Tag: Social Media

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…

medical research

Editor-in-Chief of Country’s Top Medical Journal Resigns Over Fallout From Racist Podcast

In troubling development for the nation’s top medical journal, Dr. Howard Bauchner, chief editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association, has resigned due to his mishandling of a podcast on racism in health care. Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press has reported that the issue stems from a…

fake news

3 Out of 4 Americans Overestimate Their Ability to Spot Fake News Stories

Regardless of your political party or belief system, many people believe social media and certain “news” sources are filled with questionable takes on current events that can only be described as “fake” news. While most Americans believe they can spot these fake stories and won’t fall for what publications are…

Mississippi flag

White Police Officers in Mississippi Post Racist Picture of Them Surrounding Black Suspect with Guns and Dogs as If He Were Their Hunting Trophy

Another day, another group of police officers behaving badly — although at least this time no one has died. Four white police officers in Mississippi have sparked incredible outrage on social media after posting a picture of them surrounding a Black suspect with police dogs, resembling a big game hunting…

man on Tinder/dating app

Biden Administration Partners with Popular Dating Apps to Help Encourage Users to Get Their COVID-19 Vaccinations

Dating apps and sites like Tinder and OkCupid aren’t just tracking users’ favorite hobbies and personal likes and dislikes anymore. As more and more cities begin to open up, and as the number of vaccinated individuals increases, many people will start feeling comfortable venturing out again to make up for…