Black People : Media Control!!!!

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  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What's up y'all....

    What is the power of the media?

    Could that power be used to influence and effect Black (African) enlightenment?

    What are some of the negative effects of media?

    How can the media be used for the positive?

    Blackbird (still searching)
     
  2. cherryblossom

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    YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICANS AGAINST MEDIA STEREOTYPES

    http://www.yaaams.org/

    ABOUT


    YAAAMS OVERVIEW:
    YAAAMS, the grass root media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media since 2005. We work by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize African American interest, and dissenting viewpoints. We specialize in using unique methods to evaluate and study the performance of the media.
    On Jan 1, 2010 YAAAMS began a major new phase in its history. It created the YAAAMS RESEARCH INSTUTUTE section and set out to significantly expand its research activities.
    YAAAMS broadened research agenda will include studies, reports and data of media’s trends and agenda.
    YAAAMS MISSION:
    Young African-Americans Against Media Stereotypes (YAAAMS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to scrutinize media coverage for fairness and accuracy. African-Americans depend on the media for information and entertainment-like most people-yet we are ten times more likely to be stereotyped than non-African-Americans.
    YAAAMS intends to be an organization that can freely discuss with those African-Americans in the public spotlight how the bad things they do will definitely be covered by the media and may be reported differently than similar activities of famous white counterparts. In working with these African-American public figures, we are not doing so to condone any negative behavior; we acknowledge that individuals are responsible for their own actions.
    But we believe the media, as a powerful force, must ensure its coverage-which story it chooses to ignore, which story it chooses to report, how the story is presented-does not mislead and distort the truth either. Accordingly, when appropriate, we also plan to take the media to task for its reporting of African-Americans.
    YAAAMS GOALS:
    · To rid the media of biases, inaccuracies, and over-publicized and sensationalized stories of African-Americans that at times are not even recognized as such or are poorly explained.
    · To encourage a healthy skepticism about African-American media images.
    · To force African-Americans to comprehend that negative media images-if accepted as truth subconsciously and never questioned-can and do have the power to lower self-esteem, thereby undermining our full potential.
    · To enlighten African-American parents about the effects of negative media images on their children, so they can effectively counteract these influences.
    · To encourage African-Americans to voice their opinions and get involved, even if they disagree with us.
    · To identify and take to task those media outlets-even those owned or run by African-Americans-that unfairly depict African-Americans.
    · To help both the journalists who produce the news and the citizens who consume it develop a better understanding of what the press is delivering, how the media are changing, and what forces are shaping those changes.
     
  3. Shikamaru

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    The power of the media is that many people are too lazy to create their own material ....

    IMO
     
  4. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    That's a good question, with a Trilion dollars, and now 36 HDTV channels up for sale, when do we start to control some media???????
     
  5. Mikha'el

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    the power of the media stems from society's stupidity n belief in the system

    B.E.T has not benefited blacks at any point in time
     
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks, Sister CherryBlossom, for bringing this thread back to life. Thanks for the info.
     
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    the only way we will have any power over our images and what our children see and hear,
    is by our ownership and control of media

    When we watch our own, then folks wil no longer look at derogatory crap lke on channels 9 and 11,
    and wil have radio stations where conscious rap can be played,
    and our true scholars be heard, as they were on the Global Black Experience WLIB AM back in the 90s
     
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    The Internet should be the new frontier which we can colonize concerning positive Nubian images and entertainment in addition to other cheaply available technologies.
     
  9. skuderjaymes

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    the internet was a new frontier 10 or 12 years ago.. now it has been folded into the machine..
     
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    I continue to view the Internet as the "Wild West".
    Still untamed. You can setup new territories at will to just about do as you please.
     
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