most popular comedic riffs on the UCLA student’s infamous viral video are as sexist as she was racist.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, Schools & Youth

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O'Keefe's Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

From ACORN to NPR: We Rate O’Keefe’s Fake, Sadly Effective Stings

by Channing Kennedy on March 16 2011, 5:24PM

No matter how badly he bungles it, his so-called journalism keeps getting the smear-job done.

Topics: Media, Politics

Cyber Dating: Whites Get Messages; Blacks and Latinos Get Split Verbs

Cyber Dating: Whites Get Messages; Blacks and Latinos Get Split Verbs

by Jorge Rivas on March 16 2011, 3:28PM

As Alexandra Wallace would say, there are hordes of white people on dating sites.

Topics: Media

NAACP Apologizes to Black Publishers for Image Awards Ad Snub

NAACP Apologizes to Black Publishers for Image Awards Ad Snub

by Thoai Lu on March 16 2011, 1:30PM

President Ben Jealous says a contractor ignored explicit orders to buy space from black papers.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson is Coming to a Theater Near You

Antoine Dodson is Coming to a Theater Near You

by Jorge Rivas on March 10 2011, 10:00AM

But the film looks like a cross between the Blair Witch Project, Hackers and Alice Wonderland.

Topics: Media

Glenn Beck's Gloomy Ideas Are Bad for Business

Glenn Beck’s Gloomy Ideas Are Bad for Business

by Thoai Lu on March 10 2011, 9:52AM

Even conservatives are put off by the talk show host’s apocalyptic theories.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

NPR's Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O'Keefe's Tea Party Prank

NPR’s Vivian Schiller Resigns After James O’Keefe’s Tea Party Prank

by Jamilah King on March 9 2011, 10:26AM

The conservative activist’s latest “sting” nets another progressive victim.

Topics: Media

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Weight Loss

Aretha Franklin Opens Up About Weight Loss

by Jorge Rivas on March 4 2011, 12:31PM

It’s the Queen of Soul like you’ve never seen her before.

Topics: Media

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for 'Socialist Social Justice' Policies

Fox Rails Against Seattle Cops for ‘Socialist Social Justice’ Policies

by Julianne Hing on March 2 2011, 5:04PM

The network criticizes SPD’s new race and social justice initiative.

Topics: Media

Oprah's New Cable Channel is Struggling

Oprah’s New Cable Channel is Struggling

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2011, 1:36PM

Not everything Oprah touches turns to gold.

Topics: Media

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

GLAAD, Latino Media Leaders Take Aim at José Luis Sin Censura

by Jorge Rivas on March 2 2011, 11:35AM

Jerry Springer can’t hold a candle to this guy.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson Meme Shows Up in Wisconsin Protests

Antoine Dodson Meme Shows Up in Wisconsin Protests

by Thoai Lu on February 25 2011, 2:52PM

He’s back! And this time it’s in the name of worker’s rights.

Topics: Media

Tavis Smiley Calls Out Bill Maher's Troubled Stance on Muslim Men

Tavis Smiley Calls Out Bill Maher’s Troubled Stance on Muslim Men

by Jamilah King on February 22 2011, 2:20PM

What? You didn’t hear that Bill Maher is now an expert on women’s rights?

Topics: Media