Tag: The New York Times

NY Times Shamed Into Deleting Tone Deaf Tweet Celebrating Rapper Who Doesn’t Rap About ‘Sex, Drugs’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: David M. Benett / Getty Twitter collected the New York Times Sunday afternoon after the outlet tweeted out a profile of a young British rapper who goes by the stage name Jimothy. The profile wasn’t the problem. It was a tweet claiming.  Leading some to question whether there was anyone Black […]

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The End of Cuomo and His “Feminist” Wall of Protection

None of this was new. In October 2017, just a few weeks after The New York Times and The New Yorker published their investigations detailing decades of sexual coercion and violence at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, she was invited to deliver the keynote speech at a Women in Media conference hosted by Berkeley College. […]

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Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Cause Turmoil for Leadership of Time’s Up and the Human Rights Campaign

However, Time’s Up isn’t the only advocacy organization with members of leadership under scrutiny for their affiliation with Cuomo. As previously reported by The Root, Cuomo turned to several Black allies for support as allegations mounted this spring, with the New York Times reporting in March: As Mr. Cuomo navigates a deepening scandal over allegations […]

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Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Allegations Cause Turmoil for Leadership of Time’s Up and the Human Rights Campaign [Updated]

However, Time’s Up isn’t the only advocacy organization with members of leadership under scrutiny for their affiliation with Cuomo. As previously reported by The Root, Cuomo turned to several Black allies for support as allegations mounted this spring, with the New York Times reporting in March: As Mr. Cuomo navigates a deepening scandal over allegations […]

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Report: Toyota Working Against EV Shift

In case you missed it over the weekend, The New York Times had a report suggesting that Toyota is quietly working to slow the automotive industry’s shift to electric vehicles. Yes, that Toyota. The same one that has been praised for its development of gas-electric hybrids. The same one that uses one particular hybrid — the Prius […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot Gets a Closer Look Due to Lawsuits, NYT

The New York Times went deep over the weekend on a subject that has long been talked about in this industry — Tesla’s Autopilot and its failures. In this case, the paper of record goes in-depth and talks to people who are suing the company over crashes in which Autopilot is alleged to have failed. The Times piece asserts […]

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Sigh, I Guess We Must Talk About Hunter Biden Using the N-Word

Hunter Biden walks to Marine One on the Ellipse outside the White House May 22, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo: Brendan Smialowski (Getty Images) Unless you are a conservative, you probably haven’t even heard that the son of President Biden casually threw around the N-word like he’s Chet Hanks. Advertisement Apparently, someone got a hold […]

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The New York Times’ Culture-War Definition of Free Speech

At the end of April, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Brandi Levy, a high school cheerleader, who posted “Fuck school fuck cheer fuck softball fuck everything,” to Snapchat in 2017 and was kicked off the team for a year. “The words were superimposed over a photo showing B.L. and her […]

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Academic Tenure Is Broken. Nikole Hannah-Jones’s Case Makes That Clear.

If making it harder for marginalized scholars and approaches to become established is one potential side effect of our tenure system, protecting the privileges of older and more powerful faculty is the obvious corollary. Even if the committee charged with examining the scholar’s dossiers manages to be free of such attitudes, there is a high […]

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