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Facebook Forced To Pay a Record $14-Million Settlement for Discriminating Against US Workers

October continues to be a month Facebook likely wishes it could forget. First came Frances Haugen, the whistleblower who explained in chilling detail how the site and its algorithms are designed to profit off what she called “the spread and amplification of hate, misinformation and political unrest.” Then there was…

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…

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Video Game Streaming Platform Twitch Bans Anonymous Users Known for Hitting Black and LGBTQ Streamers with ‘Hate Raids’

Streaming service Twitch is known for providing livestream feeds of video games and esports competitions. But it also has a dark underbelly in which some users seek out and target minority users with racist and homophobic attacks. Fortunately, the service has decided this type of behavior cannot stand and has…

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…

Marilyn Monroe statue in Palm Springs

Palm Springs Erects Giant ‘Sexist’ Statue of Marilyn Monroe

Throughout much of her life, and even now, 69 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is considered a larger-than-life Hollywood icon. And now, thanks to a new 26-foot-tall, 34,000 pound-memorial statue of the actress recently unveiled in Palm Springs, the actress is literally larger than life — but not everyone…