Wednesday’s Morning Buzz: What Black America stands to lose in the Facebook saga, rescued Boko Haram girls speak out, and more
Many of the rescued girls are now in university.
Top stories for April 11, 2018 include what Black America stands to lose amidst the Facebook controversy, what rescued Boko Haram girls have to say, and more.
Congress, Facebook and the fate of Black Americans’ personal data
Black people are prolific when it comes to social media. According to Pew Research, 70 percent of Black people are on Facebook. Think about that: seven in 10 of ALL Black-American people are posting on walls, updating profile pics and liking and unfriending all day long. Yet, there hasn’t been a peep out of any of the tech groupies and gurus about the significant impact of Facebook’s actions on the Black community.
Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here They Are Now
Four years after being kidnapped by Boko Haram, dozens of those rescued young women are featured in a New York Times interactive story. The photographs, videos, and interviews tell the story of how these young women’s lives have changed in the intervening years. Now at university, the women have had to come to terms with their unique type of “celebrity.”
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Richard Lawson says Beyonce bite story is bogus
Richard Lawson, the 71-year-old actor who is married to Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, recently revealed that the #whobitbeyonce scandal was much ado about nothing. “Listen, drop it, that’s my suggestion. Drop it, it’s just a bunch of crap,” he said in a recent interview. “I think Tiffany just took advantage of a moment [and] tried to move the needle for her own thing…There’s nothing to it.”
Tristan Thompson caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian with 2 women
Tuesday, footage was revealed by TMZ that shows Tristan Thompson very boldly cheating on Khloe Kardashian with two women back in October, when the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star was only 3 months pregnant. The surveillance video was recorded on October 7, 2017 at a hookah lounge outside Washington D.C.