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Facebook condemned for hosting neo-Nazi network with UK links

Tech giant criticised for failing to act after being told two years ago about extremist activity on its platformA white supremacist network with more than 80,000 followers and links to the UK far right, including a student charged with terrorist offences, is being hosted by Facebook and Instagram, putting the world’s largest social media company under fresh pressure to tackle extremism.The network, which includes more than 40 neo-Nazi sites, offers merchandise including NaziSS symbols and sticke...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Social Media, UK News, World news, Ukraine, Digital Media, Wisconsin, The far right, Nazi

'We have lost a limb': Azu Nwagbogu, the visionary curator bringing African art home

From helping photographers capture the Nigerian protests to exhibiting during a pandemic, the director of LagosPhoto festival has had his work cut out. Now he wants to fight ‘afro-pessimism’ and the posturing around Black Lives MatterWhen I first spoke to Azu Nwagbogu, the recent protests against police brutality in his native Nigeria had just entered their second week. The curator was upbeat, describing them as “an incredible awakening”. A week later, when we made contact again, he sounded more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Nigeria, Africa, Race, Society, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Festivals, Identity politics, Exhibitions, Lagos, Lekki, Azu Nwagbogu

Zanele Muholi's queer South Africa: 'I do not dare shoot at night. It is not safe'

The non-binary photographer chronicles the harsh realities of life for LGBTQ+ people in a hostile country. Ahead of a major Tate show, the artist reveals why ‘just existing is political’Amid the plethora of essays in the catalogue for Zanele Muholi’s forthcoming retrospective at Tate Modern, there is a moving testimony by Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian. Entitled I Am Not a Victim but a Victor, it recounts how, on an evening in February 2010, she and a friend were accosted by an armed st...
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Activism, Protest, Africa, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Sexuality, LGBT rights

Nabil Ayers: Music , Writing, and A Time for Change

I’m excited to share my conversation with my dear friend Nabil Ayers. He’s a multi-talented hyphenate who opened one of Seattle’s iconic record stores, Sonic Boom at age 25. As both an executive and an artist who began his career as a musician Ayers has performed on several albums on both independent and major labels. Today, Nabil is the US General Manager of Beggars Group label 4AD where he has run campaigns for The National (GRAMMY award winner in 2018), Big Thief (GRAMMY award nominee in 2020...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Music, Writing, Race, US, Risk, Music Industry, Passion, Creativity, St Vincent, Seattle, Gq, Ayers, Nabil, Doolittle

Four queer women defying the snow: Mikael Owunna's best photograph

‘Snow evokes the west, Europe, the far north – places that have historically been hostile to black people. So this is like an assertion: we’re going to take this place for ourselves’I shot this in Brooklyn in 2017. For four years, I had been working on a series about LGBTQ African immigrants in 10 countries, across North America, Europe and the Caribbean, but I had no group shots. I started thinking about how we interact with each other for support. I wanted to capture that.I already knew Mai’Ya...
Tags: Photography, New York, Africa, Race, Society, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Migration, Sexuality, LGBT rights, Identity politics, Caribbean, Badu, North America Europe, Amadi

Facebook and Instagram ban antisemitic conspiracy theories and blackface

Decision comes after criticism of slow response to Wiley’s antisemitic posts Conspiracy theories about Jewish people “controlling the world” are to be explicitly banned from Facebook and Instagram for the first time, after the company announced an update to its content policies on Tuesday.The ban on “certain kinds of implicit hate speech” would also include content depicting blackface, Facebook’s vice-president of integrity, Guy Rosen, said. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Wiley, Antisemitism, Guy Rosen

Man builds guitars using wood from a lynching tree

Freeman Vines is a luthier in Fountain, North Carolina. For half a century, he's crafted beautiful guitars from wood taken from a tree used to lynch Black people. Vines deeply moving work is the subject of a new photography book, Hanging Tree Guitars, with tintype images by Timothy Duffy and essays by Zoe Van Buren and Lonnie Holle. Duffy is the co-founder of North Carolina's Music Maker Relief Foundation, "founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the mu...
Tags: Art, Photography, Video, Music, News, Race, Racism, North Carolina, Guitars, Freeman, Timothy Duffy, Lynchings, Freeman Vines, Fountain North Carolina, Zoe Van Buren, Lonnie Holle Duffy

Facebook boycott grows as US activists urge European firms to act

Growing number of companies withdraw advertising over failure to deal with hate and misinformationAn unprecedented boycott of Facebook is moving across the Atlantic, as the coalition of activist groups behind the Stop Hate for Profit campaign have called on companies in the UK and Europe to join in the action.The campaign has already gained the support of more than a thousand brands in the US, including Coca-Cola, Unilever and Ford, some of which have extended their boycotts globally. Now, the c...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Europe, UK, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Advertising, US, Social Media, Atlantic, Digital Media, Ford, Vaccines and immunisation, Hate Crime, Antisemitism

'I cannot be silent': exposing the racial pay gap among influencers

The disparity between the fees paid to black influencers and their white counterparts has come under scrutiny after a group of campaigners spoke outAt the start of the pandemic, Vanity Fair asked whether the influencer era was over because people were tired of glossy, edited lives on social media and wanted something more “real”. Instead, it seems the world of influencers is adapting to reflect changes in the rest of the world. In recent weeks, the focus has been the shocking pay disparity betwe...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Race, Social Media, Life and style, Digital Media, Vanity Fair, Fohr, Valerie Eguavoen

Facebook to investigate claims its algorithms are discriminatory

‘Equity and inclusion’ teams to be assess Facebook and Instagram algorithms for biasFacebook is launching an investigation into whether its algorithms discriminate against minority ethnic groups, after internal protests forced the company to reassess the possibility that its machine learning systems could have picked up on real-world bias.The company’s new “equity and inclusion” teams will be tasked with assessing the algorithms that govern Instagram and Facebook and making sure they are not bia...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, World news

Can consumer brands survive boycotting Facebook?

Over 500 companies, well-known consumer brands among them, have announced that they will not advertise on Facebook-owned media properties until the company curbs hate speech on its platform. Facebook is likely to sustain minimal damages at the hands of the #StopHateForProfit movement, because the lion's share of potential participants depend on the platform for business, and it isn't mutual. Even if all 100 of Facebook's top ad buyers were to suddenly freeze their campaigns and participate i...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Instagram, Activism, Race, Advertising, Cnn, Innovation, Naacp, Levi Strauss, Levi, Zuckerberg, Trump, Gonzalez

Ben & Jerry's joins Facebook advertising boycott over racism

Ice-cream maker will suspend paid ads on Facebook and Instagram in US over inaction on hate speechBen & Jerry’s has become the latest business to join a growing number pulling advertising from Facebook over the platform’s failure to do more to remove hate speech.The ice-cream maker, which is owned by the Anglo-Dutch group Unilever, will pause all paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram in the US. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Race, Advertising, US, Unilever, World news, US news, Ben, Jerry

Black Lives Matter - a photographer's view from the London protests

Photographer Henry J Kamara writes about his experience photographing the Black Lives Matter protest in London last weekend Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Race, UK News, Black Lives Matter Movement, George Floyd, Henry J Kamara

Minneapolis protests escalate over George Floyd killing – in pictures

Minneapolis was rocked by a third night of protests on Thursday over the death of George Floyd, as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and fires erupted around the city, including at a police precinct Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Race, World news, US news, Culture, Art and design, US policing, George Floyd

'You lot can’t rattle me': John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd death

The Star Wars actor expanded on his defiance of racist social media users in an Instagram Live videoJohn Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for his hard-hitting tone and use of an expletive. Continue reading...
Tags: Star Wars, Technology, Media, Instagram, Celebrity, Minneapolis, Film, Race, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Digital Media, John Boyega, Boyega, Science fiction and fantasy films

Smile-ing Boys Project – in pictures

Kay Rufai’s portraits of smiling black boys from south London came out of an initiative that investigated the lack of mental health provisions for black teenagers. The photographs will be on display at Brixton VillagePhotographs of black teenagers that stare prejudice in the face Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, London, Education, Race, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Schools, Young People, Brixton, Kay Rufai

Freedom Ride 1965: protesters challenge ban on Aboriginal people at Moree pool – in pictures

In February 1965 Charles Perkins led a group of university students on a bus trip around rural NSW to challenge racism wherever they saw it. They visited a number of towns, including Walgett, where Aboriginal ex-servicemen were denied membership to the local RSL, and Moree, where Aboriginal people were banned from swimming in the local pool. Their protests gained national media attention and Perkins was thrust into the spotlight, becoming a towering figure for the Indigenous community Continue r...
Tags: Photography, Race, Society, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, New South Wales, Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Australians, Perkins, RSL, Moree, Rural Australia, Walgett, Charles Perkins

School apologizes for promo photo manipulated to darken students' skin for "diversity"

Art school Émile Cohl in Lyon, France formally apologized after students noticed that a group photo on the school's United States promotional web site had been manipulated to make several of the people appear to have dark skin. The manipulated photo is at the very top of this post. Below it is another image, without the alterations, from the same series of snapshots. From The Guardian: Antoine Rivière, the college director, told L’Express he was only made aware of the altered photo when h...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Education, Race, US, United States, Photographs, Lyon France, L'Express, Emile Cohl, Pixels Of Color, Antoine Rivière

N-word dropping adult film star Bruno Bernal says he loves black guys, just not “black ghetto people”

Let it be known that adult film star Bruno Bernal is racist trash. But don't take our words for it. Take his.
Tags: Instagram, Life, Race, Lifestyle, Racism, Racist, Trash, Ad Friendly, Queerty, White Trash, Bruno Bernal

To CGI or Not to CGI? The Debate Over Virtual Influencers

The rise of virtual influencers has sparked a debate over authenticity and intent, issues that may impact brands who partner with them. In simpler times, back in 2010, Hatsune Miku, a Japanese hologram, gave her first concert in Tokyo. The CGI pop star was ‘hired’ a year later by Japanese automaker Toyota to pitch the Corolla brand—not in Japan but in the U.S., where virtual concerts starring the blue-haired singer were staged in San Francisco and New York. The integrated campaign for Cor...
Tags: Fashion, Japan, New York, Instagram, Entertainment, Rihanna, Race, Uncategorized, Advertising, Digital, San Francisco, Social Media, Social Marketing, World, Beauty, Cultural Appropriation

Snapchat, Instagram Pull Giphy Integration After Users Find Extremely Racist GIF

Facebook subsidiary Instagram and stumbling competitor Snapchat have both disabled GIF-embedding service Giphy after an extremely racist image began spreading on the platform, TechCrunch reported.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Science, Instagram, Race, Snapchat, Racism, Giphy

The Six Day Berlin Bike Race at Velodrom

Sponsored Lycra, lights, DJs, sweat and slings. This could be another night at Berghain, but instead we find ourselves at the Velodrom at the 107th Six Day Berlin race– the world’s oldest six-day bike race- thanks to the kind invitation of GASAG who is one of the sponsors of the event. Do you want to experience it as well? We have tickets for you to win! Berlin is a city of bikers. We use bikes to get around town and to work more so than most people in other large cities. And, most of us hav...
Tags: Photos, Fashion, Berlin, Race, Events, Sport, Bicycle, Bike, Berghain, Kotti, Gasag, Velodrom, Roger Kluge, Theo Reinhardt

Being cisgender, white, and gay is no longer enough to make a guy interesting

This is sure to ruffle a few (predominantly white) feathers.
Tags: Photos, Instagram, Life, Race, Lifestyle, Diversity, Discrimination, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Inclusivity, Cisgender, Hoscos, Sexual Racism

Did NFL Player Isaiah Crowell Post an Image of a Police Officer Being Killed?

The Cleveland Browns running back posted the artist's rendering to Instagram in July 2016; but he quickly deleted it and has repeatedly apologized, to the satisfaction of local police.
Tags: News, Instagram, Protest, Race, Sports, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Police Brutality, Fact Check, Isaiah Crowell

Inspiring ‘Glitterboy’ photo project challenges notions of black masculinity and sexuality

"I wanted to shift culture with my work," Quil Lemon says. "I wanted to change the way people view things."
Tags: Photos, Photography, Gender, Race, Lifestyle, Sexuality, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Slideshows, Goods, Glitterboy, Quil Lemon

LeVar Burton: Hustle, Self Talk, and a little Perseverance

LeVar Burton was cast in the groundbreaking role of Kunta Kinte in the landmark television series Roots, at age 19, landing him on the cover of Time Magazine. You will also know him as Geordi La Forge in the iconic “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series and films, but it’s his role as host and executive producer of the PBS children series “Reading Rainbow” that he’s most proud of. In this episode, we dive into LeVar’s meteoric rise as a young actor to lessons learned of the last 40 y...
Tags: Videos, Business, Photography, Podcast, Education, Race, Inspiration, America, Star Trek, People, Industry, Guest Post, Acting, Pbs, Literacy, Roots

See the Faces of the Black Lives Matter Protests

A look at the movement through social media
Tags: Photos, Race, Uncategorized, Protests, Tragedy, Black Lives Matter

Drone's eye view photos reveal the racism of South African neighbourhoods

Johnny Miller is a Cape Town-based photographer who uses drones to capture aerial views of neighbourhoods and cities that reveal the deep, racial inequalities in architecture and city planning between black and white populations. (more…)
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Race, South Africa, Drones, Cape Town, Urban Planning, Johnny Miller, Picks

Why Won’t Rachel Dolezal Sit Her Non Black Ass Down?

Y’all. I’m so mad that Rachel Dolezal managed to take her 15 minutes of infamy and stretch it into whatever the hell is going on right now. I have been pretty good about not paying attention to her but this GOOFASS woman just won’t go occupy the stadium of seats she should have. Back in June of last year, I wrote About Rachel Dolezal the Undercover Sista and Performing Blackness. I sorta kinda expected that she’d be a roach but gahtdamb I’m still annoyed that she has managed to stick around. Of ...
Tags: Pinterest, Instagram, Race, Culture, Humor, Kim, Naacp, Columbus, Black, Rachel Dolezal, Blackness, Spokane, Rachel, Jasmine, Langston, Mufasa

See Amazing Scenes From a 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race

Alaska's long-distance Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race takes teams on a nearly 1,000-mile journey through the state's wilderness
Tags: Photography, Dogs, Race, Uncategorized, Alaska, Trail, Iditarod, 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Sled Dog, Sleddog

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