• Thank You, Black Internet

    August 20, 2014
    As hundreds of Black residents in Ferguson march into another day of protests, a threatened but still open Internet has thrust the story into widespread visibility.
  • Face It, Comcast Doesn't Love You

    February 14, 2014

    You know when it seems like you've met the one. They look goooood, and say all the right things. They even offer to pay for stuff. Then one day, you catch them sneaking around with the legislator or lobbyist next door (let's just call their "friend" ALEC, for conversational purposes), and you finally understand the difference between real investment and pretense. It's hard to admit you got played. It hurts. But Valentine's Day is a good time to face facts.

  • Still, We Rise: McGannon Award Acceptance Speech

    October 2, 2013

    Malkia A. Cyril’s Acceptance Speech for the McGannon Award
    October 1st , 2013 in Washington, D.C.

    When I was a child growing up in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, at the beginning of what would be a long history of troubled sleep, my mom would sing this song to me as the gun shots and other sounds ricocheted in the background: lay down body/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while/just keep on rolling/lay down little while/trouble soon be over/lay down little while.

  • Fighting for Our Voices in a Digital World

    September 10, 2013
    Our nation’s Internet freedom is under attack — and the consequences for communities of color couldn’t be greater. To protect our communities' digital rights, Free Press and the Center for Media Justice, along with ColorOfChange and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, recently launched Voices for Internet Freedom.
  • Send a Thank You to Commissioner Clyburn

    January 27, 2010

    Martin Luther King Jr. said: “We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”

  • Civil Rights, Self-Representation, and the Fight for Open and Neutral Online Networks

    December 21, 2009

    Two weeks ago, the Center for Media Justice brought together a coalition of national media groups working on racial justice issues including the Media Action Grassroots Network, Color of Change, the Media Democracy Coalition, Presente

  • The Internet Must Not Become a Segregated Community

    December 1, 2009

    Co-authored with Chris Rabb and Joseph Torres

    When Fox News’ Glenn Beck called President Barack Obama a racist this past July, the online advocacy group ColorOfChange.org launched a campaign to convince advertisers to boycott the show. To date, some 285,000 people have joined the effort, and more than 80 companies have pulled their ads.