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Social media’s recent embrace of #BlackLivesMatter was a long time coming

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Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th, the country has seemingly undergone a collective awakening. Not only have protests erupted across the US, but social media has become a hotbed for activism and education on systemic racism. It’s not unusual to see…


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OKCupid adds Black Lives Matter badge and profile questions about racial inequality

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On Thursday, OKCupid announced that it's rolling out a #BlackLivesMatter badge in a dozen countries. Users can obtain the badge by answering yes to the question, "Do you want to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement by adding a badge to your profile?" Since …


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BabyNames.com makes a powerful statement on Black Lives Matter

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Amid a sea of bad, performative brand statements, BabyNames.com — of all places — posted a moving statement on the recent protests and the Black Lives Matter movement.  The website posted the names of black people who've been killed, many by police, and noted…


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Nextdoor scraps Forward To Police feature, doing the bare minimum

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Amid renewed criticisms that the app facilitates racial profiling and other harmful policing issues, Nextdoor has done the bare minimum. The neighborhood-oriented social media app announced late on Thursday, June 18, that it would be pulling its controversial…


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#BlackLivesMatter saw tremendous growth on social media. Now what?

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Across the country and across the globe, a phrase boomeranged from the streets to social media and back again, over and over: Black Lives Matter.  For the 30 days since the police killing of George Floyd, the rallying cry had been mentioned more than 80 milli…


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Scrabble tournaments may soon ban slurs, because they didn't before

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In the latest instance of an organisation finally acknowledging racism is a thing they should maybe do something about, the North American Scrabble Players Association will soon vote on whether to ban slurs in tournament play. Because apparently the N-word wa…


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Gorgeous Google Doodle celebrates Marsha P. Johnson for the last day of Pride Month

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As a tumultuous Pride Month draws to a close, Google is marking it with a tribute to transgender artist, activist, and drag performer Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was a central and beloved figure in New York's gay scene from the 1960s onward, and is widely reco…


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Netflix launches Black Lives Matter collection of movies and TV shows

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The streaming giant has curated a selection of TV shows and movies that “only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America.”


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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races and properties

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NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties


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Advertisers like T-Mobile and ABC are abandoning Fox News' Tucker Carlson over his attacks on the Black Lives Matter movement

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<ul> <li>Advertisers including T-Mobile and ABC have pulled ads from Fox News' Tucker Carlson show after his comments about the Black Lives Matter movement, according to Deadline. </li> <li>Carlson has characterized Black Lives Matter protests as "riots" and …


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K-Pop Group Monsta X Voices Support for Black Lives Matter Movement During Performance at TIME100 Talks

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The message of solidarity was delivered along with the performance of two songs—“FLOW” and “Someone's Someone”—at the TIME 100 Talks


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Powerful Black Lives Matter protests draw massive crowds in their third weekend

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The protests that sprung up after the police killing of George Floyd on May 25 are now in their third weekend, and there's no sign that they're slowing down. Crowds gathered in major cities around the country (and the world) while residents in smaller localit…


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Global protests in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

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People are rallying in cities around the world in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.


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Bubba Wallace's Car to Have Black Lives Matter Decal at NASCAR Martinsville Race

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Bubba Wallace's No. 43 Chevrolet will have "#BlackLivesMatter" written on the side for Wednesday's Blue-Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500 race at Martinsville Speedway , "Compassion, Love ...


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Radar trends to watch: July 2020

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News of the past month is dominated by COVID-19 and the #BlackLivesMatter protests. I’ve considered them both “disruptions” because they’re forcing us to re-evaluate how we deal with data, health, and so many other issues. Those are disruptions I can get behi…


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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag From Its Races and Properties

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NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and properties which had been a familiar sight at stock car events for more than 70 years.


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Bad Bunny Speaks Out on Black Lives Matter Protests: ‘Living in a World Like This, None of Us Can Breathe’

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The Puerto Rican artist has been uncharacteristically silent since protests have swept the globe. Now, he provides his first statement to TIME.


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Quick Edit: Go Fair and Unlovely Go

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Not only has the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the US found support in several other countries including India, it has also sparked conversations about racism in several other contexts. How racism in India compares to racism...


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George Floyd: 10 things that have changed since his death

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10 things that have changed in the US and UK since the death of George Floyd.


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Bezos refuses to change stance on #BlackLivesMatter

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Bezos refuses to change stance on #BlackLivesMatterThe tech mogul has decided to take his support for #BlackLivesMatter a notch higher.