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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

TV Host Julie Chen Says She Was Pressured Into Eyelid Surgery

TV Host Julie Chen Says She Was Pressured Into Eyelid Surgery

by Jamilah King on September 12 2013, 3:03PM

The TV anchor made her admission on CBS this week.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Apple's New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

Apple’s New iPhones and the Race to Drive Smartphone Adoption

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 1:53PM

There’s still a digital divide between people who can create content and those who can only consume it.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Meet Abby White, the Worst Interracial Relationship Counselor Ever

Meet Abby White, the Worst Interracial Relationship Counselor Ever

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:55AM

It’s just jokes, people.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Poll: 40 Percent of White People Only Have White Friends

Poll: 40 Percent of White People Only Have White Friends

by Jamilah King on August 9 2013, 12:23PM

The poll comes in the wake of a debate on race after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Why 'Orange Is the New Black' Is So Addictive

Why ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is So Addictive

by Von Diaz on August 2 2013, 7:15AM

The Netflix series sets the bar for a new kind of dramedy that carefully addresses gender, sexuality, and white privilege.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Jay Smooth: The Magical Danger of Sagging Pants

Jay Smooth: The Magical Danger of Sagging Pants

by Aura Bogado on August 1 2013, 3:52PM

Jay Smooth was surprised to learn that structural inequalities suddenly disappear when black people stop sagging their pants.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Media, /NOW

'American Idol' Hit With $250 Million Racial Discrimination Suit

‘American Idol’ Hit With $250 Million Racial Discrimination Suit

by Jamilah King on July 26 2013, 9:37AM

Ten black former contestants are suing.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

Bay Area TV News Airs Racist Asiana Airlines Prank

by Julianne Hing on July 12 2013, 7:10PM

As if speculation about the Asiana Airlines flight disaster hasn’t been plagued by enough racism.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Paula Deen, an American Story

Paula Deen, an American Story

by Imara Jones on July 4 2013, 7:00AM

Deen embodies the selective amnesia that’s allowed the U.S. to paper over its racial, economic and political contradictions, right from the start.

Topics: Economic Justice, Media, Paula Deen