Solange Reviving BlackPlanet Is a Nod to OG Black Twitter
The 1999 site was futuristic for its time, birthed black Twitter, and influenced the rest of the web too.
'N*****fishing' Is the New Form of Blackface
The word describes white women who change their appearance to look black or racially ambiguous. We spoke to someone accused of this, and to the women calling her out.
How to Deep-Fry a Meme
A new tool automates the process for videos.
Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?
While Twitter has become a space where black intellectuals have to constantly face off against racists and bigots, Snapchat creates a fun and intimate community among users that's devoid of vitriol.
The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley's Quiet Racism
How tech became a civil rights battleground.
Humanity, Police Violence, and Being Black on the Internet
Social media gives black people a way to share their anger and hurt at tragedies that seem to perpetually thrown upon us, even as it also gives strangers a way to attack us.