2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16


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.



Anslem Rocque

Managing Editor

Moguldom Media Group

David Dennis


Moguldom Media Group

Jamilah Lemieux




Janee Bolden



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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