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Is This Black Parenting Magazine Racist?

If you think this magazine is racist, you might just be a racist. Successful Black Parenting has been getting a few comments on social media from non-Black people asking the question, is this magazine racist? It’s time to talk aboutShow More Summary

Cannes 2016 Shingerview: Jorn Socquet, Anheuser-Busch InBev

"Data is very important for a multitude of reasons. It needs to validate, or at least give you some confidence, that what you are doing is the right thing before you actually do it." At the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week, Jorn Socquet, VP U.S. Show More Summary

'Suck it, Bipeds': Finding Dory's Disability Narratives

Spoiler alerts: Finding Dory Rarely, if ever, have I encountered a movie, animated or live action, so replete with positive representations of multiple disabilities, that simultaneously avoids stereotypical pity and triumph narratives and refuses to deny truths like bullying, isolation, despair, and grief. Show More Summary

The Rise of the Micro-Influencer

"Brands are literally dying looking for content that's a bit more authentic" says Mona Akhavi, Founder and CEO of Sidebuy, the Canadian-based data-driven platform that connects brands with over 10,000 influencers & bloggers across 150 cities in North America and the UK. Show More Summary

Is Trump's Campaign Just Another Conservative Con? And Should The Press Cover It That Way?

"Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich. With no thought of winning elections." MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, 2012. Stunned reporters this week have been unrelenting in depicting Donald Trump's campaign as one...Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Teads Brings Outstream Video To Google, Facebook Mobile Platforms

CANNES -- By now, many advertising buyers are getting used to outstream video - the technology that lets them place video ads on pages that don't even carry video, between text paragraphs. By and large, those ads run on publisher sites. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) 4A's Hill, Pivotal's Wieser Spar Over ANA Report Critical Of Agency Practices

CANNES - The advertising industry's reaction to a report critical of advertising and media agencies that the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) believes pad their compensation via non-transparent tactics continued with a testy waterfront exchange here. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Anderson Cooper: People Should Consider The Sources Of Their News Feeds

CANNES - CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who likes to tell "other peoples' stories"--sans teleprompter--has some advice for a generation that has access to lots of information: take the time to learn where it's coming from. Whether it'sShow More Summary

Dear Bill McKibben: This Is How You Can Ensure America Truly Leads On Climate

Dear Bill, Please accept my belated congratulations on your appointment to the Democratic Party's 2016 National Platform Committee. As you wryly acknowledged at the opening of the first day of hearings on June 8th, you are now that rare and most valuable of things: a radical within the system. Show More Summary

Facism As Farce: A Meditation On America's Soul Sickness

Trying to put my finger on the rise of Donald Trump has been difficult. He's not Hitler. He's not Mussolini. He's a lot like Silvio Berlusconi. But, not quite. He is something of an American original. I find two quotes come to mind when I think of Mr. Show More Summary

Moths To The Media Trumped-Up Flame

Our current, sensationalized news-as-entertainment media model treats political campaigns like sporting events. In a fantastic piece in The Atlantic, Patrick Hruby quotes Reuters columnist Jack Shafer: The jobs of political reporters...Show More Summary

Why Destra Garcia Is Dominating Social Media And Music While Staying True To The Caribbean

I spent 5 years in Mexico, and one of my fondest memories was the occasional "Fiesta Caribeña" my friends and I organized. We mainly planned and executed the event to maintain our Caribbean identity and culture as well as to help our Mexican friends experience our different countries through us without actually going there. Show More Summary

Ready, Fire, Aim: Social Media & National Tragedies

This was originally published on Sum of My Pieces. It happens after every major tragedy. An outpouring of love and grief and support on all platforms of social media: inspirational memes, profile-picture overlays, petitions, indignant status updates, political hashtags. Show More Summary

Grace, Frankie and the Ultimate Destruction of Life as we Know It

Two stories caught my eye recently, both in the New York Times. The first was a piece on show-binging: indulging in our newly-found ability to watch an entire season's of a show in one or two sittings. The other was a piece about gene...Show More Summary

For Belly Laughs, Hispanics Turn To 'El Chavo'

Sitcom is the most popular Spanish-language comedy in the U.S. and worldwide. This article is part of an ongoing Media Life series entitled "Catching the next big wave: Hispanic media." You can read previous stories by clicking here. In the courtyard of a housing project, an orphan squats next to the barrel where he sleeps at night. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) OMD's de Nardis Searches For Authenticity At The Cannes Oasis

What should a brand be in 2016? "Authentic." That's the watchword everyone is using these days, and Omnicom's OMD media agency is no different. As the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got underway this week, OMD camped...Show More Summary

Broadway's Parting Gift to Women it Portrayed

Eclipsed, that striking depiction, as fictional drama, of women in crisis - Liberian women to be specific - closed last night after its 15-week Broadway run. But not before dedicating its 117th Golden Theater performance to saving the lives of Liberian women in reality. Show More Summary

TRONC - Dead On Arrival... or worse...

quite possibly the worst video ever made... TRONC is the new name for the Tribune Company's new effort at rebranding. The Tribune Company has been around for a long time. Founded in 1847, its flagship paper, the Chicago Tribune was the longtime media powerhouse of its owner Robert McCormick. Show More Summary

Challenging Freedom Of Speech

Freedom of speech is the keystone of civil liberties. Freedoms of press and assembly are meant to protect it. Freedom from unwarranted searches and seizures leaves us to decide whether our expressed thoughts are private or public. That, too, is why freedom from surveillance is so important since it prevents intimidation. Show More Summary

(VIDEO) Cannes Lions Commits To Cannes For Next Decade, CEO Says

CANNES -- The organizer of the increasingly large Cannes Lions festival, which got underway this weekend, has moved to allay rumors it may vacate its eponymous host by relocating to a rival city, by signing a decade-long deal with local...Show More Summary

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