• Blaxploitation in American Media

    Written by William Camacho The prevalence of racist depictions in corporate media continues to influence Americans in subtle ways. Although minstrelsy was the start of misrepresenting African Americans in entertainment, it is important to understand how racist character types are perpetuated in contemporary media. One of the most applicable...
  • Materialism, Misogyny, and Masculinity in Hip Hop and Rap

    Written by McKenzie Gaudette Gender bias in the corporate music industry remains a prevalent issue affecting female artists and audiences alike through sexualized images, degrading lyricism, and stereotypical normative behaviors. Since rap and hip hop genres are predominately male oriented in terms of the ratio of male to female...
  • EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY

      EDUCATING OUR WAY OUT OF POVERTY: A PROPOSAL TO DIGTIZE EDUCATION Written by Amber Abadia, Steve Chrtisman, and Gabe Cox (California State University, East Bay) Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) It is clear that one major solutions to solving poverty is education. This means...
  • Extreme Weather and Global Warming

    Written by: Ruben Saucedo (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   In the United States, the corporate media dictates public information which heavily impacts the public opinion.  Stories of little importance permeate coverage and relegate relevant...
  • Round Up the Roundup

        Written by: Sebastian Trucios (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   Recent studies have uncovered potential toxins and carcinogens within the active and inactive ingredients of Monsanto’s Roundup® weed-killer.  Corporate media outlets have intentionally...
  • Gold is the New Green

      Written by: Kevin Shepherd (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay)   De-dollarization throughout world trade is vastly underreported by corporate media outlets with larger implications of the United States’ declining power throughout the global economy....
  • Global Epidemic of Electronic Waste

      Written by: Steven McCombs (California Maritime Academy) Edited by: Aimee Casey (Diablo Valley College) Faculty Advisor: Nolan Higdon (California State University, East Bay) Many stories go unreported by corporate news outlets. The issue of electronic waste was ranked the nineteenth most censored story according Project Censored’s annual publication...
  • FREE Resource for Educators and Consumers

    Dr. Allison Butler of Mass Media Literacy (MML) shares “Post-Election, Post-Truth : Using    Comprehensive Media Literacy to Assess and Evaluate News and Current Events.” The guide offers concepts and understandings using critical media literacy skills to evaluate the current, post-election news environment, including fake news, satire, and propaganda. The...
  • #MAGA Insanity Is US: Matt Taibbi’s Insane Clown President (BOOK REVIEW)

    How did the United States end up with President Donald J. Trump? Insane Clown Posse, Matt Taibbi’s brilliant new book, details the insanity. If you are new to Taibbi’s writing, brace yourself. The long-time Rolling Stone journalist writes in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson’s “gonzo journalism.” Reading his new book is like encountering...