The Los Angeles Times today followed Associated Press and nixed use of the term "illegal immigrant" in its stories.
This followed a long campaign by some immigrants' rights activists, including the L.A.-based National Hispanic Media Coalition, which said that a person shouldn't be forever described ... More >>
Illegal immigrant. The New York Times, the grand, gray lady of journalism, is sticking with it, the paper announced today.
That despite Associated Press' decision to nix the term in favor of describing people as being here illegally (as opposed to being an inherently "illegal" person because of one ... More >>
Immigrants' advocates have long argued that entering the United States without permission makes you about as much an illegal immigrant as blowing through a stop sign makes you an illegal driver.
In other words, they have said, nobody can be the embodiment of illicit activity for crossing a boundary ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with a response from the Academy. First posted at 9:08 a.m.
The family of Lupe Ontiveros ripped the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for failing to include the late actress in its "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscars' telecast Sunday.
A family statement signed b ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with what happened at today's press conference. First posted at 8:03 a.m.
Puto. You've heard the word. But do you know how bad it is? It's essentially Spanish for faggot.
And it flies regularly on television's Jose Luis Sin Censura show, a sort of Mexican Jerry Springer (that ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: This isn't over yet. First posted at 12:19 p.m.
A Latino media group today gloated about the absence of conservative radio talk show hosts from their nightly segment on KTLA News, local televisions's channel 5.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition called the John & Ken's tw ... More >>
We thought the Whitney Houston-was-a-crack ho remark by controversial radio talkers John & Ken was behind us.
A coalition of African Americans in media, who met with the duo and KFI AM 640 management this week, seemed to be willing to move on even as they pressed for more diversity at the station. ... More >>
Following ongoing criticism of talk radio hosts John & Ken, KFI and its parent, Clear Channel Communications, have vowed to diversify the L.A. station's workforce and programming.
In fact the station is taking pitches for shows.
John & Ken were lambasted (and suspended) two weeks ago after they ca ... More >>
Looks like their home station KFI AM 640 wasn't the only one that dropped controversial talk radio hosts John & Ken following their remark that Whitney Houston was a "crack ho."
The pair have been missing from nightly hot-topic segments on KTLA News. Hmm.
A spokesman for the duo told the Weekly to ... More >>
Angela Davis, former Black Panther, is the go-to commentator on any protest or political uprising these days. (And, apparently, the go-to stencil for "street artists" designing nostalgic protest fliers.)
So why hasn't anyone asked her how she feels about the DREAM Act -- the national push to grant ... More >>
Conservative talk radio hosts John & Ken are back on the air this week following a week-and-a-half suspension for calling the late Whitney Houston a "crack ho."
A group of African Americans in broadcasting met with the duo yesterday and seem cool with the outcome, but in a statement the coalition s ... More >>
Update: The KFI boys apologize. See below.
John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou, inflammatory KFI radio hosts with a reported audience of over 1 million, have finally gotten themselves suspended, reports Talkers. (If only for a week-and-a-half.)
After years of pissing off every shade of leftist and minori ... More >>
Talk show hosts John & Ken (KFI AM 640) don't seem to have met an ethnic group they like. While they've long been criticized by immigrants' rights groups for their take on the undocumented (culminating in the loss of several advertisers for their station), a new controversy has erupted.
The group M ... More >>
shakira.comShakira got her star on this week.Updated at the bottom with comments from the Media Action Network for Asian Americans' Guy Aoki. First posted at 12:59 p.m.
It looks like L.A's world-famous Walk of Fame might as well be called the Great White Way.
That's because minorities are s ... More >>
johnandkenshow.comJohn & Ken under the gun.A UCLA study of broadcast hate speech, including a look at L.A.'s controversial John & Ken Show (KFI AM 640) found that two thirds of hateful statements analyzed targeted undocumented immigrants "and Latinos."
The study (PDF) looked at single segmen ... More >>
KFIJohn and Ken.A recent apology by conservative radio talk-show hosts John & Ken (KFI AM 640) expressed some "regret" for broadcasting the phone number of an immigrants' rights advocate who subsequently fielded hate-filled calls.
But that wasn't enough to keep major advertisers from leaving ... More >>
johnandkenshow.comJohn y Ken.Update: NHMC spokeswoman Rosalia Tenorio says the advertisers walking away from John & Ken are Verizon and AT&T Wireless as well as Vons and Ralphs, the last two of which are not currently running spots on the show but have in the past. First posted at 3:38 p.m. o ... More >>
The results of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition's eighth annual diversity "report cards" came out last week and they weren't promising. The reports covered progress made in network television during the 2007-2008 season by writers, actors and producers who were Latinos, Asians and Native Ameri ... More >>