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Jul 15, 2019 at 04:03.

Facebook Waves the Mutumbo Finger at White Nationalists, Offers Judgment-Free Rehabilitation in Exchange

Facebook Waves the Mutumbo Finger at White Nationalists, Offers Judgment-Free Rehabilitation in Exchange

One week after the house that Mark Zuckerberg built revealed its plans to address the discriminatory nature in which it excludes minorities and other protected groups from accessing housing, employment, and credit advertisements comes the news that white supremacist rhetoric is no longer welcome on its platform—allegedly.

According to the Washington Post, Facebook will banish posts, photos,...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 15, 2019 at 02:23.

YouTube to Remove Thousands of Channels, Ban Hate Speech and Supremacist Content in Order to 'Tackle Hate'

YouTube to Remove Thousands of Channels, Ban Hate Speech and Supremacist Content in Order to 'Tackle Hate'

For better or worse, the digital age has allowed anyone with an iPhone or a high-speed Internet connection to express their thoughts, opinions or share their abysmal music to millions of people throughout the world. It’s also provided the same opportunity for racists, homophobes and elected officials to assail our peace of mind with their inflammatory bullshit.

In its quest to thwart “hatred...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 14, 2019 at 00:45.

Facebook Offers a Million-Dollar Solution to Fix Its ‘Black People Problem’

Facebook Offers a Million-Dollar Solution to Fix Its ‘Black People Problem’

Last week, former Facebook manager Mark Luckie dropped a 2,500 word sermon excoriating his previous employer for its “black people problem.”

Initially released internally as a “fuck you” of sorts prior to his departure, Luckie identified a myriad of ways in which Facebook has condoned, fostered and demonstrated discriminatory practices and behavior within the workplace. He writes:

Facebook’s...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 13, 2019 at 23:41.

Black Mom Singlehandedly Breaks Up Confederate Group in South Carolina

Black Mom Singlehandedly Breaks Up Confederate Group in South Carolina

Hate groups emboldened by the presence of the first candy peanut to tie its own shoes in the White House should be warned: Black Americans tend to have black moms.

And black moms tend to get what they want.

Circuit court judge Judge Alex Kinlaw Jr. found in favor of a black mother in South Carolina who brought suit against The Secessionist Party after the hate group posted pictures of her...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 13, 2019 at 20:58.

I Had Two Black Teachers From Kindergarten Through 12th Grade and Even That Little Bit Made a Difference

I Had Two Black Teachers From Kindergarten Through 12th Grade and Even That Little Bit Made a Difference

As a parent, the education of my children is a huge part of my life. I’m not only concerned by what that education looks like; I am equally concerned about who is providing it. I have two children in school—age 9 (4th grade) and 3 (Pre-Kindergarten)—at two entirely different schools in two entirely different places. Because of where their schools are located, as well as the types of schools,...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 13, 2019 at 15:22.

Who is Leaving Bowls of Mashed Potatoes around Jackson, Mississippi?

Who is Leaving Bowls of Mashed Potatoes around Jackson, Mississippi?

Jackson, Mississippi has a new villain. Lurking in the shadows until the optimal time to strike, this dastardly ne’er-do-well walks among Jacksonians without raising suspicion.

Their reasons are unknown. They haven’t left demands. Do they peel the skin, or leave them on?

Someone’s been leaving mashed potatoes around Jackson, Mississippi, and people don’t know how to feel.

“We decorate road...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 13, 2019 at 08:41.

#PicnickingWhileBlack: Pistol-Packing White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Couple

#PicnickingWhileBlack: Pistol-Packing White Woman Pulls Gun on Black Couple

A black couple who planned to spend their Memorial Day enjoying the beauty of nature found themselves at the wrong end of a gun barrel when a pistol-wielding white woman confronted them at a Mississippi campground.

According to WCBI, on Sunday, Franklin and Jessica Richardson planned a picnic outside of Starkville, Miss., at Oktibbeha County Lake, a destination for fishing, swimming and...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 13, 2019 at 07:48.

Oh, Snap! Instagram Is Cracking Down on Fake Activity. Will the Insta-famous Survive?

Oh, Snap! Instagram Is Cracking Down on Fake Activity. Will the Insta-famous Survive?

File this under “When Doing the Most Goes Wrong”: Some of your Insta-faves may be revealed to be a little less popular than you thought, as Instagram seeks to restore trust and integrity to its platform by banning paid-for likes and followers.

This move follows similar measures taken on Twitter and Facebook (the latter of which owns Instagram), following valid questions about the true...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 13, 2019 at 04:33.

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List ‘Social Media Identifiers,’ Previous Phone Numbers

According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration.

Applicants for certain diplomatic and official visas are exempt from the new measure.

The new applications list social...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 12, 2019 at 09:22.

Apparently, Ron DeSantis and Racist Republicans Love White Facebook

Apparently, Ron DeSantis and Racist Republicans <i>Love </i>White Facebook

As the great physicist, mathematician and (I’m pretty sure this is correct) the first person to stuff figs inside of cookies, Sir Isaac Newton, proclaimed in his third law of motion: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

While the only thing I know about quantum mechanics is the early ’90's TV show in which Scott Bakula leaps through time, I’m pretty sure this means that...

Aliya Semper Ewing Aliya Semper Ewing Jul 12, 2019 at 07:41.

Peggy Alford Poised to Make History as Facebook Nominates a Black Woman to Their Board...Finally.

Peggy Alford Poised to Make History as Facebook Nominates a Black Woman to Their Board...Finally.

On Friday Facebook tapped Peggy Alford, a senior vice president at PayPal, to have a seat at the table, a landmark step in diversifying their nine-member board.

Alford is no stranger to Silicon Valley, or to Facebook. According to Black Enterprise she’s the former chief financial officer and head of operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative—a philanthropic organization co-founded by...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 08, 2019.

After Years of Discriminating Against Black Folks, Facebook Swears It's Been Delivered After Settling $5 Million Lawsuit

After Years of Discriminating Against Black Folks, Facebook Swears It's Been Delivered After Settling $5 Million Lawsuit

While Kanye once affirmed that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” the same could be said of Facebook—which, since its introduction in 2004, has demonstrated an unwavering allegiance to discriminatory behavior.

From its employees behind the curtain, to the millions of us “in front of the camera”, Mark Zuckerberg’s magnum opus has proven itself to operate against our best interests

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 08, 2019.

Queen Quinta: Why Quinta B. Is Everything—and Every Woman

Queen Quinta: Why Quinta B. Is Everything—and Every Woman

Quinta Brunson—better known as Quinta B.—stole our hearts years ago as a video content creator for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures, with her dry wit and deadpan delivery. In the three years since, we haven’t been able to get enough of her reliably hilarious, always relatable videos. She hasn’t disappointed, inking deals with YouTube Red, among others, for more of her frank, topical content. It’s...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jul 08, 2019.

Facebook Murder Suspect Still on the Loose; Cleveland Police Announce $50,000 Reward

Facebook Murder Suspect Still on the Loose; Cleveland Police Announce $50,000 Reward

The Cleveland Police Department announced Monday that a $50,000 reward has been posted by Crime Stoppers for any information leading to the arrest of the man accused of killing Robert Godwin Sr. and then posting the horrific video on Facebook.

Fox News reports that the police have now launched a nationwide search for 37-year-old Steve Stephens and asked residents of Pennsylvania, New York,...

Jul 05, 2019.

Does Sage Steele Think All Lives Matter?

Does Sage Steele Think All Lives Matter?

ESPN commentator Sage Steele has found herself in the middle of a Twitter fray since Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans took a knee to protest Donald Trump's presidential victory.

Steele posted this:

And all hell broke loose. Steele was accused of being everything but a child of god. Many saw her stance as tone-deaf and accused her of being afforded white privilege because she is...

Jun 30, 2019.

How Censoring Facebook Affects the Fight for Black Lives

How Censoring Facebook Affects the Fight for Black Lives

Earlier this month, Baltimore County police tried to serve a black mother with an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic violation. But the picture many saw told only one side of the story. 

Police killed the woman, Korryn Gaines, and her 5-year-old son was wounded in the altercation. She had attempted to share her encounter with police using Instagram. The police urged...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jun 29, 2019.

Spoilers (and Spoiler Alerts) In The Age of Social Media

Spoilers (and Spoiler Alerts) In The Age of Social Media

Spoiler Alert. There are spoilers in this post about spoilers. Be aware. That's all I got for you.

So Tommy killed Holly. About damn time. I can’t lie, I’ve been waiting for Holly to die since season one of Power, and as annoyed as I’ve been that she’s made it this long, I’ll take it. And I really didn’t know how I thought she’d go out, I just knew I needed her gone. Thank you, powers that be....

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jun 29, 2019.

Dear People Without Children On Facebook...

Dear People Without Children On Facebook...

Can I talk my shit?

I think I can talk my shit.

I'm gon' talk my shit.

It's August in America, which means that for a significant number of people, it is around the time that their children - those sometimes tiny, bite sized creatures who don't know much of shit but swear they do - begin to prepare to go back to school. For many of us with children, it is both a time of excitement and...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 27, 2019. 17 comments

Homeless Father Turns Tragedy Into Triumph After Being Publicly Shamed on Facebook

Homeless Father Turns Tragedy Into Triumph After Being Publicly Shamed on Facebook

As if being homeless isn’t stressful enough, imagine waking up from taking a nap inside of the McDonald’s where you work and learning that a picture of you sleeping was uploaded to Facebook.

According to WSB-TV, that’s exactly what happened to 21-year-old Simon Childs, who was resting between shifts at the Fayetteville, Ga., restaurant when a woman who should’ve been minding her damn business...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 20, 2019. 20 comments

Philadelphia Yanks 72 Police Officers Off the Street Because They Couldn't Stop Being Racist on Facebook

Philadelphia Yanks 72 Police Officers Off the Street Because They Couldn't Stop Being Racist on Facebook

Maybe racist rhetoric on social media isn’t really your thing, but 72 Philadelphia police officers just got yanked off the street and reassigned to administrative duty because it’s apparently theirs.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

The Philadelphia Police Department has taken 72 officers off street duty as it continues to investigate scores of racist or offensive Facebook posts allegedly made...

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