Black Futures Co-Creators to Guest-Curate Facebook App’s Lift Black Voices Section

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, co-authors of visual anthology Black Futures, will become the first-ever guest curators of the Lift Black Voices section in its flagship mobile applications. Starting Monday and lasting for three weeks, they will personally select collections of dialogues, essays and other content on the themes of joy, justice, memory and legacy,... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2021-01-11 18:55:42 UTC ]
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Stage anthology 21 Black Futures asks: What is the future of Blackness?

21 Black Futures, a new stage anthology by CBC and Toronto's Obisidan Theatre Company, brings together 63 Black artists from across the country to answer the question "What is the future of Blackness?" Its creation also directly addresses, and... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-02-16 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn't about Black pain. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-01-07 11:30:00 UTC ]
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‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook’s commitment to original programming

Facebook wants shows, and publishers are happy to comply -- but question whether this is just another short-term "product test" for the company. The post ‘Facebook is only half in’: Creators doubt Facebook’s commitment to original programming appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook to Help Mobile Apps Auction Off Their Ads Using Facebook Data

For years Facebook has considered itself a mobile-first company, so it's perhaps not surprising that the company's first attempt to automate the sale of ads running outside of Facebook will be limited to mobile.Mobile app publishers can now sell their in-app display and video ad inventory... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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WhatsApp: Facebook-owned app goes to court over India privacy rules

WhatsApp says India's new digital media rules will violate the privacy of its users. Continue reading at BBC World

[ BBC World | 2021-05-26 10:59:05 UTC ]
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Black Sands Publishing Launches Digital Comics App

The new Black Sands Publishing digital comics app is the latest move by a Black-owned publishing venture that has used social media and crowdfunding platforms to sell its books and to raise more than $1 million over the last year to fund its plans for growth. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Black comic book creators with 5 ways of seeing this inclusive superhero moment

Black superheroes are popular onscreen thanks to the work of Black creators of comic book characters and stories that anticipated this racial reckoning moment. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-29 12:00:48 UTC ]
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400 years of the African American experience, told by a ‘choir’ of Black voices

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain gather activists and scholars to write a group history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Brinkhurst-Cuff curates Black Joy collection for Penguin

Penguin Books is releasing Black Joy for young adult readers, a collection of writing on race and belonging curated by gal-dem editor-in-chief Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-21 06:53:18 UTC ]
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Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham on Social Media, Black Futurity, and the Archive

Writers Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have edited and brought forth to the world Black Futures, a visually-stunning mixed-media anthology that threads together different facets of Black culture and thought by some of today’s most esteemed poets, artists, academics, and creatives. At its heart,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-11 09:49:52 UTC ]
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Evaristo curates new series Black Britain: Writing Back for Hamish Hamilton

Bernardine Evaristo is curating a new series of lost or hard-to-find books, now rediscovered, by black writers who wrote about black Britain and the diaspora across the last century.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-28 09:32:56 UTC ]
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Angry Robot extends Black Voices Matter open submissions window

Independent publisher Angry Robot Books has extended indefinitely its open submission window for sci-fi and fantasy novels by black authors, following a positive response to the initiative.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 03:52:28 UTC ]
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We need to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices

Using terms such as BAME and PoC makes it harder to call out the lack of support and erasure of Black British voices (often working class and male) from festivals, prizes, agencies and organisations set up by non-Black PoC in the name of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Facebook Reaches Deal With Wall Street Journal Publisher, Others for News Section

News Corp has reached a deal to let Facebook Inc. feature headlines from The Wall Street Journal and other Dow Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-10-21 14:49:53 UTC ]
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Facebook Watch Updates Its Initiative of Partnering Publishers With Creators

Facebook provided an update on an initiative it is testing, in which it partnered up digital publishers with creators and public figures with established communities on the social network to create exclusive video content for its Facebook Watch video destination. The test began in the U.S.... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-10-15 16:45:31 UTC ]
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Facebook stops apps being pre-installed on Huawei phones

The block on pre-installed apps on Huawei smartphones will also apply to Instagram and Whatsapp. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2019-06-07 11:40:07 UTC ]
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Northland Kiwi voice artist for Netflix, Facebook wins big at London awards

The British accent you hear on Netflix or Facebook could well be voiced by an award-winning Kiwi from Northland. Continue reading at Stuff

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Facebook leans harder into Groups as it redesigns main app

Facebook Inc. unveiled a redesign Tuesday that focuses on the Groups feature of its namesake social network, doubling down on a successful but controversial part of the big blue app. It’s another sign that Facebook is moving toward more private, intimate communication. The changes, announced... Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2019-04-30 22:05:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators

Publishers in the new Facebook-funded program include BuzzFeed, Conde Nast and Viacom. The post Facebook is paying 12 publishers for Watch shows starring video creators appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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