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#LessClassicallyBeautiful Takes Over Twitter Challenging NYT’s Review of Viola Davis and White Beauty Standards

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Like many of you, we’re still fuming about Alessandra Stanley‘s tasteless New York Times op-ed depicting Shonda Rhimes and her Black characters as the “Angry Black woman.” However, another upsetting statement made by Stanley was labeling Viola Davis “less classically beautiful.” Stanley writes: “As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual...

Viola Davis, Yvette Nicole Brown, Octavia Spencer and Melissa Harris-Perry Respond to ‘New York Times’ Article

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Last week, New York Times’ TV critic Alessandra Stanley “attempted” to write a review for ABC’s upcoming Shonda Rhimes––produced show How to Get Away With Murder, starring Viola Davis. In her article entitled  “Wrought in Their Creator’s Image,” Stanley labeled Rhimes and her characters as the “angry Black woman.”...

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...