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Black Twitter's Most Memorable Moments Of 2013

Posted 12.31.2013 | Black Voices

Black Twitter is quick to take a topic and hone in on it --sparking either an afternoon of laughs or an analytical dialogue around a political issue. ...

Justine Sacco: AIDS Is No Laughing Matter

Nsenga Burton | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

This type of tomfoolery, and from a public relations executive at a media company no less, reflects more than just the ability of those who lack common sense and decency to climb the corporate ladder.

Funny, Ignorant or Racist?

PP Wong | Posted 02.26.2014 | Comedy
PP Wong

Racial bullying in the playground is easy to spot; but, grown-up racial bullying often takes the form of jokes and verbal innuendos.

Nina Davuluri's Story Is an American Story, Not an Indian One

Sandip Roy | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Sandip Roy

It's understandable we may all want to bask in her newly crowned glory, but Nina Davuluri is not Indian. She's American through and through. Born in Syracuse, raised in Oklahoma and Michigan -- this is a 100 percent American story.

Stop Making Stupid People Famous

Dan Treadway | Posted 11.16.2013 | Media
Dan Treadway

Many of us, and this is a trap I often fall into, are desperate to put ignorant comments on blast in order to feel a sort of moral superiority. Doing so never actually makes us feel better, but rather just fills us with an anger that we secretly probably love because it reaffirms our own beliefs.

Jewish Group: Twitter Turns Over Identity Of Authors Of Racist And Anti-Semitic Tweets

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

PARIS — Twitter has given French authorities information that can help identify the authors of a series of racist and anti-Semitic tweets that c...

Former GOP Leader Jokes About Trayvon Martin, 'The Poors' Of Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

A former top GOP official in South Carolina is drawing flak for a series of racist tweets he apparently fired off during the Super Bowl on Sunday nigh...

WATCH: GOP Leader Defends Controversial Trayvon Martin Tweet

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon is known for making provocative statements on Twitter, but his latest series of tweets has...

GOP Rep Blasts McCain Over 'Racist' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) drew criticism on Monday from a member of his own party when he jokingly compared Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to ...

Racist Twitter Strikes Again

Posted 12.17.2012 | Black Voices

The racially insensitive Twitter users have reared their ugly heads once again. We thought it was bad when Romney supporters spewed their hateful word...

Lithuanian Fan Convicted For Taunting Nigerian Opponents With 'Monkey Sounds,' Nazi Salute

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

A man seen flashing a racist hand signal became the first person to be convicted of a racially aggravated offense at the London Games, the Guardian re...

School Psychologist's Tweets About 'Black Thugs' Stir Up Firestorm in New Orleans

Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

A school psychologist in New Orleans is under fire for posting racially inflammatory comments online amid a debate about the school system's treatment...

Game-Winning Goal Sparks Racist Tweets

Posted 04.26.2012 | Black Voices

After the Washington Capitals' Joel Ward scored the series-clinching overtime goal against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs, pockets of T...

Brazilian Law Student Faces Jail For 'Racist' Twitter Outburst

The Telegraph | Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mayara Petruso used the social networking websites to blame people in the poverty-stricken north-east of Brazil for the victory of Dilma Rousseff, of...