In this 27-minute presentation, Dr. Jared A. Ball discusses the role of mainstream media as a colonial propaganda tool for psychological warfare. The presentation was delivered on March 26, 2011, at the National Conference on the Other Wars in Washington, D.C., an event organized by The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations (BIBC).
About the Speaker
Dr. Jared A. Ball is the father of two brilliant and adorable daughters, Maisi (5) and Marley (3), and the fortunate husband of Nelisbeth Y. Ball. After that he is an assistant professor of communication studies at Morgan State University where his research interests include the interaction between colonialism, mass media theory and history, as well as, the development of alternative/underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization. Ball is a columnist with, and produces a weekly radio column for, BlackAgendaReport.com. He is producer and host of the “Legacy Edition of We Ourselves” which airs Fridays 10a-11a (EST) on Washington, DC’s WPFW 89.3 FM Pacifica Radio and is also the founder and producer of FreeMix Radio: The Original Mixtape Radio Show, an emancipatory journalistic political mixtape. He is a former editor of and current peer reviewer for the first academic journal dedicated to hip-hop, The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture from Words, Beats and Life, Inc., has been a board member of the International Association for Hip-Hop Education, and has served as a Communications Fellow for the Green Institute. Ball is also the author of the forthcoming book I Mix What I Like: A Mixtape Manifesto (Spring 2011/AK Press). He can be found online at voxunion.com.