Industry Ears

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A consortium of entertainment and broadcast industry professionals with more than 60 years of experience dedicated to revealing truth and promoting justice in media.

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"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."

--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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06 May 2013

Industry Ears talks to CNN about Mountain Dew ad and Lil Wayne

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27 Jun 2012

Cheif Keef & Interscope Records: The Gangsters of Gangsta Rap

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By Paul Porter @IndustryEars It would be easy this time to point the finger at Interscope's newly signed rapper Chief Keef. The 17-year-old from the mean streets of Chicago, raps about: gangs, guns, drugs and violence – all the typical ingredient's for today’s rap songs. But Chief Keef is really living what he’s rapping, last December he was under ...

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27 Jun 2012

Media Groups Confront The FCC On The “Demise Of Black Radio”

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A group of black media organizations on Monday will deliver a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman JuliusGenachowski, demanding that the FCC look into the demise of black radio in America, and the impact it has had on urban communities. The letter, and the drive behind it, were sparked by the change in formatting of longtime urban ...

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03 Jul 2011

Not about rape, not about Rihanna

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By Lisa Fager Bediako CNN.com (CNN) -- Rihanna's "Man Down" video was the motivation for Industry Ears -- a media watchdog group I co-founded -- to recently join forces with the Parents Television Council to hold media corporations, in this case Black Entertainment Television, accountable. We argued that the graphic violence aired in the video was inappropriate ...

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02 Jun 2011

Parents Television Council Joins with Industry Ears, to Condemn Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video

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Parents Television Council Joins with Industry Ears, Enough Is Enough to Condemn Rihanna’s “Man Down” Video [download id="16"]

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21 Apr 2011

Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks

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Blast Colt 45: New Media, Same Old Tricks Why the media-watchdog group Industry Ears is firing back at a despicable new malt liquor campaign that it says targets our kids. By: Natalie Hopkinson | Posted: April 21, 2011 from TheRoot.com http://www.theroot.com/views/blast-colt-45-new-media-same-old-tricks Once upon a time, getting urban youths hooked on your product was a fairly straightforward affair: Hire a ...

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13 Feb 2011

MTV Skins: Why? (radio interview)

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MTV Skins: interview on Blog Talk Radio with Robert Wesley Branch Click to Listen Paul Porter and Lisa Fager on TRWBS February 12 2011 II

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10 Aug 2009

11 Burning Questions with Paul Porter

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Los Angeles Loyolan Danielle Corkhill, News Editor Paul Porter has worked with NBC, BET, and AOL Music among other media corporations. He spoke last week at Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles, California about the relationship between race and the media News Editor Danielle Corkhill talks to Paul Porter, who who spoke February 5th about race ...

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10 Aug 2009

Industry Ears, Parents Television Council making it hard for media execs

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NY DAILY NEWS By Stanley Crouch Direct action has its benefits and its irritation. Paul Porter knows this well. A former programmer for Black Entertainment Television, the infamous BET, he is now a member of Industry Ears, a nonprofit watchdog agency that he co-founded with Lisa Fager in 2004. It is dedicated to cleaning up those aspects ...

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10 Aug 2009

It’s way past time to clean filth of some music videos from TV

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Philadelphia Inquirer By George Curry An increasing number of people are fed up with the airing of sexually explicit, violent, degrading, stereotypical music videos on TV, especially during hours when teenagers haven't turned in for bed. Citizens are fighting back by filing complaints with the Federal Communications Commission, demonstrating in front of the homes of network executives and, ...

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10 Aug 2009

From Community to Collective Complacency

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BY SHAUNELLE CURRY My elder teachers once taught me that community was the crux of black life in traditional African societies. Responsibility belonged to everyone. When we were responsible for one another

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