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Woman Involved in Starting McKinney Pool Fight Placed on Administrative Leave by CoreLogic Inc.

By Stephen Benavides While the primary focus of the incident in McKinney, TX has been calling for the termination of now resigned Corporal Eric Casebolt, Twitter launched an impromptu campaign to identify the two women confirmed to have made racist … Continue reading

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

By Jay Caspian King On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on … Continue reading

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Twitter Sparks A Serious Discussion About Race And Feminism

By NPR Staff Twitter isn’t always the best place for big, thorny philosophical conversations. But it’s a great forum for catharsis and taking the temperature of a popular sentiment. Sometimes, rarely, it’s actually both. If you were on Twitter last … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Black Twitter

By Daniella Gibbs Leger If you weren’t paying attention last week, you missed quite the show on Black Twitter. Oh, in case you didn’t know, Black Twitter is a real thing. It is often hilarious (as with the Paula Deen recipes hashtag); … 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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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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Trayvon Martin And Why The Right-Wing Media Spent 16 Months Smearing A Dead Teenager

By Eric Boehlert Appearing on Fox & Friends in the wake of a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, Geraldo Rivera’s claim that Martin brought about his own death by dressing in a hooded sweatshirt the … 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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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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Dark-skinned and plus-sized: The real Rachel Jeantel story

By Brittney Cooper Trayvon Martin’s trial might be intriguing, fascinating cultural theater to some. To me, it is more akin to a cultural trauma: a continual reminder of how unsafe all those young Black men that I love actually are as … Continue reading

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