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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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I do not own the copyrights to the image

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.

@DangeRussWilson & @ciara gives scholarship fund to their partner’s @1Future children

Allegedly Russell Wilson gifted the mothers of Future’s children each 10K College Funds for the shorties. The Wilson’s are always giving. This will help the children bond as a blended family providing them all with the same opportunity in life. This is a great form of charity to humanity because it’s a investment in making them good citizens of life. Scholarships are grants to learn for free purposes of course to create a union to produce great fruit(s).

The joining of marriage partners no matter if they’re independently wealthy, such as Ciara and Russell, establishes a estate and trust that provides a wealth of information and resources to learn how to help make humanity better; while having a rich life.

The Wilson Family

Some people are purely understanding of how truly great this is, and some feel like Future should snub him when in reality they should all just be grateful as a unit they are able to provide that level of lifestyle choices to their children as a collective. This should breed out jealousy between siblings with different fathers and status. This can help blend the multiple relationships and personalities of the situation.

Scholarship is a revenue donation to access other social commerce services, hence why tuition is a revenue and you can receive a credit for continuing education. Human Resources are very important for us to live life , as living beings we help bridge the gap with all life forms.

Even though all humans don’t go the virtuous cycle of life, it’s good to have the children introduced to a good life so that they can make choices. How they make their choices and what they do with the resources is not on you, because they will receive their fruits, good and bad.

Urban Social Responsibility in Commerce with @ChiTownShake & @TyMoneySBMG

Social commerce is Urban Culture’s leading stock. I support this message, not just the artist he’s supporting but the entire message to help increase the equity in Chicago’s market. We’re the 3rd largest market competing with Houston for a slot we’ve had undeniably long.

Snatched from Wikipedia (not an official source but it’s good enough for you to get the picture)

Chicago creatives and entrepreneurs should stick together more to help our market become not only navigated by us but owned by us based on our buys and/or interest.

Screenshot Capture from Shake IG

Many enthusiasts have come from near and far places to be influenced by our culture. There are many businesses, opportunities, talent, and resources in the city of Chicago. We just have to put in our bid and own our social commerce.

Stream on all platforms. Search Ty Money.

Word of The Day: Force Majeure

“An irresistible force or an unforeseen event beyond the control of a party, making it materially impossible to fulfill a contractual obligation.”

Bansal
Talks On Law

If you’re a business (company or entrepreneur), who’s finding it hard to do business during this time, you may be covered by this clause. This legal concept allows either party to limit their liability in an unforeseeable and extraordinary event. Coronavirus has forced major businesses that were “non essential” to close, leaving many out of work due to the act of god.

According to Fast Company ,”Fears of the virus also wouldn’t cut it, even under common law: In an English case from 1922, which set precedent, Hackney Borough Council v. Dore, the judge said, “The expression means some physical or material restraint and does not include a reasonable fear or apprehension of such a restraint.” So, a company may still be obligated to pay a venue for an event it’s unwilling to go ahead with; and a major sporting competition that cancels due to fears of outbreaks among fans may still have an responsibility to media buyers and corporate sponsors. In these instances, force majeure simply may not cut it.”

The Three Distinct Criteria requirements from Shearman and Sterling:

  • the event must be beyond the reasonable control of the affected party;
  • the affected party’s ability to perform its obligations under the contract must have been prevented, impeded or hindered by the event; and
  • the affected party must have taken all reasonable steps to seek to avoid or mitigate the event or its consequences.
Bansal, A. (2015, October 7). Force Majeure and the Law. Retrieved from https://lawzmag.com/2015/10/07/force-majeure-and-the-law/
COVID-19: Force Majeure Event? (2020, March 12). Retrieved from https://www.shearman.com/perspectives/2020/03/covid-19--force-majeure-event
Visram, T. (2020, March 30). What is 'force majeure'? The legal term you'll be hearing a lot during the coronavirus crisis. Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90482640/what-is-force-majeure-the-legal-term-youll-be-hearing-a-lot-during-the-coronavirus-crisis

When You Have Heroes as Friends: @SaintTheGoodBoy & Jesse James Saves the Day

Friday, September 7, 2018 King James (Jesse Stringer) and Saint “The Good Boy” (Lennell Davis) was looking for a party during after hours when they approached 79th Phillips and seen a building on fire.

I was told by a source that The Chicago Fire Department was on location and did not immediately respond to the fire. That’s what sparked both guys to go into the building on a rescue mission. Source reported that Jesse asked the Fire Fighters what were they waiting on to go into the building and one of the Fire Fighters responded by allegedly telling him to “go ahead and go in”.

I received a call from Saint shortly after they finished the rescue. For more information on the story, click link here, to get CBS2 Chicago’s account. They awkwardly produced their story deliberately stating that the The Chicago Fire Department’s Fire Fighters immediately responded, when I was told by a source, who was present, that they did not.

Nonetheless, it’s great to know that I have great friends/humans around who will sacrifice to ensure the well being of others. They could have kept riding and assumed that because the Chicago Fire Department was present they would take care of it. This is a good example of leadership and being an active citizen.

290 Threw a Party (That BITCH Was Bussing) 🎉 and it was not 94 or 63rd !

Well TMZ has done it again, lying 🤥 saying it was a 1,000 people at a house party. The party was shared live by Tink Purcell, who confirmed via one of her videos that they “were out west being ratchet”, which was the one thing TMZ did report correctly. This was definitely a Komak production.

Actual flyer for the party.

WGN reported at 11:50 am that a viral party was out south, that was a lie. They updated their story at 1:07 PM to reflect the facts. Which is a shame because they are actually located in the local area and should have access to the information to state facts. What do you think was their purpose for creating this narrative?

This is a screenshot from my saved media press stories via Facebook.

I mean out west throw more successful house parties then out south and their parties are most likely to last without drama because everyone knows everyone and they have a certain level of respect for one another. Let’s just use the Fefe’s as an example because ain’t no fefe happening out south.

If this was out south, it wouldn’t have probably made it until the police came, the police would have had to be summoned due to drama.

What

The first story run from WGN.
Tink wishing her beloved one a happy birthday.

What Should We Take Away From This and How Can We Move Forward?

People are suffering from mental and behavior issues. They are trying their best to cope with being indoors and restricted. It’s hard and not everyone can do it especially if they don’t have their purpose figured out.

This was irresponsible of them all but we are not in the position to judge 👩🏾‍⚖️ them, we can educate ourselves as a community (speaking to “Black or Minority” Americans) on how this effects/affects us socially and economically. It makes us look 👀 a little crazy and that we have a lack of social skills for responsibility.

Those who have children, elders, or people in their life with preexisting conditions should care to be mindful of others. Your love ❤️ ones matter. You matter and I hope you know that. I wish for them to do some research on this matter outside of the news to accept the real information that we are being targeted for depopulation, so this is a serious matter for building immunity to the Rona aka coronavirus bka Covid 19.

@KanyeWest Out Here Checking @Forbes , for his Billionaire Accomplishment

Ye is really from a “tribe called check a hoe”, that is Chicago. Two of hip hop’s first billionaire artist are from New York and Chicago. What a wonderful time to be alive.

According to Forbes, Ye is worth 1.3 Billion United States 🇺🇸 Dollars 💵 but according to Ye, since he claims they can’t count, he’s worth 3.3 Billion. Allegedly Kanye reached out to Forbes after they published their annual billionaires list, according to Shade Room, because they didn’t put him on it.

He texted a staff member saying “You know what you’re doing”, adding to the conversation, “You’re toying with me and I’m not finna lye [sic] down and take it anymore in Jesus name”

“Forbes journalist Zack O’Malley Greenburg explained that when the magazine featured West on the cover of the magazine last year, they didn’t label him a billionaire.”, according to CNN.

In conclusion, it seems that he was undervalued if they didn’t label him a billionaire and he had to come forward with the receipts 🧾 to receive credit for his claim. Regardless, Ye is a Billionaire, that’s facts, and he wants the world 🌎 to know.

@theestallion, Contracts, and the Business of Music at a Young Age

Megan Thee Stallion
Erik Voake/Getty Images for Roc Nation
I do not own the copyrights to this image.

Megan Thee Stallion is in for a big lesson when it comes to finance and contracts. March 1, Megan shared a video via Instagram dishing her contract details with 1501 Entertainment, and its CEO Carl Crawford, who’s an ex Major League Baseball player. She stated that she didn’t understand or know the verbiage that was in the contract that she signed at 20 years of age (now 25), and when she finally got a real management team with lawyers through her management deal with Roc Nation, they brought the details up to see if she understood the terms. She stated she didn’t and wanted to renegotiate. The label isn’t in favor of her releasing new music but is being sued by the artist who is seeking the termination of her contract and a temporary restraining order that has been granted by a judge in Harris County, Texas, to allow her to release new music.

Megan has accused the defendants of common law fraud, breach of contract, fraudulent inducement, fraud by non-disclosure, tortious interference with prospective business relations, violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty and negligence. The plaintiff is seeking a temporary and permanent injunction and a declaration that her contract is “unconscionable, unenforceable and/or void.”, according to the court documents obtained by E! News.  The restraining order will expire March 16, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

What can we learn from this?

It’s important to ask questions when negotiating agreements and understanding all the terms. If you can’t afford a lawyer, it’s important to consult with people in the industry. It’s better than signing something then later having to renege on your business deal.

Yes Megan was young, and I do side with her being taken advantage of because it’s a painful history of artist being incarcerated in deals that do not serve them but those who invest in their capital to record, release, promote, and distribute their art deserve a return (ROI). I hope that this situation can be worked out because everyone deserves an accurate return based on their investment.