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Some Jay Smooth Wisdom on the Starbucks Controversy

Some Jay Smooth Wisdom on the Starbucks Controversy

by Akiba Solomon on March 18 2015, 4:09PM

Jay Smooth underlines why race talks should be about quality not quantity.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Five Problems With The Economist's Special Report on Latinos

Five Problems With The Economist’s Special Report on Latinos

by Aura Bogado on March 16 2015, 2:29PM

From racial slurs to confusing ethnonyms, it’s one big headache.

Topics: Media

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

by Carla Murphy on March 9 2015, 1:21PM

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

The Latest In The Fight For Our Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 26 2015, 8:02AM

The vote scheduled for Thursday is the latest battle in a decade-long war for an open and equal Internet.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

Dori Maynard, Advocate for Media Diversity, Dies at 56

by Carla Murphy on February 25 2015, 11:53AM

Maynard fought for diversity, representation, fairness and excellence in news media.

Topics: Media, /NOW

PETA Ad Equates Dog Club With the KKK

PETA Ad Equates Dog Club With the KKK

by Aura Bogado on February 18 2015, 11:19AM

Yes, you read that right.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Graphic Design Company Insists 'Hanging Tree' Ad Was Not About Race

Graphic Design Company Insists ‘Hanging Tree’ Ad Was Not About Race

by Aura Bogado on February 17 2015, 4:09PM

Seasalt & Co. writes that “seeing the noose wasn’t meant to think of a certain race being hung. It was left empty to represent that we refuse to be judged and hung in a non [literal] sense.”

Topics: Media, /NOW

Graphic Design Company in Hot Water Over Noose Ad

Graphic Design Company in Hot Water Over Noose Ad

by Aura Bogado on February 16 2015, 3:46PM

Seasalt & Co. to social media commenters: ‘If you feel your rights are being violated, please contact the civil rights department with your concerns.’

Topics: Media, /NOW

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

FCC Commissioner Says No to Pay-For-Play Internet

by Carla Murphy on February 5 2015, 12:55PM

Will the rest of the commission agree?

Topics: Media, /NOW

Marshawn Lynch: 'You All Shove Cameras and Microphones Down My Throat'

Marshawn Lynch: ‘You All Shove Cameras and Microphones Down My Throat’

by Aura Bogado on January 29 2015, 1:57PM

Lynch turns the table on the media’s obsession with him.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

Following Ferguson: Did Your News Media Do A Good Job?

by Carla Murphy on January 27 2015, 12:39PM

Washington,D.C., panel looks at how media covers race post-Ferguson and Staten Island.

Topics: Media, /NOW

The Spanish Language Version of the SOTU is Unbelievably Bad

The Spanish Language Version of the SOTU is Unbelievably Bad

by Aura Bogado on January 21 2015, 2:21PM

¿Sí se puede? More like ¡No Se Puede!

Topics: Media, /NOW

How to Tell If Your Memoir's Being Whitewashed for Network TV

How to Tell If Your Memoir’s Being Whitewashed for Network TV

by Julianne Hing on January 14 2015, 11:41AM

“If you’re high enough, orange chicken ain’t so bad.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, /NOW

[Video] How Police Are Using Social Media to Lock Up Harlem Teens

[Video] How Police Are Using Social Media to Lock Up Harlem Teens

by Carla Murphy on December 11 2014, 12:23PM

New investigation sheds light on how digital surveillance affects teens in similar neighborhoods

Topics: Media, /NOW

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

Chris Rock Talks Race Relations, Comedy And More

by Carla Murphy on December 1 2014, 12:01PM

“To say Obama is progress is saying that he’s the first black person that is qualified to be president. That’s not black progress. That’s white progress,” Chris Rock says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

ICYMI: Giuliani and Dyson Debate 'Black on Black Crime'

ICYMI: Giuliani and Dyson Debate ‘Black on Black Crime’

by Carla Murphy on November 24 2014, 11:38AM

Interview threatens to get out of control as Giuliani uses “black-on-black crime” to explain high white police presence.

Topics: Media, /NOW

[VIDEO] President Obama Steps Up on Net Neutrality

[VIDEO] President Obama Steps Up on Net Neutrality

by Carla Murphy on November 10 2014, 3:39PM

Abandoning net neutrality would end the Internet as we know it, the president says.

Topics: Media, /NOW

How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today's 'Race Beat'

How Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines Today’s ‘Race Beat’

by Carla Murphy on October 31 2014, 1:14PM

He doesn’t ignore periodic eruptions of racial violence but focuses on the less visible systemic roots of these incidents.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Google's Latino-Targeted Domain, .SOY, Inspires Frustration, Confusion

Google’s Latino-Targeted Domain, .SOY, Inspires Frustration, Confusion

by Aura Bogado on October 22 2014, 3:40PM

Can the corporation do right by marketing a new top-level domain?

Topics: Media, /NOW

The Problem With Time Magazine's New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

The Problem With Time Magazine’s New Take on Asian-Americans in Tech

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2014, 7:00AM

How Time acknowledged but ended up succumbing to the pitfalls of writing about Asian-Americans in the U.S.

Topics: Media, Society