Thursday, August 5, 2021

Jason Parham

A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part III

Joy and pain, harmony and discord, organization and chaos—there’s no single way to define Black Twitter’s complex, ongoing legacy.By the end of the Obama era, Black Twitter seemed like a fully realized world, with its own codes and customs....

A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part II

No longer just an online movement, Black Twitter takes to the streets—and finds its voice.Following the death of Trayvon Martin, Black Twitter launched an online campaign in support of Martin and his family. As outcry swelled, George Zimmerman, the...

A People’s History of Black Twitter, Part I

From #UKnowUrBlackWhen to #BlackLivesMatter, how a loose online network became a pop culture juggernaut, an engine of social justice, and a lens into the future.Near the end of 2009, during the twilight months of a decade that saw the...

Zeus Network’s Niche as a Streaming Service? Raw Drama

B-list reality stars. Sex workers. A shirtless cooking show. Programming on the renegade platform finds comfort among the uncomfortable.The first dance rehearsal on Joseline’s Cabaret occurs in episode 4, and it is an all-out disaster. Up until this point...

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