A lot of us felt devastated after learning that Darren Wilson won’t be indicted for the murder of Michael Brown.
We listened to prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s statement last night on cable news channels, public radio stations, YouTube webcasts and on-the-ground livestreams. We were glued to the media, old and new. And we went there to find community.
On Nov. 20, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network and our allies at ColorOfChange.org, Presente.org and Free Press met with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to deliver a letter signed by more than 90 racial justice and civil rights organizations.
On Thursday night, the skies were overcast in San Francisco and threatening to storm. A group of Net Neutrality supporters standing on the steps of San Francisco City Hall opened their umbrellas as it began to pour. The group held out, chanting “Fair communication, no discrimination!”
How did it come to this, when the NAACP, Urban League and other legacy civil rights groups are actually propping up Republican leadership in their efforts to tear down President Obama? It's like an alternative universe where stalwarts in the fight to amplify the voices of the powerless are now kowtowing to the corporations that wish to silence us.
Earlier this month, President Obama added his voice to the nearly 4 million people who have urged the FCC to preserve the open Internet and protect free speech online. Is any of this getting through to Chairman Tom Wheeler?
Americans would rather deal with unwanted telemarketing calls, fight their insurance companies, or pay top dollar for oil and gas because almost anything is better than dealing with the cable company if it happens to be named Comcast, Time Warner Cable or Charter.
It’s been almost 18 months since whistleblower Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s spying programs. And on Tuesday, the Senate will decide whether to move forward with the USA Freedom Act — a bill that would curb some of the government’s worst surveillance practices.