UCC OC Inc., Center for Media Justice and MAGNet teamed up with religious organizations, civil rights groups, labor and many others to submit a letter today supporting further reforms to end predatory prison phone rates.
By: Larry Fellows Last Friday, Larry Fellows joined a delegation of Black activists and organizers from the police accountability movement to meet with leaders of the Federal Communications Commission and Congressional Black Caucus about the preservation of net neutrality. Coordinated by the Media Action Grassroots Network and our partners, the delegation discussed the role of media Read more
At 7:30am on a rainy Monday morning, a multi-racial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done before.
As Black communities emerge from the shadows of criminalization, hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter have jumped off the computer screen and into the street.
On November 20, members of the Media Action Grassroots Network and our allies at Color of Change, 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. Endorsers of the letter called on the Federal Communications Commission to implement real Net Neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a Title II common carrier service. Our meeting with Commissioner Clyburn came shortly after President Barack Obama’s bold statement on net neutrality. Our letter and President Obama’s statement join a chorus of more than 4 million people that have submitted comments on this issue at the FCC, with the vast majority favoring net neutrality and reclassification.