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A network of tens of thousands of online volunteers is fighting hate speech on Facebook. They organise under the slogan "#IAmHere". It's 7:30 in Berlin, and Nina's alarm clock is going off. Before getting up and making breakfast for her 13-month-old daughter, who is sleeping in the next room, she reaches for her phone. Unlike many of us, Nina's not checking her emails, the news, or looking at gossip sites or posting photos. Instead, every day Nina opens up Facebook...
A bill that would ban schools and workplaces from having dress codes that forbid braids, twists and other natural hair styles has passed the California State Senate. SB 188 updates the state's anti-discrimination laws so the definition of race "also include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles." It passed on Monday in a 37-0 vote and will now go to the State Assembly. Kwame Brathwaite's powerful photos of the 'Black is Beautiful'...
Ahead of a Facebook-advertised "storming" of Area 51, Jesse Watters considered whether President Trump has been told about what goes on at the secretive military installation. If Trump is privy to top-secret information about the base, which has long been a point of discussion for conspiracy theorists who believe the facility holds government secrets about aliens and UFOs, it is surprising he hasn't told the public, Watters said on "The Five." "I am surprised Trump has not slipped up about Area 51 yet," he joked. "The...