The Me Nobody Knew Then






“When I first get up in the morning I feel fresh and it feels like it would be a good day to me. But after I get in school, things change and they seem to turn into problems for me. And by the end of the day I don’t even feel like I’m young. I […]

What Would WEB Du Bois Tell Henry Jenkins and Soulja Boy?






As Henry Jenkins and other scholars have observed, contemporary remix culture has disrupted both hierarchies of taste and capitalist models of cultural production. However, less attention seems to have been paid to the degree to which these emergent models of cultural production reinforce oppressive stereotypes and destructive social norms. This essay muses upon efforts to create socially responsible media in the current environment.

L’Heureux “Dumi” Lewis: Black Male Privilege






Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis is an assistant professor of sociology at City College of New York. His professional website is at ProfessorLewis.com and he also maintains the blog UptownNotes.com. This talk was one of the presentations from the Morehouse College Founders Day Symposium.

Women in the Newsroom: Burned Out and Fed Up






That’s the title of a live chat held by the Association for ¬†Education in Journalism and Mass Communications last week about a recent study showing that women are being driven from the newspaper field. The survey, published in the summer, 2009 Newspaper Research Journal, found that 60 percent of respondents either plan to leave the […]