Free Speech, Citizens, and Twitter, Or: How Andrew Sullivan Misses the Point

Isn’t it awkward when professional bloggers don’t understand how social media works? A few days ago, widely read conservative white-but-not-straight blogger  Andrew Sullivan railed against the new cooperation between Women Action Media and Twitter. The micro-blogging platform and the non-profit will work together to better report, track, understand, and work against cyber harassment of users, primarily women. That this harassment is …

Historical Blackness Episode on Voting Rights

On Wednesday, an episode of the great podcast TWIBPrime inspired me to write a short text about an aspect of voting rights of Black women in Oklahoma Territory based  on an essay I read on that day, too. On Wednesday, coincidentally, another must-listen podcast from the TWIB Media family, Historical Blackness with Prof. Blair Kelley, …