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Black America Bamboozled by Russian Propaganda Campaign to Help Trump

Reports on Russian social media campaigns show how racial division was leveraged to help Trump win. The NAACP has called on users to #LogOutFacebook in a digital protest.


There was a huge effort by Russian operatives to target Black social media users during the 2016 election in hopes of discouraging Democratic voter turnout. The trolls were stoking sentiments of racial divide in the U.S. in support of electing Donald Trump, who on the campaign trail asked Black people, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

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Homophobe Body Shaming Racists at Dolce & Gabbana Finally Getting Some Pay Back After Racist Videos

Instagram post of Gabbana describing China as a "country of s***" follows a racist promotional video. Store closings, product purges and "not me" protests outside stores going strong. Nice job, fellas.

Dolce & Gabbana is facing backlash from racist ads that promoted a Shanghai fashion show featuring the luxury brand's collection. And, racist comments posted on co-founder Stefano Gabbana's personal Instagram account have caused celebrities to withdraw support for the brand.

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Instagram Measurement Now Available in Nielsen's Social Content Ratings

With the addition of Instagram Owned Measurement, Nielsen now offers insights across three of the biggest social media publishers.


Nielsen (No. 32 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) announced Jan. 24 that it has added Instagram owned measurement into its Social Content Ratings (SCR) platform. This launch marks the first time that Instagram will be measured and delivered by Nielsen's syndicated social TV measurement solution. With the recent additions of Instagram and Facebook metrics, Nielsen's SCR platform now offers insights across three of the biggest social media platforms—including Twitter—making it the most comprehensive measure of program-related conversation in the industry.

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The Weeknd, 'Deeply Offended' by 'Coolest Monkey' Ad, Severs Ties with H&M

Other celebrities are also criticizing the retailer, including LeBron James, who said, "We as African Americans will always have to break barriers."

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The fallout from H&M's racist advertisement on the global company's U.K. website featuring a Black boy wearing a green hoodie with the phrase "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" continues with Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd tweeting to his more than 8 million followers that he will no longer work with the brand.

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Black Women Boycotting 'Black Panther' Is Just a Rumor

A bogus Instagram account encouraging Black women to avoid the film because actor Michael B. Jordan's alleged girlfriend is not Black is causing a stir.

The highly anticipated Marvel Studios film "Black Panther" will debut in theaters across the country next month and Black women will indeed be in attendance, despite what you may have heard.

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Lupita Nyong'o Slams Magazine for Editing Out Her Natural Hair

"There is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against Black women's complexion, hair style and texture," Nyong'o wrote.

Lupita Nyong'o took a stand against her natural hair being digitally altered for the cover of Grazia UK magazine. The Oscar-winning actress refused to allow "unconscious prejudice" and set standards of beauty negate her "beautiful, kinky, coily hair."

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Fox News Entertainer Tomi Lahren's Silly Halloween Costume Sparks Faux Controversy

In a flamboyant display of jingoistic nonsense, Fox News continues the theme of conflating being offensive with patriotism.


Wearing a "Make America Great Again" one-piece Halloween costume with flag-like wings and a fanny pack, Tomi Lahren, a 25-year-old Fox News commentator, aspired to be "American AF."

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Alt-Right Advocate Known for Racist Trolling Marries a Black Man

Milo Yiannopoulos, who was banned from Twitter following his incitement of racist tweets against Leslie Jones, announced his marriage on Instagram.


For years, Milo Yiannopoulos has notoriously used social media to promote an alt-right agenda by bashing Muslims, Black Lives Matter activists and feminists, and perpetuating racist trolling against Blacks, including comedian Leslie Jones. The self-proclaimed conservative "gay exceptionalist" even used the Internet to bash gay rights.

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Beyoncé's Pic of Newborn Twins Causes a Stir on Social Media

A photo posted by the global superstar dominated the Internet, again.


Singer, songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, known just as "Beyoncé," surprised her more than 100 million Instagram followers at around 1 a.m. ET Friday with the first-ever public photo of the Carter twins.

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Taraji P. Henson's New Short, Curly Hairstyle Has Meaning

Henson's stylist shared the reason behind the cut, and DiversityInc asked Tamika Katon-Donegal, an L.A.-based Black actress, why she wears her natural curls.

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Actress Taraji P. Henson's short haircut showcases her natural curls, which her longtime stylist Tym Wallace said shows she's all for "Black girl magic."

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Police Tracked BLM Protesters Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: ACLU Report

Police received real time special access from Geofeedia, a social media surveillance vendor, to social media feeds during the periods of unrest.

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014 following the shooting of Michael Brown. REUTERS

Law enforcement used social media to track activists and protesters during the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore, according to a new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Where's the Diversity? Paul Ryan's Photo with Interns Called 'World's Whitest Selfie'

Ryan's selfie with Capitol Hill interns goes viral, but not for the reason he was hoping.

A hashtag on social media with the phrase "So white" has re-emerged. This time, it does not pertain to Oscar nominations, but rather House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) selfie with more than 100 Capitol Hill interns that shows a shocking lack of diversity — #InternsSoWhite.

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