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NYT: Twitter’s Ban on ‘Misgendering’ Transgender People ‘Promotes Free Speech’

The New York Times published an article by Media Matters editor-at-large Parker Molloy, Thursday, claiming Twitter’s new decision to ban users who “misgender” transgender people “promotes free speech.” In the article, titled “How Twitter’s Ban on ‘Deadnaming’ Promotes Free Speech,” Molloy declared, “As a transgender woman, I find it degrading to be constantly reminded that […]

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Watch – Black Conservatives to McConnell: ‘You Have the Power’ to Pass Criminal Justice Reform

Black conservatives spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill lobbying lawmakers to support the First Step Act, legislation that, according to its supporters, would change federal law to focus less on punishment and more on rehabilitation for prisoners who were given harsh sentences based on mandates likes the “three strikes” law. In a video, they sent a message […]

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Watch: Black Conservatives Lobby Capitol Hill to Support Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

A group of black conservatives spent Wednesday lobbying senators to support the First Step Act, a bill that, according to advocates, would revise federal law, including banning shackling of pregnant or postpartum women, putting in place a credit system to reduce prison time, and increase training programs to facilitate successful reentry into civil society. “The […]

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Starbucks Will Block Porn Websites on Store WiFi

Starbucks is set to block customers from being able to watch pornography on the WiFi provided in its coffee stores next year, following a campaign from anti-Internet porn organization Enough is Enough. According to Business Insider, Starbucks “plans to introduce a new tool meant to prevent customers from viewing pornography or other explicit content in […]

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Kevin Hart Defends Son’s ‘Cowboys & Indians’ Birthday Party: Backlash ‘Shows How Stupid Our World Is Becoming’

Actor-comedian Kevin Hart went after critics of his son’s Cowboys & Indians-themed birthday party in a new interview, describing the controversy as “dumb sh*t.” TMZ reports that on his SiriusXM radio show “Straight from the Hart,” Kevin Hart described hearing about the backlash to his children’s party theme from his wife Eniko, and mocked how […]

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Blacklisted Feminist: Saying Men Aren’t Women Used to Be ‘Banal,’ Today It’s ‘Heresy’

Meghan Murphy, a prominent feminist who was recently banned from Twitter for stating that men aren’t women, wrote an article for Quillette on Wednesday explaining how formerly “banal” facts have become “heresy — akin to terrorist speech.” Murphy, who accused Twitter of “censoring basic facts and silencing people,” was permanently suspended from the social network last […]