The media is no longer considered trustworthy. In fact a mere 6 percent of Americans trust the media. And the level of trust is lower on HBCUs, according to a new report by Knight Foundation and the Newseum Institute. And interestingly, they are more likely than students at non-HBCUs to be for restrictions on press coverage of campus protests. “Although 42 percent of the national sample and 39 percent of Black students at non-HBCUs say they have ‘a great deal’ or ‘fair amount’ of trust in the press, only 28 percent of HBCU students agree. Meanwhile, they have favorable opinions of student media,” reported The Columbia Journalism Review. In fact, they are more apt than the national sample (by 51 percent to 24 percent) to have more trust in their own student media…
ACLU Develops Mobile Justice App To Record Police Encounters
The American Civil Liberties Union has developed a smartphone app for civilians to record and report police conduct. Named, Mobile Justice, the app records videos and then sends them directly to your local ACLU. Afterward, users will be directed to a survey where they can detail the specifics of their police encounter. In accordance with state laws and modifications, the Mobile Justice app is state-specific and available for download in 18 states. Aside from the Mobile Justice app, the state of New York has the Stop and Frisk Watch, reports Refinery 29. The app has a similar purpose to the Mobile Justice app but is designed to capture racial profiling and abuse at the hands of New York City police officers…
Young Money Owes David Banner $164K, Good Luck With That
David Banner produced a few beats for Young Money and to the surprise of practically no one, he didn’t get paid for his work. A judge has ordered Lil Wayne’s label to pay Banner $164,000. According to TMZ, Banner won a default judgment of $164,303.19 in his lawsuit against the label that Weezy built, via Cash Money. The label never bothered to challenge the lawsuit, thus the judgement which also includes interest. No doubt Lil Wayne is going to hand over that invoice to Birdman. This means, Banner shouldn’t be holding his breath while waiting for that check in the mail of for the funds to be deposited in his bank account.