When Media Won’t Fade to Black.

When Media Won’t Fade to Black.

Minority owners in media are not being represented with fairness. First of all, the word “Minority” to define people of color is messed up. Why is skin color so important in America. It’s not just America, because I know in the Philippines skin color is important in media as well. If for some reason you happen to come upon the Filipino channel you’ll see that everyone is as pale as milk. I’m Filipino so I know this isn’t a super accurate portrayal of the country. Just look at my profile picture and you’ll see that I am brown like Norwegian wood.

Are there any other countries that put color on such a pedestal? Let me know in the comments below.

The FCC at one point was appointed to regulate the diversity and minority ownership of media companies, but this initiative has fell flat. It is known that the reports they produce are often late, unreliable, and incomplete.

However, we are slowly diversifying and its representation can be seen in media. Have you seen the Crazy Rich Asians movie? I haven’t seen it, but I heard it was good. Or have you seen the Black Panther movie? I haven’t seen it, but I heard it was good. I don’t go out much… and my favorite genre is Horror. I’m a horror nut; pistachio.

Still, the majority in power within the media conglomerates are white. I live near Hollywood and the nepotism is real. If you want to be in Hollywood you need to either have family or really good friends already working in Hollywood. The only way to make it into Hollywood is to have enough money to create your own movie. Anyone have a couple million dollars laying around? Can I borrow *cough* have $100,000.00? I’ll not, not, not pay you back.

The Spreading Ground.

The Spreading Ground.

I participated in a creative project back in 2017 and found it on Vimeo from an account; lucky dragons. I’m on the thumbnail!

You can learn more about the artist collaboration Lucky Dragons at:

https://luckydragons.org/

The Spreading Ground from lucky dragons on Vimeo. Description from lucky dragons vimeo channel: Performance / walking meditation for a large group, staged all along the two-mile path along the top of Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. A simple score provided instructions for gathering and dispersing as a group, as well as sung texts unique to each performer. As the group spread across the length of the path, in and around a walking audience, the singers took turns teaching one-another their songs, or, alternately, being completely alone.