African-American IT, telecommunications and media

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A Network of Our Own
By Makani Themba, 27 March 2001. If Black Entertainment Television’s (BET) recent firing of talent Tavis Smiley feels like deja vu there’s good reason. It’s only the most recent in a long line of problems black folk have with “the mediaZ”.
The Black Stake in the Internet: Net Neutrality is an African American Issue
By BC Editor Bruce Dixon, The Black Commentator, [11 May 2006]. A mainline African American voting rights group has been enlisted on the side of telecom monopolies in their push to privatize the Internet and roll back agreements that force these monopolies to extend Internet and cable service to poor and rural communities around the country.