The Power of Story: From History to Her-story

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Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Roy Moore, Mike Oreskes, Al Franken, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, John Conyers, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor. All recent inductees to an ignominious hall of fame.   This year has been exasperating on so many levels, but the gathering flood of stories about successful men sexually harassing […]

The Demise of Net Neutrality Bodes a Grim Future for Public Media

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The reason dystopian tales are so appealing is they play to our deepest fears about a future where technology, greed and lust thrive unbridled by human compassion, social justice and environmental consciousness. Dystopian thrillers may be exhilarating, but only because no one expects to actually live that way. As the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced […]

How Far Would Your Mother Go to Save You from HIV?

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It is difficult to overstate how far a mother would go for her children. This is why we all go into a bit of a trance at this time of year. We will embarrass ourselves gladly for the corniest Mother’s day gift or card. There’s nothing on that shelf quite enough to express a feeling like “thanks for creating and carrying my heart and bones inside you for nine months!”

Jacquie Jones Steps Down At NBPC

NEW YORK (May 1, 2014)—Jacquie Jones, who has served as executive director of National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) since 2005, has stepped down. The board of directors of the 35-year- old nonprofit, which develops, produces and funds media content about the black experience for public media outlets, including television, digital radio and online, accepted her […]