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Selfies allow black women to say we are here, and we are beautiful

By Syreeta McFadden When others recognize you being present in a world of wonder, you feel the joy of existence. That’s why we take selfies. They are pixelated bits of confection to remind us that we are all interconnected, no … Continue reading

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Sanjana Hattotuwa – Using citizen journalism to bear witness to violence

From 2011, stirring and powerful presentation.

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After Zimmerman Verdict, Activists Face A New, Tougher Fight

By Gene Demby Phillip Agnew was blindsided by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The decision came down late on a Saturday night. Agnew was expecting the neighborhood watchman who killed Trayvon Martin to be found guilty. Agnew, 28, leads … Continue reading

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14-Year-Old Girl With Pro-Choice Sign Under Attack: “Please Stop Calling Me a “Whore”

By Tuesday Cain I’m a 14-year-old girl who has lived in Austin, Texas, my whole life. I like art, music and talking on the phone with my friends. When I grow up, I’d like to become a science teacher. I … Continue reading

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Man Posts Drake Lyrics & “Kill All Whites” On Facebook, Gets Arrested For “Terroristic Threat”

By John Del Signore A Far Rockaway man was arrested last week for making a Facebook status update with the hashtag “killallwhites,” which a nervous NYPD interpreted as “making a terroristic threat,” a felony. In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, … Continue reading

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Biggby Coffee Terminates Michigan Teen Employee After ‘Horrific’ Trayvon Martin Tweet

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz A teen who tweeted an offensive statement about Trayvon Martin learned the hard way this week that social media can have professional consequences, when a Michigan company took immediate action and terminated her before she had even … Continue reading

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The Enduring Rift

By Joshua DuBois By this point, all Americans know the facts. A teenager, Trayvon Martin, was pursued and killed. The shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted, his claim of self-defense validated by a jury. We have lined up to state our views about … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Technology

By Julia Stiles “Who could refrain, that had a heart to love? And in that heart, courage to… text message?” I met a young couple recently, in the throes of their newly formed love affair. The kind where they can’t … Continue reading

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When Twitter does what journalism can’t

By Roxane Gay On Tuesday, June 25, Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas stood for nearly 13 hours without food or drink, without rest, without leaning, without the ability to use the restroom, to filibuster Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), a … Continue reading

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Deepak Chopra – Social Networks and the Global Brain

Interesting…

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