• 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.
  • Creators of Color Ditch Cable for the Internet

    July 12, 2013
    Imagine stopping by Barnes & Noble to pick up a book for your niece. You search around for a book by a woman of color. When you finally choose one, the store insists you buy 11 other novels along with it.
  • Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

    June 19, 2013
    Given the massive investment in national security after 9/11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a surprise. But an uncomfortable reality of the once-secret scheme is the degree to which people of color are disproportionately caught up in the government’s dragnet.
  • Jay-Z’s Android Deal Shows How Race Colors Smartphone Market

    June 18, 2013
    Love him or loathe him, you can’t knock Jay-Z’s hustle. The rapper turned mogul has stepped up his business game considerably over the past several years, first by owning (and then selling) his stake in his hometown Brooklyn Nets, then starting his own sports agency, and finally this week announcing a new deal with Android that could permanently alter the mobile music market.
  • Spyfall

    June 11, 2013

    Late last week the Guardian released a story detailing how the National Security Administration (NSA) has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily.

  • Time for Change: First Woman Takes Helm at the FCC

    May 21, 2013
    It’s important to celebrate whenever social barriers are knocked down — including the one that fell on Monday when Mignon Clyburn became the acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Misleading Math from a Critic of Lifeline

    May 2, 2013

    At a House Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing last Thursday, opponents of the Lifeline program — which ensures that every American has access to telephone service — perpetuated many myths about its recipients.

  • Attacking Lifeline for Political Gain

    May 2, 2013
    Too many members of Congress blame the poor for the country’s economic woes. It’s a way to score political points, especially when the poor are often synonymous with people of color.
  • Save the Lifeline Program

    April 25, 2013
    Today Jessica Gonzalez, the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s vice president of policy and legal affairs, testified before Congress about the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program, which uses resources from the Universal Service Fund to ensure that every American can afford basic phone service.
  • Internet Hunt

    February 15, 2013
    It took me about five months to be able to purchase a wireless Internet box for my home. Initially, I did not worry too much about having Internet at home, but when I noticed that my sister was turning in assignments late at her community college, and thus lagging at the back of the class, I decided the investment in Internet was necessary.