Amy Nicholson

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Yes, marches can make a difference. It depends on these three factors.

<i>This is the second post in our series on what social science can tell us about the Women’s March. Find our first one here. More posts will appear in the coming days. — TMC editors</i><p>Millions of people across the United States and the rest of the world showed up at one of the Women’s Marches this past …

How #BlackLivesMatter Went Viral

Opal Tometi, Co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, talks with <i>Atlantic</i> editor Scott Stossel about the origins of the political movement. Tometi says the campaign was incentivized by a need to call attention to the "crisis in our democracy" currently taking place—a crisis of poverty, …

#BlackLivesMatter: How a Hashtag Became a Digital Civil Rights Anthem

In a hotel room in July 2013, community organizer Patrisse Cullors logged on to Facebook, full of rage.<p>She had traveled from Los Angeles to Susanville, California, to visit a young man she was mentoring who was in prison. But her focus that evening snapped to the case of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed …

Does Social Media Help Protest Movements?

Thanks to social media, launching a global movement is now as simple as pressing send. In modern social movements like the Gezi Park protests in …

Social Media

Not fake news: Mainstream media can still effect social change

President Donald Trump took his battle with the news media to a new level when he tweeted a doctored video of himself wrestling someone with a CNN …

Journalism

The Dynamic History Of #BlackLivesMatter Explained

This is how a hashtag transformed into a movement.<p>Trayvon Martin was fatally shot on Feb. 26, four years ago. The unarmed teen's death, in many ways, gave birth to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has reframed the way Americans think about police treatment of people of color.<p>Martin was not …

Twitter hashtag turns 10 — it’s sparked social movements, marked revolutions

It used to be called the pound sign, perhaps the number sign. Word nerds knew it as the octothorpe. But nowadays, 10 years after it was first used on …

Social Media

Feds Monitored #BlackLivesMatter Since Ferguson

By George Joseph, www.firstlook.org<p>| Educate!<p>The Department of Homeland Security has been monitoring the Black Lives Matter movement since …