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Build Media Mind Muscles

Learning to think about media, or media literacy, is both fun and functional.  Sure we live in a media saturated world, straight mainlining image and messages 24.7–but do you think about it?  Do you ask yourself why are there 1000 channels and nothing on?  Why is the news so bad at the news? What is […]

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Diversity: No Pie For You

Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue seems to show the joyous post-racial status of Hollywood.  But hold on to your popcorn.  The fine people from Lee and Low books put together an infographic breaking down the diversity–or lack there of–in the Academy Awards.  The numbers show when it comes to Hollywood, you may need a passport because […]

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Shasheer’s Here But Drake Takes the Cake

This week Saturday Night Live debuted their latest cast member, Shasheer Zamata. Her addition to the 39 year old comedy ensemble came after well-publicized and deserved criticism led to the show bowing to pressure listening to the criticism and—surprise, surprise—finding the talent they thought was so elusive. Shasheer brings the total women of color on […]

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Free to be Bad Part 2: Dear Congress, Love, Zombies

Just in time to fill the hole in our life left by the death of Walter White, AMC premieres season 4 of The Walking Dead.  If you’ve never seen it, the Walking Dead, based on the graphic novel of the same name, is an action drama set in the zombie-infested near future.  Like Breaking Bad, […]

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We Ain’t What We Ought to Be

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech.  The 50 years since that famous speech stand today as a measuring stick to place blackness in America against.  To paraphrase MLK himself, it’s 50 years later and the negro is still not free.  Now I can hear you shouting “Black […]

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