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News

PoC News Around the World

It’s less than two weeks into 2015, and already the year is too much. Let’s look at the news.

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Perspectives

Why I’m Not Blue

I see a lot of “light it up blue” stuff being posted around the ‘net today. It makes me sad, really. See, the “Light It Up Blue” campaign is a project of Autism Speaks. Their name is ironic, considering they do not have any Autistics on their board, and one Autistic on ONE advisory committee.

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Technology

A Brief History of Internet Activism

The protests in Egypt and Tunisia have shone a spotlight on Facebook and Twitter as vehicles for democratic revolt, particularly the nuts and bolts work of getting the word out, organizing, and presenting a united front to the Egyptian government. Stateside, we’ve seen Tiger BeatDown’s Sady Doyle organize two Twitter hashtag protests in the last […]

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Pop Culture

Who are the Civil Rights Activists of Today?

When we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, it’s tempting (particularly for the privileged, who don’t deal with the prejudice people of color face on a daily basis) to forget that true equality is still a goal to be striven for. But, as long as the college graduation rate of African American students is significantly […]