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How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 13 2011, 12:10PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2011, 1:03PM

The company says it will opt of an ad that’s less controversial.

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Media Declares Race War in Halle Berry's Custody Battle

Media Declares Race War in Halle Berry’s Custody Battle

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2011, 3:40PM

The actress cites the one-drop rule, saying that her toddler daughter is black. The daughter’s father, who’s white, disagrees.

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Groupon CEO Defends Controversial Tibetan Themed Super Bowl Ad

Groupon CEO Defends Controversial Tibetan Themed Super Bowl Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2011, 1:32PM

At least he’s not objectifying women, he says.

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Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

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When Will Racism Trend Stories Finally End? [Reader Forum Edition]

When Will Racism Trend Stories Finally End? [Reader Forum Edition]

by Channing Kennedy on February 4 2011, 8:15PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Oprah Learns That People Don't Grow

Oprah Learns That People Don’t Grow “Gayer”

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2011, 3:03PM

In a rare moment, the talk show host has to check herself.

Topics: Media, Oprah

GLAAD Demands Apology For SNL Trangender Skit

GLAAD Demands Apology For SNL Trangender Skit

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2011, 3:39PM

Crude humor belies the very real hatred trans folks face every day,

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'Being Elmo' Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

‘Being Elmo’ Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 1:39PM

Until recently, he may be one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah's Network Is Too White

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah’s Network Is Too White

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 10:45AM

Can media’s biggest black mogul walk the walk when it comes to expanding network diversity?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, Oprah

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids' Education? [Reader Forum]

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids’ Education? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2011, 9:01PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

by Hatty Lee on January 28 2011, 12:45PM

Ellison Onizuka and Ronald McNair were among the first astronauts of color to go to space.

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Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 5:07PM

Despite progress, advocates say more needs to be done to ensure fair representation on both sides of the camera.

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Antoine Dodson's Got Jokes With 'Epic Fail Mutual'

Antoine Dodson’s Got Jokes With ‘Epic Fail Mutual’

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 10:24AM

Someone’s got to look out for accidental celebrities, right?

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Amy Chua Tells Stephen Colbert He Too Can be a 'Tiger Mother'

Amy Chua Tells Stephen Colbert He Too Can be a ‘Tiger Mother’

by Jorge Rivas on January 26 2011, 4:45PM

The author puts her Harvard Law School degree to use and defends herself.

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Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

Smuggle Truck, the iPad Game that Trivializes Border-Crossing

by Channing Kennedy on January 25 2011, 12:05PM

Video games have power, and this uses it in all the wrong ways.

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Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

Readers Learn Their Lesson About The Tiger Mother

by Channing Kennedy on January 22 2011, 1:36AM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Fox News Can't Decide Whether to Love or Hate Latinos

Fox News Can’t Decide Whether to Love or Hate Latinos

by Jorge Rivas on January 21 2011, 3:57PM

The big lesson? You can’t have it both ways.

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Verizon Takes FCC to Court Over New Web Rules

Verizon Takes FCC to Court Over New Web Rules

by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 1:25PM

Get ready. It’s gonna be a long year in the battle to keep the Internet free from corporate takeovers.

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Open Web Activists Applaud Rep. Eshoo's Victory on Capitol Hill

Open Web Activists Applaud Rep. Eshoo’s Victory on Capitol Hill

by Jamilah King on January 21 2011, 10:07AM

The pro-regulatory lawmaker beat out Rep. Bobby Rush for key tech position.

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