The bright spots in the dark era of Trump Twitter: political parody accounts

April 30, 2017

… a few weeks after Trump won the election, as things on Twitter got more and more surreal. “I think he’s failed to recognize, or worse doesn’t care, that his words matter,” Barry said. “I became almost numb due to the Twitter assault that seemed to attack first amendment rights and lack of civility in his tone,” he went on, identifying the president’s Twitter beef with the cast of Hamilton as one of the events that drove him to create the account. …

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Yes, pregnant women can do amazing things. Get over it.

April 28, 2017

… greatest of all time, but winning the Australian Open would have been a huge accomplishment by any measure whether she was pregnant or not. Same goes for superstar human rights lawyers and superhuman entertainers. But the thing all these women have in common is that they are just doing their jobs. Newsflash: Pregnant women do that all day, every day all across the world. Its not especially mind-blowing to learn that we can do things while carrying a child (or children, in Beyonce and …

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This video-streaming service is trumping Netflix and Amazon Prime in India

April 21, 2017

… Image: HOTSTAR SCREENGRAB Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, however, have given sports programming a total miss and they might live to regret that. Last September, Amazon was reportedly bidding for the digital rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL), an insanely popular cricket league that crossed 100 million viewers on Hotstar, but the Seattle-based company lost out on that. At the launch of Prime Video in India last December, a top Amazon official told Mashable, We know that India is a …

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Hillary Clinton blasts Trump on LGBT rights

April 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that President Donald Trump could roll back progress on LGBT rights. “We may not ever be able to count on this administration to lead on LGBT issues,” Clinton said in a speech in New York. Clinton was addressing a fundraising dinner for The Center, an LGBT community organization, where she received an award and thanked members of the audience for supporting her unsuccessful 2016 presidential bid. But she told those gathered there to …

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Celebs warned by FTC to label their sponsored Instagram posts

April 20, 2017

… “educate” recipients. The announcement cites a complaint filed by consumer rights group Public Citizen as the impetus for the letters. The agency declined to name names in its announcement, but the complaint lists examples of alleged violations from Rihanna, One Direction, A$AP Rocky, Anne Hathaway, Emily Ratajkowski, and Steph Curry, among many others. The FTC said it reviewed each of those posts but didn’t necessarily check if they were actually paid advertisements. This …

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Netflix expects to hit 100 million subscribers this weekend

April 19, 2017

… Netflix now competes with Amazons Prime Video, as well as streaming services from cable network giants. Amazon expanded Prime Video to over 200 regions last year. The company has been aggressively securing rights for content to beef up its catalog. But this doesnt necessarily worry Netflixs co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. Giving HBO as an example, Hastings said even as Netflix has grown, HBO hasnt seen a decline in its paying userbase. “Im not sure what (Amazon does) will really affect …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Amazon won NFL Thursday Night Football rights, so what’s next for Twitter?

April 6, 2017

Image: kenneth k. lamb/baltimore sun/tns via getty images  Twitter shook the tech press (some of its most loyal users and followers) last year when it announced it had purchased the digital streaming rights beating out Facebook, Amazon, and Yahoo for 10 games of NFL Thursday Night Football games. SEE ALSO: Soon you can watch NFL games on Amazon Prime The general reaction at the time could be summed up as: “Really… Twitter?” The platform for sharing news articles, funny …

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What Really Happens At Chinas Biggest Annual Political Gathering

March 14, 2017

… importance of regarding Xi as the of the partys leadership. China Daily China Daily Information Corp – CDIC / Reuters rights for fetuses and a Trump-Xi meeting As the Two Sessions nears its end, here are some notable developments. The NPC is a new civil code for China that will codify certain rights and responsibilities for citizens. Although the new law is, as reported by , light on individual rights reforms, it may for the first time in China, grant certain rights to unborn …

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ACLU Launches Massive Local Resistance To Trump’s Agenda

March 14, 2017

… Huffington Post. Well do the work in the courts. You do the work in the streets, . We can put pressure on elected officials through town halls, lobbying, direct actions, through protests in support of the values we believe in. To defend immigrant, LGBTQ, reproductive, civil rights and more, the group is looking to engage people in activism specifically in their communities. Were urging people to think about resisting Trump through local law enforcement and city officials, Shakir told …

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Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort’s daughter

March 11, 2017

Kiev, Ukraine (CNN)A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kiev in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort’s daughters, saying the texts point to possible influence Manafort had with Ukraine’s president during that period. “You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly,” Andrea Manafort allegedly wrote of her father in March 2015 in an …

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Empire State Building Shines Pink In Solidarity As Women March Below

March 9, 2017

… The lights atop the Empire State Building change colors for various events whenorganizations file a tower lighting request. In the past, it has been illuminated in different hues as a memorial, to celebrate presidential victories or to honor religious holidays. And when the bright color flashed on during sunset, womens rights activists on the ground welcomed the show of solidarity. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsClicksIT Create Lifetime Account CliksIt works …

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Beyonc voices her support for trans youth after Trump rescinds bathroom rules

February 25, 2017

… is one of many celebrities who’ve made public displays of support for trans youths following Wednesday’s decision. Yr president bragged about sexual assault & now is in the White House & yet u r scared about trans girls who just want 2 go 2 the bathroom? Rowan Blanchard (@RowanBlanchard) February 24, 2017 How insecure do you have to be to somehow feel threatened by trans people? How heartless do you have to be to take away their rights? Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) …

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You can now ‘sponsor’ Olympians on GoFundMe with new Special Olympics partnership

February 17, 2017

… jumping off point toward advocating for people with intellectual disabilities in health, education and employment. “The right to play on any playing field, you have earned it.” Many people credit Kennedy Shriver with laying the foundation for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act two important pieces of legislation that advanced the rights of people with disabilities. “You are the stars and the world is watching you,” …

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Tax tips you’ll need as your career advances

February 16, 2017

… just that the amount you put into it automatically resets to the minimum. If your previous employer had a retirement savings plan, stock purchase plan or other employee benefits plan, make sure you understand what is required when you leave the company. Employers may require you to transfer funds out to your own savings plan or allow you to stay in the current plan. Understand your rights and obligations under the plan, as each one has its own complexities and requirements. You’ll want to …

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Dear White, Christian Trump Supporters: We Need To Talk

February 16, 2017

… Id say, sure, lets agree to disagree. The stakes are pretty low. But if were talking about the rights of people to access housing, clean water and air, and healthy food or the possibility of a nuclear arms race or discrimination written into law or women losing basic life-saving health screenings, or young black men being incarcerated disproportionately, or Native peoples having their sacred sites desecrated and their water poisoned, or Muslim people being targeted for their faith, then the …

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You can watch soccer live on Facebook starting this weekend

February 14, 2017

… users liking Facebook Pages) sport on the platform, and it paves the way for more sports games to be broadcast. Live sports has been one of the most difficult industries for rights since the leagues have longstanding deals with television networks. “Now Facebook represents the next wave of TV.” “Now Facebook represents the next wave of TV and, given its scale, they are an ideal partner to distribute our Liga MX matches in English,” said Tonia OConnor, chief commercial …

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George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, because that’s so hot right now

February 10, 2017

… did some voice work for South Park in 1997, and the accomplished human rights attorney are already parents to some exceptionally cute rescue pups. BONUS: MamaBreast is a realistic breast-feeding device that can help new parents everywhere More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVideoPal Video Pal is a revolutionary new app that gets you more leads, sales and profits on autopilot!Instamate Lite Edition 2017 Remember, Instamate is the first and ONLY tool in the world to: 1. Post …

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CNN 10 – February 8, 2017

February 8, 2017

… before. They’ve been focused on the ongoing international disagreements over territory in the South China Sea. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This is the South China Sea, and this may not look like much. But these small, sparsely populated islands and reefs are at a center of a heated international dispute over land and water rights involving China, the United States and much of Southeast Asia. Nearly third of the world’s trade passes through …

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You’ll want to have these 10 apps on hand next time you protest

February 4, 2017

… Download it: iOS and Android 9. Battery Doctor What it does: This meter predicts how much battery you have left on your phone, and also tracks how apps are sapping your device’s precious energy. When you’ll want it: When you’ve exhausted your portable charger and you might need to resort to clearing apps to make your battery life last longer. Download it: Android 10. Know Your rights Image: Know Your rights What it does: This app informs you of your Constitutional …

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New Twitter bot helps users celebrate black culture this Black History Month

February 2, 2017

… #ForTheCulture. SEE ALSO: Bold, black and brilliant: Unsung heroes of the Civil rights Movement “We recognize the incredible impact of black people and culture on our platform every day, so we wanted to contribute to that conversation in a meaningful way during Black History Month through this bot,” Shelby Williams, a member of Blackbirds and a brand planner on Twitters Brand Strategy Team, told Mashable. Users can DM @Blackbirds and access the feature throughout the month of …

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Hundreds March On Chuck Schumers House Demanding He Resist Trumps Agenda

February 1, 2017

… world, a world in which everybodys needs are taken into consideration, Andoh said. And it seems like those very basic rights are being trampled as we speak. Its going to get pretty ugly I know that for sure, Andoh said. But were in for the long ride. Adam Goldberg/HuffPost The protest was part of #ResistTrumpTuesdays, a series of events planned for every Tuesday during Trumps first 100 days. The actions are led by progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org, community activist group Resist Trump …

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