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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Jul 15, 2019 at 19:04.

In New Rambling Message, Kanye West Blames Social Media for ‘Mind Control,’ Calls Himself ‘Best Living Recording Artist’

In New Rambling Message, Kanye West Blames Social Media for ‘Mind Control,’ Calls Himself ‘Best Living Recording Artist’

After going dark on social media for the past week, Kanye West is back on Twitter to share a long, rambling missive that, like most things Kanye has done in the past year, likely does more to raise concern over Kanye’s well-being than it does enlighten his audience.

Much of the 10-minute video, which the rapper/producer recorded while in Africa, focuses on “mind control”—namely, how social...

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,...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 14, 2019 at 21:46.

The Racist Nextdoor

The Racist Nextdoor

If you had to pick between the ability to fly or the ability to become invisible, which would you choose?

This infamous conundrum is actually a psychological test that reveals deep-seated personality traits. The decision supposedly represents the subconscious choice between becoming the person you want to be or hiding the person you truly are. And for most of our lives, we have been led to...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jul 14, 2019 at 04:01.

Yes, Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu Addressed Their R. Kelly Comments During the What Men Want Press Tour

Yes, Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu Addressed Their R. Kelly Comments During the <i>What Men Want</i> Press Tour

The theatrical release of What Men Want is coming soon and the cast and crew are knee-deep in press junkets. Unfortunately, amidst the good-natured comedic fun of the film, a couple of the cast members’ controversial comments has overshadowed things a bit.

Which, for some reason, has been a trend lately. Making side-eye-worthy comments right when your movie and/or otherwise major event is to...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jul 13, 2019 at 16:55.

Instagram Changed Their Scrolling to Side-to-Side, Then Decided to Cha-Cha Back to Normal After Everyone Lost Their Shit

Instagram Changed Their Scrolling to Side-to-Side, Then Decided to Cha-Cha Back to Normal After Everyone Lost Their Shit

Two hops, two hops!

Instagram is the master of changing shit no one asked them to change. Most notably, getting rid of chronological order in favor of a shitty algorithm that has fucked up engagement numbers and other analytics for countless bloggers, influencers, marketers and beyond. Or offering an option to share on its father platform, Facebook, even though there’s a reason why the two are...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 13, 2019 at 12:28.

Kevin Hart’s Comedy Is a Stupid Hill to Die On

Kevin Hart’s Comedy Is a Stupid Hill to Die On
“I’m an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit.” - Erykah Badu“If you can’t take the heat, eat bologna.” - My mama

A brief list of names I’ve been called:

CoonThe real racist“Secret KKK collaborator”Anti-white“The Sellout writer for The Root

I believe those things as much as I believe my mother when she refers to me as the “smartest boy in the world” and my homeboy Marty Wesley, who once called...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 13, 2019 at 09:35.

What Are Reasonable Expectations to Have of Rappers?

What Are Reasonable Expectations to Have of Rappers?

I have a theory that because of the way we curate our social media circles nowadays, I believe most of us think our circles are representative of reality. This is my story, this is my song. I also think it’s pure bullshit.

We all know most of the people who inhabit America are absolutely dumb, at worst, or entirely unconcerned or unconsumed with the shit we fight about on Facebook every day...

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...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir Jul 12, 2019 at 09:05.

Lynne Patton Took to Instagram to Mock Death Threats Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

Lynne Patton Took to Instagram to Mock Death Threats Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

Lynne Patton, regional administrator for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and wannabe Real Housewife of PG County, decided to take time from her busy schedule hawking her right-wing reality show to add to the din of Republicans stoking the flames of bigotry against freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

Omar, the subject of right-wing attacks since her swearing-in this January,...

Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jul 11, 2019.

Rihanna May Have Announced a New 2019 Album but She’s Still Trolling Because Y’all Keep Asking Her 

Rihanna May Have Announced a New 2019 Album but She’s Still Trolling Because Y’all Keep Asking Her 

Rihanna is the queen of rationing out bread crumbs for the most-anticipated bread since sliced bread.

While RiRi is out here dominating the makeup and lingerie industry like the bad boss bitch she is, she can’t even drop a new lipstick and properly destroy our wallets without someone asking about her new album.

Yes, it’s been an agonizing two years since the release of her last album, but honey...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 11, 2019.

Brett Favre, Soulja Boy Tricked Into Recording Videos For White Supremacist Group

Brett Favre, Soulja Boy Tricked Into Recording Videos For White Supremacist Group

A group of celebrities... and Soulja Boy were duped into recording video messages with anti-semitic dog whistles for a hate group, under the pretense that the messages were for a veterans group.

According to Buzzfeed, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre; slightly off-center comedian Andy Dick and legendary Supermanner of hoes Soulja Boy were among the people swindled by the Goyim...

Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jul 11, 2019.

A Black Woman Reported the MAGABomber to Twitter. Twitter Did Nothing ... Again

A Black Woman Reported the MAGABomber to Twitter. Twitter Did Nothing ... Again

Twitter is apologizing for ignoring the warnings of a woman who appealed to administrators at the social media site to censure a man who appears to have issued an implicit threat on her life. That man turned out to be Cesar Sayoc, who is now in custody for allegedly sending pipe bombs to political figures who had drawn the ire of President Donald Trump.

On October 11, two weeks before Barack...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 11, 2019.

Top 7 Moments From BET’s Social Awards ’18

Top 7 Moments From BET’s <i>Social Awards ’18</i>

Social media has come a long way since Black Planet backgrounds and MySpace top eights, and BET’s first-ever Social Awards ’18, held this weekend in Atlanta, were further evidence of that.

A hashtag can spawn a movement, and the right Instagram status can make you a star. BET’s Social Awards ’18, hosted by comedian Michael Blackson, celebrated our culture’s creators who have taken social media...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 08, 2019.

Somebody Take Away Cornel West's Pens, Paper, Computer Passwords, Scarves, Glasses, Etc...

Somebody Take Away Cornel West's Pens, Paper, Computer Passwords, Scarves, Glasses, Etc...

I'm not a fan of Ta-Nehisi Coates. I respect the hell out of the man, but a fan? Nah. I understand, however, that many people are and I am okay with this. But me, myself, and I? We are still not a fan. It's nothing personal. I don't know the man nor have I ever seen him in person. He never stole my bike or tried to holler at my girl behind my back. For all intents and purposes, he's probably...

Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 05, 2019.

Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the 'Money' Maker Made Magic with Mugler

Cardi on the Half-Shell—and off IG: Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on How the 'Money' Maker Made Magic with Mugler

It was the statement dress that set the tone for a history-making night, and just the first of many designs by Mugler worn by Cardi B on Sunday, as she conquered the red carpet, the stage, and the Best Rap Album category at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.

Appearing on the red carpet in an illusion gown inspired by the famed Botticelli painting Venus on the Half-Shell and chosen from Mugler’s...

Agatha Guilluame Agatha Guilluame Jul 01, 2019.

Ask Agatha: Regretful Threesomes And Why Men Should Never, Ever, Ever Take Selfies

Ask Agatha: Regretful Threesomes And Why Men Should Never, Ever, Ever Take Selfies

Andre from Patterson, NJ asks:

What are the worst mistake guys make on Social Media?

Taking selfies. There is nothing masculine about a man alone in a bathroom trying to find his best light.

Natasha from Brooklyn, NY asks:

My boyfriend talked me into a threesome. I'd never been with a girl before and I was scared at first but it ended up being fun. Now I've suggested we do it again and he's...

Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 30, 2019.

How Social Media Is Helping to Change the Image of Young Black Dads

How Social Media Is Helping to Change the Image of Young Black Dads

When mainstream media paints a picture of black fatherhood, the image is usually marred by racialized prejudices and stereotypes about black manhood in general.

Case in point: Remember the little boy who fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo, resulting in the death of the endangered silverback gorilla, Harambe? (Of course you do.)

The boy’s father was not even at the zoo with the...

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....

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