Hashtivism: See How Twitter Took Over #myNYPD to Highlight Police Brutality

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New York City’s Police Department got more than it bargained for when its social media office thought it was a good idea to ask Twitter users to share photos of their interactions with cops. Looking to share a bevy of positive interactions, @NYPDNews, tweeted: “Do...

V.O.T.D: “Thugs, The Musical!”

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THUGS, THE MUSICAL is a mockumentary short film about a struggling, delusional and very ‘non-urban’ black actor, Michael Gardner, his doomed musical production, and the misfit group of actors he’s assembled as his cast. After years of auditioning, but not being considered ‘black enough’ to...

Open Thread: Did You Watch “The Boondocks” Season Premiere?

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Last night, the season four premiere of the The Boondocks did their own version “Law and Order” and used the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident as the backdrop. The show began with “In the celebrity criminal justice system, there are the so-called ‘musicians’ who commit crimes, and the overpaid private...

Paul Ryan to Meet With CBC to Clear Up Racially Insensitive Comments

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After being criticized for making racially insensitive remarks, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) later this week. “Congressman Ryan is a nice guy, and as such you know he has tried to frame the comments...

The Soapbox: On The “Confidence Gap” & Women Undermining Other Women

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Last week, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News American anchor Katty Kay published an essay in The Atlantic called “The Confidence Gap” about the divide in confidence between men and women. The piece is promoting their new book, The Confidence Code: The Science And Art...