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  • Kali: A Creative Project for Social Justice Inspired by Feminist (Art) Therapy

    Kali: A Creative Project for Social Justice Inspired by Feminist (Art) Therapy

    For my first blog post on HASTAC, I want to share the start of my current work as a doctoral student in the Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication department at the University of Texas at Dallas. I have been a gender-based violence expert and social justice advocate for 15 years. It takes great pride for me to share a project […]

  • Chapter 5: Black America, Brought to You by …

    Chapter 5: Black America, Brought to You by …

    Tom Burrell founded Burrell Communications in 1971, a pioneer in Black advertising By Lisa Covington The development in marketing and advertising strategies were one facet of McDonald’s evolution, the second is the value of the community engagement and cultural context individual owners incorporated regularly. In Franchise, Chatelain provides an overview of how Black people from middle […]

  • Chapter 6: A Fair Share of the Pie

    Chapter 6 focuses on two lawsuits against McDonald’s by black franchisees in 1970s and 1980s Los Angeles. Litigants, James T. Jones and Charles Griffis, accused McDonald’s of barring black entrepreneurs from ownership opportunities within the corporation by restricting their employment to black, mostly impoverished, neighborhoods. Such contracting practices, they claimed, unduly burdened minority owners with […]

  • The Politics of Wealth: Jay’z’s Manifesto to Economic Justice in 444

    The Politics of Wealth: Jay’z’s Manifesto to Economic Justice in 444

    Our class discussion this past week was on Jayz’s “444” album and the way in which Jay Z discusses and drops GEMs about financial freedom. 444 has a few themes in the album: Jay responds to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” by explaining and apologizing for his infidelity along with explaining his journey into manhood. In addition, Jay lays out a […]

  • Do Black Lives Really Matter?

    Do Black Lives Really Matter?

    (Intro) Do Black Lives Really Matter?        When it comes to activism in this new day in age, social media is becoming more and more prominent in it. There are some positives in it as well as quite a few negatives. I think you can make good arguments in favor of both sides. With that being […]

  • Solutions for Misinformation in the Digital Age

    Solutions for Misinformation in the Digital Age

    What is Fake News? The presidential campaign of 2016 brought about an increase in the spread of disinformation through media outlets and online networking platforms. The term “fake news” can be defined as news stories that are false with fabricated quotes, sources, and/or facts. Some stories may include small bits of the truth but are […]

  • Slashing Slacktivism

    Slashing Slacktivism

     Is slacktivism really ineffective? Do you remember seeing a post on your social media that said something along the lines of like or share this picture to help orphans in Uganda? Maybe it was not orphans in Uganda, and It was pandas, or stopping oil pipelines from being built. Regardless of what it was, when […]

  • Hi Everyone! I’m the new HASTAC Scholars Director!

    My name is Adashima. As part of my Futures Initiative Fellowship, I will be serving as the new HASTAC Scholars Director. I’m very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with you all. I know that we will have a productive year. So, a bit about me. I’m part of the Adjunct Faculty at NYU and […]

  • New Book! ~ Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change

    New Book! ~ Generation Now: Millennials Call for Social Change

    In the spring of 2018, a group of Union College students took my class called “Millennials and Social Change”. They were in for a surprise. They registered for a course about the rise of the everyday changemaker. It was a class that focused on the current student generation, the Millennials (b. 1980-2000), and the changes […]

  • Ann Petry Un-Surveilled: Strategy and Survival for Black Leftists During the Cold War

    Charlene Obernauer Professor Shelly Eversley and Professor Cathy Davidson EGL 80300: Blacklisted May 24, 2018 Ann Petry Un-Surveilled: Strategy and Survival for Black Leftists During the Cold War             During the Cold War, surveillance was a way of life for leftists in the United States, but particularly for black leftists. Surveillance was so ubiquitous among […]