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Mapping Global Media and Contra-Flow: Discussion

What is the global media landscape? How has it evolved over the past decades? What role has UNESCO played in the shaping of the global media landscape?

The global media landscape is the digital technology and aesthetics of the flow of media. It has evolved over the last decade by allowing the global and contra-flow of media to flow in different directions (export and import). This allows those who didn’t have access to other nations or target audience to expand their base or reach a larger audience. The UNESCO role, which is the mediator, has shaped the global media landscape. It helps to report information to the key players involved providing them with education for a better understanding of culture scientifically. I think that this allows all parties involved to make better decisions when it comes to the trading of communication and media commodities.

Who are the major media players (companies and countries)? What is meant by ‘subaltern’ contra-flows? Are these anti-hegemonic or pro-American? Why?

The major media players in terms of countries is United States, Europe, and Asia. The major media company players are CNN (US), ESPN (US),  Disney (US), Discovery (US), Hollywood (US), Google (US), BBC (Europe), CNBC (US), Wall Street Journal (US), Japanese Animation (Japan), etc.( Thussu, 12).

What is meant by “subaltern Contra-flows”, is an sub-alternate flow that flows culture from one place to another by a constituent from another region (Thussu,11-13) . For example, there are two  types of Contra-Flows: Transnational and Geo Cultural  (Thussu,12) . Transnational is a subaltern flow that consist of multi-vocal, multimedia, and multi-directional flows (Thussu,11-13).

According to the text, Thussu states that global media traffic isn’t just one way, even with the US at core. I think that this shows that the subaltern flows is anti-hegemonic even though they may be hybridized (Thussu,18-21). The goals of these subaltern flows is to create a flow that counters the dominant flows, giving the world audience a different perspective of culture and creativity (Thussu, 10-13).

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The Importance of the Opposite Sex and Dating


There’s a reason why there is a male for every female and vice versa. Have you ever thought about getting married, being loved, and loving someone else ? If you’re a normal individual you have thought about who your soulmate is at least once.

Why is it so hard to date, court, and get married nowadays if there’s somebody for everybody? Dating is a vicious cycle.

Men are supposedly the predators, yet you have more women taking that position today throwing the chemical balance off between men and women.

More men are becoming use to flocking females, thots, whores, hoes, whatever you call them because women are allowing too much inconsistency, red flags, and chilling in their life.

Knowing your worth is worth your while and can help you figure out major decisions in your life. Don’t know your self worth, spend time with yourself and figure it out.

Understand the Process and Term

. Dating

a. to be a boyfriend or girlfriend of (someone of the opposite sex)

b. to accompany (a member of the opposite sex) on a date

Dating consist of social activities between two people with the aim of assessing each others compatibility/suitably to be partners in an intimate relationship, and or spouse. Dating is a social relationship, casual and fun. So What are the protocol, rules and practices to dating ? It’s the idea of searching for your soulmate, so it applies differently according to your location in the world, sex, and interest.

.Courting

a. to seek another’s love; woo.

b. to attempt to gain (applause, favor, a decision, etc.).

Dating VS. Courting

Is there really a difference between the two ? Well you know my favorite thing is to dissect, so let’s figure it out.

Courting is getting to know someone with the intentions of building a lasting long term monogamy or polyamory relationship. (It’s called OFFICIALLY being in a relationship with actual goals and plans).

Dating is couple planned activities, scouting options that are available to you, with intentions of becoming romantically involved. (otherwise known as practice) it’s figuring things out, figuring out what you want and what you don’t want.

In my opinion yes, it’s levels to relationships., dating isn’t easy and courting is no easier but between the two dating is a lot easier than courting someone.

The only difference between courting is that you have made the conscious decision of investing in something that you’re interested in, care about, and find worth while that could turn into something worth living for.

Stages of Dating

Attraction/ Choosing
Uncertainty/ Deciding if the person is right for you

Becoming exclusive (mutual decision to become committed)

Last but not least Courting

My experience with dating these past four years has been crazy but well worth getting to know me as a woman.

This topic has been well researched and lived to back up the details in this post. I’ve become confident with what I want as a woman, comfortable with choosing my man after he has chosen me.

It’s not about being thirsty for someone but its about being appreciated and shown interest in who you truly are, while giving back what’s given to you.

Dating is fun but courting should always be your goal. From personal experience:Never settle for less than what you want, deserve, and seek, don’t waste your time.

Lets get back to basics.

Urban Culture and Affairs: Let’s Set a New Direction of Flow

What is Flow and Contra-Flow? 

Author: Briyana Kelly

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018 11:58:16 PM CST

Subject: What is flow and contra-flow? What is meant by ethno-mediascape?

Flow is how communication and media networks attempt to hold their audience from one program to another; or even from a segment in the program to the next segment. In summary, how the constituent consumes media across networks or from programs. Contra-flow is the movement of culture brought to another place through an migrant (diaspora)  which moves the flow of media in the opposite direction of just flowing from the west to the rest of the population, making it a two way movement. Ethno-mediascape is a type of global cultural flow, mediascape is communciations media as a whole and ethno is simply ethnics. In summary, ethno-mediascape is ethnic communications media as a whole.

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Author: Briyana Kelly

Date: Monday, January 22, 2018 12:05:28 AM CST

Subject: How does flow and contra-flow contribute to the emerging ethno-mediascape?

Flow and contra-flow contributes to the emerging ethno-mediascape by creating diversity in the market from ethnic cultural groups directly, other than media and communication that is disseminated by outside sources. It allows other cultures to build their own communications commodities that reflect their culture and gives them the power to tell their own story including inform their fellow members who may have relocated nationally. It gives constituents a direct connection which is a major key in relations to how flow and contra-flow contributes to ethno-mediascape. This is also great because it’s great for representational value dealing with other ethic cultural groups.

 Why am I igniting this conversation? 

Well as you know, I’m building my credibility as a Social Scientist and Engineer, so it’s only right that I share my research. I’m currently studying Global Media and Informational Flow with my Professor, Dr. Deborah James, at Governors State University.

My interest in Media Studies is from never seeing an accurate portrayal of my identity and culture. I want to help move Urban Culture forward scientifically and dis-spell all of the misconceptions of who I am in the world. As an Urban Citizen I didn’t get into institutional studies to be socially reformed, I admitted myself to socially reform those who share their perspective of the African Diaspora globally based on their assumptions of who we are.  I think we need to focus on glocal conversations in the dominant aka global media flow.

 Source:

Thussu,Daya Kishan. (2007)Media on the Move: Global flow and contra-flow.New York, NY. Routledge.

Paper Chasin Tour with @ChicagoExecutives & @BlueCheezGang

Lomabard, IL-Paper Chasin Tour presented by Chicago Executives in cooperation with TellyVizion & Dollar 4 Dollar Ent, started in Chicago providing connections to indie artist to help foster professional connections and brand equity through performance and press. Hosted by Bree Specfic from Power 92 Chicago & Maine Hodge with DJ Slugo on the sounds. Event Coverage by the one and only Blue Cheez Gang, and a host of others.

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Lecture You Need to Watch: Dr. Barbara Sizemore’s “Black People Still Don’t Get It”

Credit: TransAtlantic Productions

Barbara Sizemore was an American teacher and researcher in the field of education. In 1973, she became the first African American woman to head the public school system in a major city

–TransAtlantic Productions

This lecture has been saved on my watch later list for years, maybe over 4. I’ve watched it multiple times and I’ve decided to start sharing some of my independent scholarly works including my scholarly work as a member of the City Colleges of Chicago and Governors State University. My independent works satisfy me more because it’s aligned with my passion.

We need to know (blacks, poor, indigenous peoples, etc.) that no one is coming to save us and we need to prepare those coming behind us for the real true world, and not the ideal world they teach us we will graduate into as we fake climb the ladder of success in capitalism and public systems.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. Please share this lecture with your people, they need to hear this.

Vic Mensa “3 Years Sober” and a Identity Crisis Advocate? Let’s critically analyze.

Well well well. What do we have here? A video claiming to promote a statement about identity.

“The ‘3 Years Sober’ video is a statement about identity. I put on a confederate flag dress to be able to laugh at a symbol of hate, and played tug of war with Mike Pence over birth control. I had my face written on to get ahead of everything I know people will say about me and had a diner full of BBQ Becky’s call the police on me for using the women’s bathroom. I know some in hip hop culture will see this and say ‘Vic’s gay’ (which I’m not), whereas if I was white they’d just say ‘he’s a rockstar.’ 93PUNX is about being yourself, fuck what people think.”

– Vic Mensa

He’s an artist and rock star so I can understand he wanted to be extreme but the man wears eyeliner and polish outside of this video. No man should wear makeup unless he’s into something other than being a man. This is my opinion.

Vic Mensa wearing eyeliner.

Critically analyzing the video, I can see the political statement that he’s making wearing the dress but he’s promoting LGBTQIA identity, as the main character is a transsexual or a drag queen. Which that could in itself be an identity problem. Why is a cross dressing man wearing a confederate dress playing tug of war with Mike Pence for “his” birth control? I don’t know, it’s a bit weird knowing men don’t use that form of birth control even though in 2019, I’m pretty sure it’s possible since a lot of mean are changing sex, surgically opting out for a pussy and a pair of tits.

Who’s identity is he advocating for? Surely, not the “black” identity crisis he’s addressing , maybe it’s his own. In summary he looks like he’s trying to tell us he wants to come out the closet but he’s confused. If you suck dick Vic it’s cool, but regardless to how you try to defend your image in this one as a “punk rock” move, this video is politically gay. The fact that you named your group 93Punx is gay as fuck because a punk being where we from as you know is a pussy ass, soft mutherfucker even though google and dictionaries will say something slightly different; that’s our operating definition in the hood. That’s uncolored people hood term for themselves.

You want to talk about identity issues let’s speak on our own as indigenous peoples and how black’s identity has been stolen reducing them to merely subjects in law; and not persons who are living beings.

Did You Miss “The Chicago Boat Scene Weekend” ? It was Bussin Hard.

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Chicago, ILL– I have never experienced my city in this way. This event was amazing ! Over 500 boats came together to party for the weekend in the sea and on land. Chicago is such a mood and a destination for those who don’t know, for those who do, you’re winning. Some of your elite and prime professionals were out here and it was definitely the place to network and promote. I left many Blue Cheez Gang Dot Com business cards for the taking.

I got so drunk, I fell asleep but I did wake up to enjoy the rest of the festivities. I’m going to learn how to swim because I wanted to go out in the water so bad with all the others who were engaged in water sports and fun.

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I was informed that last year someone died from allegedly riding a jet ski at night and the lifeguards took so long to come; they found his lifeless body 30 minutes after the incident. This year another man is missing and was last seen hopping boat to boat Saturday.

Current Missing Person: Oluwafemi “Arthur” Labinjo
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For more information click here. I will update this story to properly remember and share information on the fellowman who passed last year.

@MasterPMiller “I Got The Hook Up 2, ” It’s About The Principle.

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Percy Miller does it again! Setting precedent for those to follow in his footsteps to do it even bigger. It was so many famous figures acting I couldn’t keep up. I knew faces and I had to find a full cast list to see who everyone was. I was super high watching the movie too, so it made it even better. Some people said it was trash but I have a different perspective.

It was entertaining, as it should be because it was not rated so it was just a raw as movie. Accept it. I am proud of this legacy because it opens doors for my associates and I, who are next in line to take the production of culture to the next level. was entertaining, as it should be because it was not rated so it was just a raw as movie.

Symbolically he planted seeds of things you can invest in like sneakers (fashion), legal weed, restaurants, telecommunications, snacks, and other instruments for generational wealth. He also mentioned important subjects like gentrification, repair your credit (if needed), and trade lines to boost your credit.

I can say that Romeo kilt a potential good song for me, “Holla at Me”. I think that he should continue to use these opportunities to develop his style as a artist. I appreciate this independent film and the Miller’s efforts of owning our re-presentation.

Keep promoting generational wealth and entrepreneurship. I caught the messages.

Stay in yo bag P.

#WritingSessionsAmerica #ChicagoCreed #UrbanIdeas #LiveRadioSessions @Kevin_AnR_Shine #LiveRadioSessions

Live“Radio” Sessions, “Where everything is happening right in front of you!”  

It’s was an epic weekend for the local artist community in Chicago. Writing Sessions America, Urban Ideas, and Chicago Creed put together a 2-day seminar of hosting panels, workshops, and sessions to educate talent on the business of music.  

Artist development was the foundational setting for the first day of the conference, setup the artist to develop their skills and knowledge in the profession of music. They mentored artist how to get structured to handle their business in the streets, and industry from a Chicago perspective. The goal is to connect the dots to resources to help develop the local music market in Chicago to the true dynamic of the music industry.   

Attending this event, an artist is sure to grow by grounding themselves with the information presented. Artist learn how to manage and maintain their situation; they teach the artist what to do when they finally get in the room with the power to develop their flow and score a deal. Live Radio Sessions introduced the urban market to advertising, public relations, writing and recording sessions, networking, and performing techniques to set a tone for the urban music industry in Chicago to help push culture and affairs forward.  

Presenters  

  • Joan Sullivan & Michael Towns of Urban Ideas Partners presented Business of Music.   
  • Kevin Shine of Writing Sessions America presented Songwriters Boot Camp.  
  • Johnny Bravo presented “in the studio” and Production.  
  • Live Performance Workshop featuring Sandy ReddTenette SmithMichele Thomas, Kevin Ross, and Sheree Lee.  
  • Music in Advertising Panel with Dani Jackson  
  • Live Radio DJ Listening Party with Terry Hunter, Lee FarmerDJ WorldDJ Phantom, and DJ Lipgloss  
  • Live Radio Showcase hosted by Isaiah Jones 
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Entrepreneurship is the New Crack, Need Help Curbing the Bad Habits? Here’s a Dose of Inspiration.

I just want to inspire the next person or living being that’s in similar shoes as me. I’ve been going through entrepreneur sickness. You ever been so overwhelmed with opportunities, potential, and prospects that you don’t know where to start? That’s me right now, and helping everyone else settle.

It’s all about the checking of the ego and centering yourself in moods like this because they can possibly drive you to depression or into quick decision making without research and clarity, which will later cause stress. I just recently broke out in hives and I couldn’t figure out where they’d come from. I tracked all the food I ate for the day, and hadn’t eaten anything that was unusual to me. I was then told by a friend that as you get older your body changes which is true but in my current case it’s just not true.

Endurance pierces marble.

North Africa Proverb

So I called my OG (for my foreign people this is my mom), and she informed me that her and my grandmother use to get them from stress; then she told me to get some rest, so I did. I took a camping trip that kind of changed my life and was well needed. It helped me to ground myself and in the midst of my breakout I discovered a natural treatment to relieve the added on stress of the hives. African Black Soap changed my life and so did the company I had on the trip.

Caution comes from God and haste from the devil.

Bantu African Proverb

I learned that all it takes is for you to take small steps and let things go. See as an Aries I hold on to things a little bit longer than I should and I am hard on myself more so than others. This trip helped me reflect on my life for the last 8 years and identify what’s important to me and my passion. Family is important to me and business is never personal, it’s logically based in equity and trust but equally important. Sometimes you could be doing the right things but just be in need of someone you can trust to bounce ideas off of. That’s why people who aren’t a shame to admit they need help seek counsel from therapist, consultants, friends or family. Be cautious and use discernment when navigating as an entrepreneur or simply, in life period. Take your time, don’t let it beat you and control it.