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‘We all we got’: How Black people online steered the spotlight to Shanquella Robinson’s death
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‘We all we got’: How Black people online steered the spotlight to Shanquella Robinson’s death

This story was originally published by The 19th Black social media has often taken the lead in raising public consciousness when mainstream outlets overlook the death or disappearance of Black women. By Candice Norwood and Rebekah Barber, The 19th Shanquella Robinson’s death could have easily fallen through the cracks. In the first two weeks after the 25-year-old from North Carolina was pronounced dead during a group vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, her story was limited to a few local news reports. It appeared that her death would be treated like those of many other Black women and girls – with cursory, if any, attention from the news media. But then, video of a woman being beaten emerged, and the news of her death went viral. One tweet by North Carolina blogger Min...
Pastor T.D. Jakes comments about families and women during sermon raises eyebrows
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Pastor T.D. Jakes comments about families and women during sermon raises eyebrows

Comments Pastor T.D. Jakes made about families and women during a recent sermon has drawn a lot of criticism on social media. During a sermon titled “Real Men Pour In,” the megachurch pastor suggested families are being compromised by some of today’s cultural norms, and said “we are raising up women to be men. And you are not applauded for your femininity. You are applauded in the contemporary society by how tough, rough, nasty, mean, aggressive, hateful, possessive you are. And you're climbing the corporate ladder, but we are losing our families.” During the sermon, Pastor Jakes said that when men are led by women, it “breaks the divine order” of creation. He also goes on to say, in part: “Real men pour in. When Adam is created and Eve is pulled out of him, he breaks the divine orde...
Black senator who posted controversial twerking video says TikTok accounts were banned
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Black senator who posted controversial twerking video says TikTok accounts were banned

A Black state senator in Rhode Island stirred controversy last week after posting a video of herself twerking upside down in a bikini on a beach. Today, she said on Twitter her TikTok accounts were banned. Her accounts were restored as of Tuesday evening. Senator Tiara Mack has come under fire for posting the video to her TikTok account. Many people are calling for her to apologize and some are also calling for her to resign. Mack, a 28-year-old Democrat who represents District 6 in Rhode Island, uploaded the video of herself on TikTok July 4. At the end of the clip, she says "Vote Senator Mack.” @mackdistrict6a promised senator thirst trap at Block Island 😈♬ original sound - Senator Tiara Mack Some users on TikTok praised her. Others, including elected officials on both sides ...
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Report indicates FB social media ads failed to detect hate speech

A recent report indicates the world’s largest social media platform failed to detect hate speech within its advertisements. The tests were performed by global nonprofit organizations that posted blatantly racist advertisements in Ethiopia, for example, where warring groups have called for genocide. The platform failed to detect the ads even after previous ads with hateful content were directly brought to the company’s attention. If that’s not enough, a report released May 31 also shows hateful discourse on the platform has jumped 38% from the previous month. A separate report released last year has shown that this platform’s algorithms have been biased against people of color. The issues of spreading hate aren’t just a domestic problem. This platform has been instrumental in pr...