Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

WHEN #BLACKTWITTER ATTACKS

Much like the public protest of the Civil Rights Era, Black Twitter can be a rallying force that can shut down Juror B37’s proposed book deal in a matter of hours or initiate the career suicide of suspected racists (we see you, #PaulaDeen). But for all its potential for good, Black Twitter has a tendency for having no chill whatsoever. When footage of the #Sharkeisha assault or #MyGirlfriendNotAllowedTo becomes the butt of a “joke” it reflects the true dangers of Black Twitter, where violent behavior is not only condoned but promoted for the sake of being a trending topic. This panel will discuss the dark side of Black Twitter and the social responsibility of its members.

Presenters

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Anslem Rocque

Managing Editor

Moguldom Media Group





David Dennis

Consultant

Moguldom Media Group

Jamilah Lemieux

Consultant

Ebony

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Janee Bolden

Consultant

Bossip

Janeé Bolden is the Senior Editor of popular entertainment and culture website Bossip.com. A graduate of NYU’s prestigious Creative Writing Program, Janeé holds an MFA in Fiction Writing. Before joining the Bossip.com staff, Janeé served as a contributing writer for XXL Magazine, The Source and Vibe.com.

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