Talk Back: “Birthday Song”
Posted by Nuala Cabral
These videos are a response to “Birthday Song” and all other “hits” that dehumanize our people. We advocate for collective responsibility and urge one another to speak up, to talk back to powerful media corporations and to support media that values our humanity and diversity. Join the movement. #TALKBACK.
All I want for my Birthday:
Most of all, WE want a meeting with Lucien Grainge, CEO of Universal Music Group, to discuss these concerns and others raised in our Open Letter.
It’s Time for Women of Color to Talk Back via Huffington Post
Media Literacy Group Fights Back Against Negative Images of Women of Color via Clutch Magazine
Women Of Color Tell 2 Chainz What They Want For Their Birthday via Jasiri X at The Black Youth Project
Women of Color Activists Take On 2 Chainz’s ‘Birthday Song’ via Colorlines
(VIDEO) Women Of Color Talk Back via Huffington Post LIVE
FAAN Mail is Talking Back: No “Big Booty Hoes” for 2 Chainz’ Birthday this Year via BUST Magazine
Hip Hop Feminism and FAAN Mail via the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South at Tulane Univ.
FAAN Mail Interview with Occupy The Hood Radio via Progressive Radio Network
Media outlets, community groups, academic institutions, educators & allies help us by sharing/writing about our TALK BACKS and provoking dialogue. They are an important piece of this movement.
5 Ways you can help:
1. Share the talk back videos, memes or Open Letter on your blog, tumblr, Facebook or online magazine!
3. Create your own Talk Back (via video, meme, etc.) and send it to us!
4. Share and discuss this talk back with your college and high school students.
5. Email faanmail(at)gmail.com or tweet us at @faanmail to get involved and stay in the loop.
About Nuala CabralNuala Cabral is an educator, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of FAAN Mail, a media literacy and activist project based in Philadelphia.
Posted on October 31, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged 2 Chainz, activism, Birthday Song, capitalism, Clear Channel, corporate media, corporate responsibility, gender, hip hop, Kanye West, online feminist activism, race, Radio One, social media, talk back, Universal Music Group, VEVO, Viacom. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.