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USC Announces Black Twitter Study and Black Twitter is Not Happy

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Like the Civil Rights Movement, Black Twitter can be a uniting force that can—and will—magnify issues affecting the Black community, as well as shut down the Internet at any given moment. No wonder it has piqued the interest of researchers across America. On Wednesday, the...

Mike Brown is “No Angel”, Says the New York Times

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The day before Mike Brown’s funeral service the New York Times deemed it necessary to publish an article entitled “Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise.” The article is a recount of Brown’s final week on earth. The writer, John Eligon, dubbed...

Twitter’s Diversity Report Shows No Diversity, Well That Wasn’t Shocking!

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After coming under scrutiny, Twitter finally released  their diversity statistics, and they’re what most people already expected.  “Like our peers, we have a lot of work to do,” Janet Van Huysse, its VP of diversity and inclusion, admits on the company blog. But that’s a severe understatement. Twitter, as most...

Color of Change Wants Twitter To Disclose Diversity Stats

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Two major civil rights groups want Twitter to disclose their diversity numbers when it comes to their employees and users of the social media platform. The Rainbow Coalition and Color of Change want Twitter to do what every other giant tech company, like Yahoo, Google...

#YourSlipIsShowing Busts Men Who Are Pretending to Be Feminists to Attack Black Women

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After it was revealed that the divisive hashtag #EndFathersDay was an orchestrated attack by 4chan members pretending to be feminist of color, several outspoken Twitter users fought back, outing perpetrators who seem fueled by their hatred toward Black women. According to Buzzfeed, the #EndFathersDay tag...