Tag: NAACP

Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP

NAACP Demands Meeting With Facebook Over Ongoing Prevalence of Hate Speech on the Social Media Platform

Facebook is again under fire for providing an unchecked platform for white supremacists and other hate groups to spread their vile messages. The Hill’s Cameron Jenkins reported that “the NAACP is reportedly calling for a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, citing [ongoing] concerns of hate speech on the social…

Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams Under Fire From Conservatives for Singing ‘Black National Anthem’ on PBS July 4th Celebration

Singer, actress and fashion designer Vanessa Williams has ignited a firestorm of controversy on social media by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” what is often considered the “Black national anthem” as part of her evening hosting PBS’s annual television special “A Capitol Fourth” to celebrate Independence Day. CNN’s Lisa…

n-word, uconn, arrested, race

Two White UConn Students Arrested for Yelling N-Word on Campus

Two white University of Connecticut students were caught on video, yelling the N-word outside of on-campus apartments. After student-led protests calling out the issue of race at the predominantly white institution, the men have been arrested. Students protested the incident on campus Monday morning, saying the men’s behavior called attention…