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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.

 

Our Godmother #ArethaFranklin is Gravely Ill 😷 🤒 #UpdatesInfo & #LovePeaceBlessings

The Queen of Soul is currently surrounded by friends and family and they’re asking for prayers and privacy at this time. According to Showbiz 411, she’s in a “gravely ill” state as those around her are preparing for the worst. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Franklin has been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts last summer citing “doctor’s orders.” Her latest performance was on November 2 of last year for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 76-year-old was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011, but she denied reports that she carried the disease. Last February, Aretha announced that 2017 would be her last year “in concert.” 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #30yearsofControversy

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I woke up this am and hopped on my instagram to explore, discovering the post above stating that our beloved Aretha Franklin is reportedly gravely ill in Detroit; While she’s surrounded by friends and family.

My team and I send love ❤️, grace, and we appreciate our beloved queen 👑 for the barriers she broke for those who came after her. Her legacy is set in stone. As she transcends we want her to know that we love 💗 her forever and that she can peacefully transition. She’s fulfilled her destiny as a beacon of light 💡 here on earth 🌏.

I’m just not going to get into all the extra shit that every other newspaper, blog, or reporter has already told you through the newswire. I wrote this with the mindset that you have already gotten the news. If not my sources are listed below.

Sources: Fox News, Showbiz411, Click On Detroit

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#DaytonaTour #Chicago #GoodJobYouFoundMeTour @Valee @Pusha_T Starring @ZMoneyWorld & @RioMac_HSP

Valee and Pusha T is traveling (check out the tour dates below) on the Daytona Tour. Just leaving the House of Blues in Chicago, August 8, and Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, August 6, blessing the markets with their art. It was a sold out show at the House of Blues and Z Money came through to perform “Two 16’s” alongside Valee, a current industry banger.

And the guy with his middle finger up is Rio Mac, Official DJ and Producer.

Tour Dates 

08-04 Kansas City, MO – Midland
08-06 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall
08-08 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
08-12 Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
08-15 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
08-20 Norfolk, VA – Norva
08-25 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
08-30 Phoenix, AZ – Press Room
08-31 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
09-01 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater
10-13 Oakland, CA – Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
12-09 Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA Musikkens Hus
12-10 Berlin, Germany – Astra Kulturhaus
12-12 London, England – O2 Forum Kentish Town
12-13 Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Melkweg
12-14 Paris, France – Le Bataclan

Photo Credits: Lo, 40 K Productions, Diamond Deshon Photography, Ron Louis

@VanTatz from @VH1 @BlackInkCrewChi Private Party and “Celebrity” Photo-shoot #Recap Photo Credit @Mr81Hunnit

Thursday, August 9, Lacuna Lofts was “lit” with members supporting Van Johnson from VH1’s Black Ink Crew Chicago in honor of his birthday, which passed already, July 17. Sounds like a very late celebration but it’s never to late to celebrate life.  Happy G Day and much prosperity to him in his new endeavors!

The event was a true success. He celebrated with DJ Milticket, JDotD. Brooks, DGainz, Kat Tat, models, business owners, and TV reporters/anchors. His event was  hosted by Bill Crane and DJ Gab.

The Lacuna Loft is a well known spot for elites of Chicago culture to relax, do business or even get a tat.  Great place to network where you can gain a potential new civil lawyer, Calvita J. Frederick & Associates, who practices personal injury Discrimination Family Law Real Estate Probate and Small Business Matters. It was such a pleasure to met her and her daughter upon entry. See! You never know who or what you will run into at Lacuna.

 

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The Porch is a new web TV show that shares local and global community stories one porch at a time. The show is based in Chicago and you can catch them taking over the backstage at WGCI’s Summer Jam, July 26, 2018 at the United Center. There was performances from Big Sean, Trey Songz, YFN Lucci, Money Bagg Yo, Lil Baby, CDot Huncho, Queen Key, BlocBoy JB, Kash Doll, and Famous Dex.

Auntie Rita Lee is hosting all guest on her porch to talk about history, experience, people, opinions, rumors, community, and home turf blessings. Log onto theporchchicago.tv  . Interviews from Big Jam will be released soon (I’ll update this post with the release Date).

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Weekly Discovers and Releases: @Official_Tink @dreezydreezy @queennaija @valee @KeyisQueen @KingL @KiddoKenn @Im__AnnMarie @Wale @Jacquees @lildurk @TkKravitz @1GunnaGunna @DGainz @allegradayo @iambabyfendi @BoDiDeederRMG @gherbo @sizzle808MAFIA @Drake

I don’t really have a fancy ass reason why I selected these videos other than I like these bitches. More than anything I like the musical content. I’ve been looking for some new music so I hopped on my devices and went traveling. Here’s my top 16 Picks for the week:

P.S. You don’t have to watch all these damn videos at one time. You can always come back; and yes I know you’ve seen Drake video….but I don’t care.

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Tink | M.I.A

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Queen Naija | Karma

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Dreezy | Where Them $ @

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Valee | Gin & Juice

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Queen Key Featuring King Louie | Toes Out

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Kidd Kenn Featuring Queen Key | ERIOD

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Ann Marie | Handle It

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Wale |Black Bonnie

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Lil Durk Featuring Gunna & TK Kravitz |Home Body

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Lil Durk | Rememberance

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DGainz |Good Luck

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Baby Fendi | Ride

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BoDi Deeder | Trap Money Crack Money

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Allegra Dayo | Callin’

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G Herbo Featuring Southside| Swervo

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Drake | In My Feelings

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The Realization of How Fucked Up Accounting is in America

And how it affects (and effects) personally…………….

Nationally, black women working in full time, year-round positions make 63 cents to each dollar earned by a white man. This gap is much wider than the 79 cents white women earn for every dollar made by a man and the 87 cents earned by Asian-American women (but again, there is significant variation among different nationalities of Asian women, with some earning far less than this average). And other groups, like Latinas and Native American women, experience a gap that is even larger, making 54 cents and 57 cents per dollar, respectively.

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This isn’t your normal blog or opinion journalist post today, it’s a rant, lol.  I’m backed with communications, classes are approaching, I’m freelancing and operating as an Entrepreneur including “Employment” search or “Provide Professional Services” pitching; so I’m managing things well but I couldn’t help but think about the development of my negotiation skills. I even thought about activating my bartending skills to make some quick cash because my checks aren’t balancing my end goals. Maybe this being “Black” isn’t working, so I’ll transfer my status to being “White” to have better opportunities.

Associates Degree isn’t worth much in mainstream market, so to find “work” in your associated area…chances are you could pretty much be overwhelmed with workloads like me or your fucked…lbs.

I said all of that shit to say, how the fuck did “Black Women” get a damn equal pay day if we still don’t have equal pay? Maybe I missed something, shit I don’t know but I’m tired of all the damn protesting themes. I don’t like to celebrate things that we haven’t accomplished but I’m glad to get the awareness that people are acting.

It’s disheartening how limitations are placed on the pool of resources and the gap between the wages of women to men; and “black women” to “white women”.  It’s even worse for women of color to be making less than uncolored women when noted in “history” they equally fought for “Women’s Rights”, together. Seems like “Black Women” have been manipulated and used for their support to be treated unequal.

The National Women’s Law Center notes that this gap can begin to widen over the course of a black woman’s career, causing her to lose nearly $870,000 in potential earnings to the wage gap. And in several states, the wage gap can be even bigger. In Louisiana, for example, black women make less than half of what white men make.

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No matter if you’re union, corporate, or independently working as a woman (black or white) you are more than likely to come across sexual harassment. I remember every experience that I’ve had working corporately and independently. As a woman, I have to remember that I also have a personal life, which consist of allowing men to pursue me which is the natural life process. Who am to disrupt it? But why do I have to receive unwanted advances and made to feel uncomfortable as I travel to points with the intentions to make a deal for business operations.

Take, for example, sexual harassment in the workplace, an issue that particularly affects low-wage industries dominated by women of color. Experts have noted that lower pay levels for nonwhite women could play a role in their exposure to harassment, and a new NWLC report has found that from 2012 to 2016, black women filed workplace sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at nearly three times the rate of white women.

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Before I subconsciously got back to working my plan on how I am going to create $53,000 this year to cover my salary, I woke up to a post about

5 black women talk starting salaries, being underpaid and how they asked for more

and the advice these women ( Karen Civil, Tonya Rapley, April Reign, Minda Harts, and Leslie Mac) shared was inspiring. It inspired me to remember that as long as I continue to be and seek, that I will find. If there isn’t a place for me to merge into and add equity then I’ll have to create a place to store my wealth. I will not be a starving artist or an educated slave/fool.

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The Leadership Challenge:

Do you know what it’s like to be a leader? Are you working on being a better leader? Some people think that we are born leaders but maybe that’s not the case.

I think that leadership is something that anyone can achieve if they’re exploring the world in search of their higher selves. For me, I am a leader and I’m working on being a better leader especially when it comes to working in groups.

I’ve taken on the opportunity to invest in self by taking a Group Communication Leadership class last semester. My intentions were to challenge myself to grow as a leader and make sure that I help others find the leader in themselves.

I have faith that everyone is a leader of self and if that’s realized or made apparent then everyone can work together. Collaboration is very important when you’re goal is to transcend, expand, or grow in life.

In class we watched, Twelve Angry Men, a live teleplay on CBS Studio One in the early 1900s. In all honestly, I watched the movie about 4 times after thinking that I was going to purely be bored. What do you think you would do as juror if you had to deliberate on someone’s life?

Reflection of 12 Angry Men

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