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  • Ford Foundation Hosts Conference on Diversity in the Media
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    Race Relations and Media Diversity

    The Ford Foundation hosted a conference at the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit on the state of race relations and the media, with a focus on the 1968 Kerner…

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  • Panel Discussion on Black Writers in the Digital Age
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    Panel Discussion on Black Writers in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about black writers in the digital age. Panelists included author and journalist Farai Chideya; Akiba Solomon, editorial director of Colorlines; poet Tai Allen; Johnny Temple,…

    381 views
  • Panel Offers Ways to Improve Coverage of Minorities
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    Media Coverage of Race and Social Mobility

    Panelists talked about media coverage of racial issues. Topics included changing journalistic and U.S. racial demographics; the controversy surrounding Philadelphia Magazine’s cover story, “Being White in…

    389 views
  • Economic Crisis Role Play
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    Economic Crisis Role Play

    Current and former members of Congress, journalists, and policy experts participated in a role-playing simulation. They responded to hypothetical scenarios related to the global economy,…

    477 views
  • Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns
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    Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns

    Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 election. Topics included the differences between Super PACSs and 501(c)4 organizations, disclosure,…

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  • Race and the 2012 Presidential Campaign
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    Race and the 2012 Presidential Campaign

    Panelists talked about race and the 2012 presidential campaign. Some of the topics included voter identification laws, the black vote, and voter ID laws, President Obama’s and Republican…

    513 views
  • emKiss the Skyem
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    Kiss the Sky

    Farai Chideya talked about her book Kiss the Sky: A Novel (Atria; May 12, 2009). She was interviewed at the 32nd Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for…

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  • emTrust  Reaching the 100 Million Missing Votersem
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    Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters

    Ms. Chideya talked about her book, Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters, published by Soft Skull Press. She urged people to not only concern themselves with the 2004 presidential election but…

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    Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters

    As a part of the legislative conference’s Author Pavilion, Ms. Chideya spoke about her book, Trust: Reaching the 100 Million Missing Voters, published by Soft Skull Press. She discussed the…

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  • Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate
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    Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate

    Democratic presidential candidates debated one another on a number of issues including military operations in Iraq, the state of the economy, issues of concern to the African-American…

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  • Conservatives and the Media
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    Conservatives and the Media

    Participants talked about the conservative influence on various media outlets. Among the topics they addressed were media bias, media ownership, and a recent decision by the Federal…

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  • State of the Black Union 2001 Part 2
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    State of the Black Union 2001, Part 2

    In a forum on the state of black America designed to present a public think tank that will analyze the critical challenges facing the African-American community, panelists talked about…

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  • HipHop Literature
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    Hip-Hop Literature

    Panelists talked about the influence of hip-hop music on literature as well as the spoken and written word. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of profanity and violence in the music,…

    276 views
  • AfricanAmerican Political Platform
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    African-American Political Platform

    Participants spoke about issues facing the African-American community and how Republican and Democratic Party stances on the issues would affect their vote. Among the issues they addressed…

    341 views
  • Gore Campaign Forum
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    Gore Campaign Forum

    The Oxygen Cable and On-Line hosted a town hall meeting in which Vice President Gore answered questions from the studio audience and viewer questions sent by electronic mail. Among the…

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  • Covering Affirmative Action
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    Covering Affirmative Action

    The panelists discussed media coverage of race issues and racial politics, particularly affirmative action. They talked about California’s Proposition 200 that would have banned preferences…

    80 views
  • emThe Color of Our Futureem
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    The Color of Our Future

    Ms. Chideya talked about her book, The Color of Our Future: Our Multiracial Future, published by William Morrow & Company. The book describes, through interviews from across the U.S., how…

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  • Images of Black Women
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    Images of Black Women

    Ms. Chideya spoke about the bidirectional relationship between images and reality of African American women’s lives in the United States. She said that images both reflect and shape…

    386 views
  • Politics 98 Online
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    Politics '98 Online

    Panelists talked about the impact online services and online journalism will play in the 1998 elections. This was part of a seminar on journalism and the Internet hosted by the Freedom…

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  • State of the Media
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    State of the Media

    Panelists talked about the current state of the media and the blurring of lines between politically oriented magazines and more commercial magazines. They also discussed the onslaught of…

    648 views
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