Critics of the controversial Netflix show ’13 Reasons Why’ say it glamorizes suicide, a leading cause of death among teenagers. Concerned about the show’s potential to lead to copycat suicides as well as the way it showcases revenge and power, a young writer and mental health advocate explains why the show’s narratives are troubling. “Power […]Read More Five reasons why ’13 Reasons Why’ is harmful to young people
A sitcom stable in the 1990s, Will Smith’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” pioneered a new way to portray Black characters and families on television. The shows tells the story and antics of a young, fatherless boy from Philadelphia who moves in with wealthy relatives in California. “The show, through both the seriousness and humor, […]Read More How ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reached out to a generation in need
Sorority Sisters, a VH1 reality show centered on an African American sorority, met with passionate opposition from advertisers and online petitioners for its negative portrayal of black sororities. But what about the broader portrayal of young black women, regardless of the clubs they join? “While I applaud the successful effort to get the show dismissed from the air, I am concerned […]Read More Why did we oppose ‘Sorority Sisters’?
Boyle Heights Beat Reporters headed to La Opinión on Election Day, and met with Azucena Gomez, Telemundo news anchor and reporter. The reporter was happy to talk with the youth team, for Boyle Heights Beat.Read More Youth reporters meet the pros on Election Night
To a city without its own local television station comes Public Access Digital Network (PADNET) — the 2.0 version of cable TV’s public access. The Director of Long Beach Community Action Partnership speaks about the burgeoning station’s programming philosophies, on Voicewaves.Read More Television’s new name in Long Beach: PADNET
“Lies can become truth if you hear them too much.” Kelly Su encourages her fellow students to be thinking critically about media and advertisements before spending their money, in a piece for Access Sacramento.Read More The hidden effects of advertising