In the Media

 How The News Media Distorts Black Families
  • Washington Post

How The News Media Distorts Black Families

The news media must help the public understand the systemic barriers that impede well-being for so many families and the policies that could improve them. The time for the media industry to reckon with how it covers families is long overdue.

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill
  • New York Times

Jay-Z: The Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People Like Meek Mill

In the New York Times, Jay-Z writes that we could literally shut down jails if we treated people on parole or probation more fairly. Citing our work with people in Philadelphia to pressure the courts there and make that vision a reality, Jay-Z asks us to fight for Meek Mill and everyone else unjustly sent to prison.

How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America
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How white TV writers decide the stories Hollywood tells America

Hollywood prides itself on its progressive politics. Celebrities sported blue ribbons on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards to signal their resistance to President Trump. However, the self-congratulatory liberal bastion has its own problems with diversity, particularly in regards to the showrunners — executive producers and head writers who make hiring decisions — and TV writers who shape storylines and characters, according to a report commissioned by the racial justice organization Color of Change.

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Racial Justice Group Calls on Advertisers to Drop Bill O’Reilly

Racial Justice Group Calls on Advertisers to Drop Bill O’Reilly

“As horrifying as these new revelations of sexual harassment are, no advertiser can claim it’s the first time they’re hearing about O’Reilly’s long, documented history of sexism and racism. From physically abusing his ex-wife and sexually harassing one of his producers to lying about being attacked during the 1992 Los Angeles riots and denigrating Congresswoman Maxine Waters on-air, Bill O’Reilly’s track record of sexual harassment and race baiting is hardly a secret.

Racial Justice Group: Trump’s Immigration Actions Are “Selling Off American Values”

Racial Justice Group: Trump’s Immigration Actions Are “Selling Off American Values”

The executive actions that Donald Trump has and is expected to sign show an absolute contempt for American values of freedom and religious liberty. From defunding “sanctuary cities” to expanding detention centers for undocumented immigrants to ordering a ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, Trump is moving forward with a plot against America, selling off American values just so he and his friends can make a buck.