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Halle Berry has pulled out of a transgender role after she faced an online backlash. The 53-year-old star has said sorry for considering a trans character part, and admitted she now believes “the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories.” A statement posted on her Twitter account read: “Over the…

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Chrissy Teigen can’t fathom why some social media users find the truth “so hard to understand”. The 34-year-old model has hit out at conspiracy theorists on Twitter, saying she can’t understand why people question the authenticity of the photographs she posts online. In response to one conspiracy theorist, Teigen wrote on the micro-blogging platform: “It’s…

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Rihanna‘s foundation has donated more than $15 million to mental health services. The 32-year-old singer has pledged the huge sum from her The Clara Lionel Foundation in collaboration with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey‘s #StartSmall initiative, amid the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from Rihanna’s foundation reads: “Racial injustices perpetrated by systems built to keep people safe…

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Jack Dorsey has donated $3 million to Colin Kaepernick‘s Know Your Rights campaign. The Twitter CEO has pledged the huge sum to a new fund called Start Small, and the money will go towards the NFL quarterback’s campaign to “advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate…

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Candi Castleberry-Singleton is the vice president of diversity partnership strategy and engagement at Twitter. As an experienced diversity and inclusion leader, she created The Bolt-On to Built-In Model™ featured in her chapter of the book Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference. She has developed successful strategies and initiatives in technology, telecommunications…

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Twitter is planning to remove content that promotes misinformation about the global COVID-19 pandemic. The micro-blogging platform fears that ill-informed tweets could lead to people accidentally putting themselves in danger of contracting the virus. In a post on its website, Twitter explained: “We will enforce this in close coordination with trusted partners, including public health…

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On March 17, Oprah became the top trending topic after an article emerged about an alleged criminal act. The article claimed that Oprah was arrested after her home in Boca Raton, Florida was raided. It also claimed that police found young girls in her home who were being used in a sex trafficking ring. Tom…

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Twitter is testing a new feature to give users more freedom. The social media platform has announced “fleets” — similar to vanishing posts on sites like Instagram and Snapchat — to allow people to post thoughts they may not want to share in a more “permanent and performative” way. In a series of tweets, Twitter’s…

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Terry Crews apologized to Gabriel Union for defending “America’s Got Talent. Union and Crews have been at the center of a media firestorm following Union’s termination from the popular talent show. Union attributed her termination to a toxic work environment that included racism and sexism. Following Union’s claims, Crews told the “Today Show” that he…

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On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, Google released a new video ahead of Black History Month highlighting phenomenal African Americans who have made noteworthy accomplishments. The concept behind the video is to bring awareness to some of “the most searched” history makers and moments that have captured the attention of the world. It opens with “the…

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Cardi B wants to become a politician. The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker logged on to her Twitter account to share her political aspirations with her 8.8 million followers admitting that she thinks her future will take her into politics, however, she was quick to point out that she is not a supporter of President Donald Trump or his…

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Lizzo has announced she’s taking a break from Twitter after being targeted by trolls. The “Truth Hurts” hitmaker took to the micro-blogging site on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, to let her fans know she will be logging off for a while because she can’t take it anymore. She told her 1.42 million followers: “Yeah I…

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  The White House’s attack on Iran shocked people around the world. On Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, U.S. airstrikes, reportedly ordered by the United States president, killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani at Baghdad International Airport. After news broke late Thursday night, Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, promised “harsh vengeance.” The attack led many people to…

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Lil Nas X explains how he deals with hateful comments. The “Old Town Road” hitmaker rocketed to fame when he released the hit track featuring Billy Ray Cyrus earlier this year and has said that while he “likes to pretend” that negative comments don’t impact him, he often finds himself thinking about them. In a candid message…

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