The New York Amsterdam News offered a glimpse into the immersive world of the Black Future Newsstand exhibit at the Museum Mile Festival on June 13. The live installation allowed Black people to witness a future where the media recognizes the African diaspora’s richness, creativity, and resilience!
“There are newsrooms being closed left and right, [with] mass layoffs every day,” said [Collette] Watson, co-creator of Media 2070. “People are trying to figure out what is the economic model to make news sustainable. Well, that economic model is going to be one ripe with reparations for the harms of the media system. Maybe if the media system had not centered a worldview of white racial hierarchy, maybe if it had served all people and sought to undo the trans Atlantic slave trade…maybe it wouldn’t be in the position it’s in now.”
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