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Black Women Journalists, Politicians Receive Abusive Tweets More Often Than White Women: Study

An Amnesty International study calls Twitter a toxic place for women, especially Black women.

A new study of millions of tweets received by 778 journalists and politicians from the U.K. and U.S. in 2017 found that rampant abuse toward women occurs on Twitter. At least 1.1 million abusive tweets were sent to the women in the study throughout the year. Women are sent abusive content on Twitter every 30 seconds on average.

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Colin Kaepernick Wins Ambassador of Conscience Award, Uses Platform to Slam 'Lawful Lynchings'

"In truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force," Kaepernick said.

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again used his public image to bring attention to racism and police shootings of Black men.

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