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Update: Colin Kaepernick responds to allegations of sexual assault

Yesterday, we reported that San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick is being investigated by the Miami Police Department for an alleged sexual assault. Kaepernick has responded to the allegations via Twitter:

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On Twitter, victims of sexual assault answer ‘what were you wearing?’ question

Every two minutes, someone becomes a victim of sexual assault in America. 80 percent of the victims are under age 30, and 44 percent are under the age of 18. Often, the victim is afraid to come forward, and when she/he does, they are shamed, questioned and even blamed for the act. But a powerful […]

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Oscar-nominated actress lands new role of Annie, racists on Twitter go nuts

Last week we reported that the trailer for the upcoming film “Annie” had been released. Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis star in the film, set to be released this Christmas. While most of us were thrilled to see this talented young lady back on the big screen, there are always racist trolls ready for the picking. 

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Twitter responds to Michael Dunn verdict with #DangerousBlackKids hashtag

In response to a Florida jury not finding a man guilty of first-degree murder in relation to the death of a 17-year-old teenager, Twitter users have responded with the #DangerousBlackKids hashtag. Most of the images feature black children who are anything but dangerous, including 4-year-old Anala Beevers, Mensa’s youngest and newest member. 

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Report: Someone sends out a potentially racist tweet every 9 seconds

According to a recent study by British think tank Demos, every 9 seconds someone sends out a tweet that could be potentially racist. That accounts to about 10,000 potentially racist tweets a day. 

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#AskBillCosby

In what is eons ago in internet time, R. Kelly, as part of the publicity effort for his latest album, Black Panties, decided to answer questions on Twitter. Kelly’s team instructed folks on Twitter to use the hashtag #askrkelly, and Kells, presumably, would answer some of those questions himself. That was quickly abandoned, however, when […]

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University of Illinois chancellor responds to racist social media backlash

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s chancellor has finally responded to racist criticism for her decision to hold classes during a severe weather advisory. Students took to Twitter to bash Chancellor Phyllis Wise under the hashtag #f**kPhyllis on Monday for simply being denied a snow day. Chancellor Wise’s response, appearing on Inside Higher Ed,  

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BYP & BYP 100 Present…’MLK Then & Now: Rebuilding the Black Freedom Movement Through King’s Legacy’

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Join The Black Youth Project Founder Cathy J. Cohen, BYP 100 National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and members of The Black Youth Project and BYP 100 on Monday January 20th for an hour long Twitter Chat dedicated to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Participants will share their thoughts and beliefs about how to best […]

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Real or Fake: PR exec tweets trip to Africa, hopes she doesn’t get AIDS, ‘just kidding’

Justine Sacco, Director of Communications for IAC, parent company of Vimeo, OkCupid and CollegHumor, tweeted that she hoped that she didn’t get AIDS while visiting Africa. The tweet appeared earlier today, and remains on her account: “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just Kidding. I’m white!”

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Family sues Spike Lee for tweeting wrong address for George Zimmerman

The family residing at the address Spike Lee tweeted shortly after the George Zimmerman verdict is suing the famous director.David and Elaine McClain claim that Lee was so filled with hate that he put the wrong address on social media, placing the elderly couple in harm’s way.

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