The May 21, 2012 issue of Time Magazine is a significant bellwether. It speaks volumes about the state of America’s steadily imploding media, of which Time Magazine has crossed a line into tabloid exploitation. It could well be the magazine’s Waterloo.
After nine years, the Gannett Corp. has pulled the plug on one of the prototypes for the wave of weeklies that were supposed to bring young readers back to print. After this week, NOISE becomes online only.
Local medical marijuana activists are expressing displeasure with proposed new legislation that would change the state’s medical marijuana law. The activists gathered Tuesday at Gone Wired Café on Michigan Avenue in Lansing after the proposed legislation was discussed in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
About 100 youth activists from across Philadelphia gathered at this weekend’s Youth on the Move Forum with one shared goal: For Mumia Abu-Jamal’s legacy to live on, a new generation of social and political activists need to take the helm and spread his message.
An estimated 65 million people in this country have a criminal record, more than one out of every four adult Americans. One out of every three black males now in their early teens will end up in jail, according to the Justice Department. For Latino males, it's one of out of every five.