What is Black Media Trust?
Black Media Trust is an extension of the ideas presented in Media Literacy, Media Analysis, and Communications studies. It delves into the concepts presented in these fields, not only as a statement regarding US Black images, but also as a framework that reminds the adherent or student how important critical thinking remains in the panoply equipped for Self-preservation. Black Media Trust includes in its survey of media analysis, textual analysis utilizing a qualitative as well as quantitative methodology.
Black Media Trust also aims at addressing media texts that exploit Fictive Racial Kinship Obligations. Fictive Racial Kinship Obligation(fictive kinship obligations based on race) is a notion and practice centered around a belief that people who share racial identity should behave like they share same family ties. This can and has created conditions where strangers are able to manipulate members of their shared race solely on grounds that they share racial identity.
Black Media Trust is more than an academic conceptual framework, it is simply easier to present it as such. What it actually is, however, is a fundamental way of being in a social setting designed to hinder critical thought on a socio-psychological battlefield. Black Media Trust is an experiment as well as exercise in combining mathematical approaches to fact gathering with commonsensical approaches to employing insight. Our goal is to provide a tapestry of techniques designed to equip a person with a weaponized critical thinking faculty of mind.
Black Media Trust also delves into devices, techniques, and approaches used when editing video, writing scripts, or composing posters. Black Media Trust is concerned with answers to questions like:
- Why did a director choose to use a particular lighting arrangement for a particular scene?
- What made a writer utilize a particular phrasing?
- Where did that graphic designer borrow those particular icons and symbols?
To be completely certain here, however, Black Media Trust, while engaging popular culture, it is not a review of popular culture. Black Media Trust seeks to tease out intentions, motivations, and possible impact of cultural symbols and devices found in media texts. This is not developed to nudge you in any direction regarding whether you and your date should catch a particular film playing or to spend time on Netflix. While OWL’s Asylum does provide media critiques, Black Media Trust is a set of tools developed for media analysis.
Like most demonstrations of media analysis, Black Media Trust embraces findings, studies, and conceptual frameworks from various fields of psychology, political science, sociology, critical theory, mathematics, and various other sciences to mold together a more accurate picture of our world for dissection. It is important for me to note that our main concern with borrowing and embracing these studies, to “mix these teachings”, is to better strap ourselves up with tools that can effectively separate symbol from substance in application and as application when needed.
Being in that same small passage of thought mentioned in our last paragraph, Black Media Trust also must address when, where, and why a symbol can influence substance. It must also, then, consider those points of time and event that spawn better conditions for substance to direct symbol, and those times when an opposite course should be employed. What needs to be highlighted in this paragraph is Black Media Trust’s direct and blatant mission to assess influence and influential aspects of US Black culture. Please do not confuse this particular brand of media analysis as being limited by studying pop culture for pop culture’s sake, journalism for journalism’s sake, or entertainment for entertainment’s sake. We are concerned with what influences US Blacks at a particular time.