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The NY Post Makes DSK's Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

The NY Post Makes DSK’s Alleged Rape Victim an AIDS Predator

by Akiba Solomon on May 20 2011, 12:20PM

In its lust for a salacious scoop, Rupert Murdoch’s chronically race-baiting tabloid has made both the alleged victim and her community into the villains.

Topics: Gender, DSK Rape Case, Health, Media

Why Is Media Justice Such a Hard Fight? See: Meredith Atwell Baker

Why Is Media Justice Such a Hard Fight? See: Meredith Atwell Baker

by Jamilah King on May 19 2011, 11:45AM

The revolving door between policymakers and the companies they regulate has rarely swung so brazenly as it has for the outgoing FCC commissioner.

Topics: Media

The Pseudoscience of

The Pseudoscience of “Black Women Are Less Attractive”

by Akiba Solomon on May 17 2011, 12:33PM

A London School of Economics psychology professor creates bar graphs to show how black women are uglier than women of other races. Psychology Today publishes it. Sigh.

Topics: Gender, Media

CNN Anchor Don Lemon Talks About Being Gay, Black and on TV

CNN Anchor Don Lemon Talks About Being Gay, Black and on TV

by Akiba Solomon on May 16 2011, 11:30AM

He told the Times that he couldn’t write a feel-good black memoir without being honest and challenging what he says is one of the community’s biggest taboos.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Trump's Silly Response to Campaign Urging Stars to Dump the Donald

Trump’s Silly Response to Campaign Urging Stars to Dump the Donald

by Channing Kennedy on May 10 2011, 12:17PM

He says he can’t be racist, since a black person won his game show once.

Topics: Media, Politics

Michelle Obama Will Teach You How to Dougie

Michelle Obama Will Teach You How to Dougie

by Julianne Hing on May 4 2011, 1:02PM

Michelle Obama for president, anyone?

Topics: Media

I Didn't Watch the Royal Wedding, But It Still Won't Go Away

I Didn’t Watch the Royal Wedding, But It Still Won’t Go Away

by Akiba Solomon on April 29 2011, 12:32PM

If we’re talking royal fantasies, I’d choose Prince Akeem over Prince William any day.

Topics: Gender, Media

Slow Job Recovery for Journalists of Color

Slow Job Recovery for Journalists of Color

by Jamilah King on April 29 2011, 11:56AM

Newsrooms don’t reflect the country’s growing racial diversity.

Topics: Media

AT&T Paints Itself As the Underdog in Proposed T-Mobile Merger

AT&T Paints Itself As the Underdog in Proposed T-Mobile Merger

by Jamilah King on April 26 2011, 10:05AM

The company’s resorted to scare tactics in a bid to win sympathy from federal regulators.

Topics: Media

Andrew Breitbart's Selective Outrage Over Wonkette R-Word Gaffe

Andrew Breitbart’s Selective Outrage Over Wonkette R-Word Gaffe

by Channing Kennedy on April 26 2011, 8:00AM

Another day, another inscrutable vendetta-fueled Internet fight.

Topics: Media

Amy Chua's Tiger Cub Has a Blog, and It's Funny

Amy Chua’s Tiger Cub Has a Blog, and It’s Funny

by Julianne Hing on April 22 2011, 11:18AM

Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is speaking for herself these days.

Topics: Media

New UK Doc Asks U.S. How To Fight for Racial Justice

New UK Doc Asks U.S. How To Fight for Racial Justice

by Channing Kennedy on April 21 2011, 9:55AM

Here’s another bright spot from Facing Race 2010.

Topics: Colorlines Press, Media

Glenn Beck Claims Obama and Van Jones Support 'Killing the Parents'

Glenn Beck Claims Obama and Van Jones Support ‘Killing the Parents’

by Asraa Mustufa on April 19 2011, 2:13PM

The talk show host goes after young climate change activists who had gathered this week in D.C. for the national Power Shift conference.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

FCC's Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Vows To Fight for Mobile Users

by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 3:22PM

But House Republicans and telecom companies are ready for a fight.

Topics: Media, NCMR 2011, Technology

4 Campaigns Holding Big Media Accountable for How It Treats Us

4 Campaigns Holding Big Media Accountable for How It Treats Us

by Jamilah King on April 11 2011, 12:00PM

Colorlines.com spent last weekend at the National Conference on Media Reform hearing about ways community is demanding corporate media do better.

Topics: Media, NCMR 2011

Glenn Beck Wants Only-Sometimes-Wacky Andrew Napolitano To Fill His Slot

Glenn Beck Wants Only-Sometimes-Wacky Andrew Napolitano To Fill His Slot

by Channing Kennedy on April 7 2011, 3:35PM

Napolitano is a hardline libertarian who has defended the 14th Amendment, among other rare arguments on Fox News.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

5 Reasons To Miss Glenn Beck (and for Progressives To Learn From Him)

5 Reasons To Miss Glenn Beck (and for Progressives To Learn From Him)

by Sally Kohn on April 7 2011, 9:30AM

The man has revolutionized television as a movement building tool.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

Glenn Beck Ends Show, But Fox's Race Baiting Still Lives

Glenn Beck Ends Show, But Fox’s Race Baiting Still Lives

by Jamilah King on April 6 2011, 3:42PM

At least for now, the talk show host’s hate has been muted.

Topics: Glenn Beck, Media

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