#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 […]

Milo Yiannopoulos: Twitter banning one man wont undo his poisonous legacy

Banning the alt-right agitator from Twitter is not constructive; it stands to further wind up people who respond to humiliation by becoming dangerous Ding dong, the witch is dead. In the wake of news earlier today that Twitter had Gamergate, has been a peddler of inarguable hate speech. Beyond just speech, though, hes cannily built […]

Justin Timberlake Dragged Over BET Awards Tweet: Stop Appropriating Our Music and Culture

The SexyBack singer complimented Jesse Williams poignant Black Lives Matter speech at the BET Awards. Then Black Twitter went after him. “> Williamss wide-ranging speech paid respect to the black women who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselveswe can and will do better for you; name-checked those whose lives were lost in the […]

‘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, […]

‘Catfish’ host Nev Schulman apologizes following Black Girls Rock! tweet

Catfish hostNev Schulmanapologized on Twitter Thursday after an offensive tweet about Black Girls Rock! landed him in hot water. The story started Tuesday evening, when the Black Girls Rock! award show was airing onBET and #blackgirlsrock was subsequently trending on Twitter. The show, hosted this year by Tracee Ellis Ross, highlights the achievements of women […]