Girl’s drive to find 1,000 ‘black girl books’ hits target with outpouring of donations

Eleven-year-old Marley Diass appeal #1000blackgirlbooks, which gathered huge support, grew from her frustration at only being given stories about white boys and their dogs An 11-year-old girl who was frustrated about only being given unrelatable books to read at school has reached her goal of finding 1,000 black girl books after starting the campaign #1000blackgirlbooks. […]

#BlackWomenDidThat: Twitter campaign celebrates American pioneers

A call to commemorate black women who impacted your life prompted hundreds of stories of scientists, activists, writers and personal heroes Hundreds of positive stories of black women and their successes were shared on Twitter on Friday, using the hashtag Afrikan Black Coalition, Bitterblue55 responded, suggesting #BlackWomenDidThat. The original idea, Shirley Chisholm, the first black […]

Sure, Taylor Swift deserves protection from trolls. But dont we all? | Lindy West

News that Instagram has supposedly developed an algorithm so the pop star can automatically delete abuse is welcome. But there are many vulnerable groups who need it, too In the battle against hurl racist, misogynist abuse at unsuspecting Ghostbusters. The overwhelming message is this: your safety is not a priority your choices are to suffer […]

Why This Photo Of Brazilian Protestors Is Sparking A National Debate

Nearly 2 million Brazilians demanded  an end to Dilma Rousseff‘s scandal-filled presidency in a wave of demonstrations on Sunday. But one protest image in particular brought into focus another highly charged issue: the division of race and social classes.  A photographer from Correio Braziliense newspaper took a picture of protesters Claudio and Carolina Maia Pracownik, walking their dog through Copacabana, Rio […]

Beyond email: could startup Slack change the way you work?

Two million people are using Slack to chat, send emojis and encourage creativity at work. Nasa and Harvard are on board will your company be next? Erica Baker likes poker. So did many of the engineers she spent 10 years working with at Black Lives Matter protest after the shooting of a black teenager by […]

‘Catfish’ star Nev Schulman under fire for controversial tweet

Nev Schulman poses for a photo for “Catfish: The TV Show” Season Two. (MTV) Catfish star Nev Schulman sparked outrage in the Twitterverse Tuesday after sharing an offensive message during BETs Black Girls Live. In the since deleted tweet, Schulman, 31, wrote, #BlackGirlsRock I totally agree. They also tend to #catfish a lot. Just sayin. Amid the backlash, […]

Our stories need to be told life as a black female journalist starting out | Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, Isabel Togoh, Aletha Adu and Emmanuella Kwenortey

Four young black women discuss online trolling, professional barriers and developing a thick skin in their chosen industry Journalism is notorious for its lack of diversity, and recent figures have shown that progress on increasing the number of black and minority ethnic journalists continues to be far too slow. At the same time, women are […]

West Point investigates group cadet photo over its ties to Black Lives Matter

Sixteen black, female West Point graduates are being investigated for a photo of them posing in uniform with raised fists. The photo, which surfaced on social media in late April, sparked Internet outrage. Some people, like John Burk, a blogger and Iraq veteran, claim that the raised fist shows solidarity with the Black Lives Movement. […]