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Friday, July 17, 2015

WHY BLACK TWITTER IS BIGGER THAN ANY ONE STORY

Feeling Rebloggy
From July 16, 2015



"For the past 18 hours, many Twitter feeds have flooded with people who are feverishly trying to get #SandraBland to trend nationally. The hashtag was created to raise the public profile of an Illinois woman who was arrested in Texas during a routine traffic stop on July 10th, then found dead in a jail cell three days later. In the time it's taken for that effort to gain traction, her photo has circulated; a recent, informal video of her calling for citizens to record police misconduct has gained viewers; and people are tweeting at their most respected journalists, wondering when to expect their Sandra Bland reporting...."

The Los Angeles Times has hired a new Black Twitter reporter. His name is Dexter Thomas.

~ Rolling Stone Magazine


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http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/black-twitter-contains-multitudes-20150716