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Democracy in Peril: Twenty Years of Media Consolidation Under the Telecommunications Act

Wall Street's sinister influence on the political process has, rightly, been a major topic during this presidential campaign. But, history has taught us that the role that the media industry plays in Washington poses a comparable threat to our democracy. Yet, this is a topic [...]

Fear Lies at the Heart of Opposition to ‘Political Correctness’

By Rebecca Carroll | Originally Published at Guardian and Observer. October 22 , 2015 12.45 EDT | Photographic Credit; Toni Morrison on Political Correctness. "What I think the political correctness debate is really about is the power to be able to define,,," AngertAesthetics There is a theory [...]

The Soapbox: In a Tone-Deaf Attempt to Explore White Privilege Chicago Artist Exploits Michael Brown’s Death

Location. Location. Location! What might an art exhibit and a much questioned dehumanization have to do with education or a tone-deaf discrimination? It is the location! The neighborhood in which the exhibit sits is one rarely frequented by gallery-goers. It is Bronzeville. Bronzeville is not the place [...]

Why Do We Applaud Rebellion in Film, But Not in Baltimore’s Streets?

Over the past few years, Americans have spent millions of dollars to enjoy fictional rebellion. Combined, "The Giver," the "Hunger Games" series, and the "Divergent" series — all novels turned films — have amassed over $2 billion globally. In addition to their financial success, they have [...]

How Bad Media Is Driving the Collapse of Our Once-Great Public Education System

Most of the news media have no idea how schools run, but they write about them as if they do. By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at AlterNet. March 16, 2015 Photograph; What reform means to our students. Be afraid of "truisms" tossed about and twisted into [...]

What Hollaback’s Viral Video, George Zimmerman’s Trial, and Twilight Have in Common

By Kimberly B. George | Originally Published at and a special to NewBlackMan (in Exile) November 3, 2014 By now you, like 27 million people, have probably seen the video: a woman walking around for 10 hours in New York. It’s a deeply painful video to watch—painful [...]

What Are We Doing To Our Children? #IfTheyGunnedMeDown #MichaelBrown

What are we doing to our children? Why might it be that white teens are free to plan for proms, High School graduation, the anticipation that comes when you go off to college, while our Black babies ponder, "If the cops gun me down, which image would [...]