The Media's Role in Civil Rights

Abstract

Touré, American journalist and co-host of The Cycle, will initiate a discussion of the power of media in civil rights movements across many cultures and ethnicities. Touré will make sure to bring about the positive and negatives of media coverage of each movement. At the end of the segment there will be a tie-in to the social issues that we are facing today in America.

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Touré is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality. He is the host of Fuse's Hip Hop Shop and On the Record and co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show and serves on the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. He teaches a course on the history of hip-hop at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, part of Tisch School of the Arts in New York.