Tag: Twitter

Trump's Cinco de Mayo 'Taco Bowl' a Social Media Fail

By Sheryl Estrada A CBS News poll in April found that 82 percent of registered Latino voters view presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unfavorably, and only 8 percent view him favorably. Leaders in the Latino community viewed Trump’s social media post on Cinco de Mayo (May 5) as demeaning….

Curt Schilling Fired Following Anti-Transgender Remarks

Curt Schilling, an ESPN analyst and former Boston Red Sox pitcher, was fired Wednesday after posting anti-transgender comments on his Facebook page, ESPN announced. Schilling shared on his Facebook page a picture of a man wearing a blond wig and a cut up shirt leaving his chest exposed. The text…

Pro-Trump Students Mock MLK with Trump Hat Photo

By Sheryl Estrada A controversial photo on the Instagram account of “students4trump” at the University of South Florida (USF) is gaining massive attention. The university’s bust of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is pictured wearing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” red…

#BlackLivesMatter Activist DeRay Mckesson in Baltimore's Mayoral Race

By Sheryl Estrada DeRay Mckesson during an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Minutes before the deadline to file for Baltimore mayoral candidacy lastWednesdaynight, popular Black rights activist DeRay Mckessonjumped into the race. Mckesson, 30, became the 13th and final candidate for the Democratic nomination in the April 26…

Why Does Silicon Valley Continue Lacking Diversity

Big tech companies have frequently been making headlines over recent years for their consistent lack of diversity, despite repeated promises to do the opposite. Bloomberg Businessweek last week published an article called “Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders” that shines further light on the continued lack of minorities in…

Twitter Stock Down as Revenue Plummets and a Diversity Scandal Rises

Twitter suffered a very dismal third quarter for 2015, with Twitter stock currently down 1.8 percent. And between Q2 and Q3, Twitter only increased its monthly active users by 1.25 percent. Meanwhile, Twitter now also finds itself in the midst of a very public diversity problem. Following CEO Jack Dorsey’s…

Racist Tweet Costs 20-Year-Old Her Job

A young woman is now unemployed almost immediately after posting a very racist tweet on her Twitter page. Erika Escalante, 20, a Texas native, was a paid intern at Isagenix, a health company located in Arizona, until this week. On Sunday she took to social media to post a picture…