I have been privileged to help inspire a number of initiatives. During the Occupy movement I wrote and produced a play titled “Occupy My Heart: A Revolutionary Christmas carol.” The play drew national attention, critical acclaim and helped changed the media narrative at a critical time. 415 more words
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Democracy is good, right?
Well, it’s complicated. Because of the tremendous scope for corruption, not all democracy is equally good. It’s a topic that bears much discussion, but for now, here are six ways we can immediately improve our democracy: 1,439 more words
Independent Media Tell Us the Truth
In virtually all aspects of life, we are influenced consciously or subconsciously by mainstream media messages. Today, six media giants—Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom and DirecTV—control the vast majority of what we watch on TV and in movies, listen to on the radio and read in books, newspapers and magazines. 295 more words
A healthy Jaylon Smith would have been one of the top 10 players selected in 2016 NFL Draft. He suffered a severe knee injury in the last game of his college career. 290 more words
The Alternative Television and Film Club at EIU screened its eighth episode of original television in front of a capacity crowd at Top of the Roc in downtown Charleston on April 27. 224 more words