• Net-Neutrality-Texas

    A New Generation of Civil Rights Leaders Applaud Chairman Wheeler’s Proposal to Pass Strong Network Neutrality Rules

    February 4, 2015
    On Tuesday, 30 members of Congress signed a letter put forward by Representatives Maxine Waters and Keith Ellison, urging the Federal Communications Commission to guarantee Net Neutrality by reclassifying broadband under Title II of the Communications Act.
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    Can You Hear Us Now?

    January 20, 2015
    Speaking just a few weeks before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.”
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    From #ReclaimMLK to #BlackLivesMatter, the Fight for Racial Justice Continues

    January 19, 2015
    As the country celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, activists are attempting to reclaim the civil rights leader’s legacy.
  • Black Lives Depend on a Free and Open Internet

    December 31, 2015
    In 2012, I watched as cable news stations posthumously put Trayvon Martin on trial for his own murder, and broadcasted his killer’s acquittal, George Zimmerman.
  • Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

    December 23, 2014
    At 7:30 a.m. on a rainy Monday morning, a multiracial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done before.
  • Time for Net Neutrality Opponents to Reconsider Their Position

    December 23, 2014
    As we enter 2015, perhaps it's time for the civil rights groups that have aligned themselves with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon to make a New Year's resolution and stop using industry talking points that have been discredited.
  • Joseph-Torres

    Why I Fight: For Racial Justice

    December 16, 2014
    The protests over the police killings of unarmed Black men and children are forcing people to confront the media’s stereotypical coverage of communities of color.
  • Five Really Big Myths About 'Next Generation' Civil Rights and the Fight for an Open Internet

    December 15, 2014
    As Black communities emerge from the shadows of criminalization, hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter have jumped off the computer screen and into the street. Beyond sparking a long-awaited new civil rights movement, they are also catalyzing an amazing 21st-century model for civil rights activism.
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    Finding Community Online After Ferguson

    December 3, 2014
    Last Monday night, I was struck by the fear that washed over me after the announcement in the Michael Brown case. Fear because I live in a country that blatantly disregards the value of some people simply because of the color of their skin. People who look like me.
  • Ferguson


    November 25, 2014
    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.