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Net Neutrality Isn't Quite Dead Yet

Net Neutrality Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

by Jamilah King on January 16 2014, 7:00AM

But it is on life support after this week’s federal appeals court ruling.

Topics: Media

Teju Cole did Something Brilliant on Twitter

Teju Cole did Something Brilliant on Twitter

by Aura Bogado on January 8 2014, 3:45PM

A short story, 140 characters at a time.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Undocumented Living? There's an App for That

Undocumented Living? There’s an App for That

by Aura Bogado on January 6 2014, 1:03PM

Ten Droid apps that may prove especially helpful if you’re undocumented.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Time to Pull Out Your Asian-American Family's Home Movies

Time to Pull Out Your Asian-American Family’s Home Movies

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2014, 4:55PM

Forget the faux-retro Instagram filters. We’re talking legitimately old footage.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Nikki Giovanni Recites Poetry Live on MSNBC

Nikki Giovanni Recites Poetry Live on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 12:03PM

Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni made an appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry’s #Nerdland segment over the weekend. She performed a poem called “Ego Tripping” and said, “I am so hip, even my errors are correct.” Watch the segment below….

Topics: Media, /NOW

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013 Play

Watch: The Biggest Stories of 2013

by Akiba Solomon on December 12 2013, 12:21PM

Our editors and guests wax reflexive about the most important stories of 2013

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration, Media, /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Sonic Drive-in Sorry for 'Scalp the Redskins' Signs

Sonic Drive-in Sorry for ‘Scalp the Redskins’ Signs

by Aura Bogado on December 10 2013, 3:18PM

It wasn’t one, but two racist messages.

Topics: Media, /NOW

RNC's Director of Black Media Outreach Calls Rosa Parks Tweet a 'Typo'

RNC’s Director of Black Media Outreach Calls Rosa Parks Tweet a ‘Typo’

by Julianne Hing on December 5 2013, 1:58PM

Not the mea culpa one might have expected, but a rich television moment nonetheless.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

Chelsea Manning is Thankful for Malcolm X, MLK Jr., and Harvey Milk

by Aura Bogado on November 27 2013, 11:15AM

The former army private is reluctant to celebrate Thanksgiving because she believes its origins lie in the slaughter against the Pequot.

Topics: Media, /NOW

New Documentary Explores Race in the Jayson Blair Scandal

New Documentary Explores Race in the Jayson Blair Scandal

by Jamilah King on November 21 2013, 8:37AM

The plagiarism of one black journalist became a story about race and diversity in the field. Here, filmmaker Samantha Grant explains why.

Topics: Media

A Tech Innovation in Red Hook's Housing Projects

A Tech Innovation in Red Hook’s Housing Projects

by Jamilah King on November 8 2013, 7:00AM

Thanks in part to a community wireless network, low-income residents in Brooklyn are creating new forms of networking in the digital age.

Topics: Economy, Media

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

Watch Totally Biased Take on the Washington D.C. NFL Team Name

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2013, 2:13PM

“The Detroit Darkies. Would you support that?”

Topics: Media, /NOW

How Tech Stays White

How Tech Stays White

by Von Diaz, Jamilah King on October 22 2013, 7:00AM

From “pattern matching” to geek aversion, racial inequity is still coded into the new economy.

Topics: Economy, Media

Big Freedia Talks New Orleans Bounce on MSNBC

Big Freedia Talks New Orleans Bounce on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on October 14 2013, 10:50AM

The Queen of Bounce made an appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry over the weekend to talk about her new reality TV show.

Topics: Media, /NOW

This 3-Year-Old Danced to Beyoncé on 'Ellen' and Killed It

This 3-Year-Old Danced to Beyoncé on ‘Ellen’ and Killed It

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 12:30PM

But wait until you see what she could do when she was two years old.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Questlove, Bloomberg Announce Launch of 'Made in NY' Media Center

Questlove, Bloomberg Announce Launch of ‘Made in NY’ Media Center

by Jamilah King on October 2 2013, 9:19AM

Your favorite drummer has a new gig.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Why We Still Need to Talk About Privilege

Why We Still Need to Talk About Privilege

by Jamilah King on September 30 2013, 7:00AM

Recent online discussions of race, class and gender privilege have been dismissive of the concept. Here’s how they miss the point.

Topics: Media

Shady Businessman Exploits Homeless to Wait in Line for iPhones

Shady Businessman Exploits Homeless to Wait in Line for iPhones

by Jamilah King on September 23 2013, 9:51AM

But the man refused to hold up his end of the bargain.

Topics: Media, /NOW

How People Use Google Street View to Indulge in Poverty Porn

How People Use Google Street View to Indulge in Poverty Porn

by Jamilah King on September 18 2013, 10:37AM

Apparently, poverty is fun. Who knew?

Topics: Media, /NOW

What the NSA's Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

What the NSA’s Spying Has to Do With Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on September 13 2013, 12:28PM

A federal lawsuit from Verizon could overturn the FCC’s hard fought open Internet regulations.

Topics: Media, /NOW