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“Why can’t we just let Black people enjoy something?”

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There is Joy and then there is joy. It may seem like Joy only liked you as a child, but it’s not really her fault that she visits less and less now that you are older. She can survive better that way. This world is out to kill her, to stamp her out. And the […]


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16 Black actresses protest anti-Blackness in the industry at Cannes Film Festival

Black Youth Project - May 18, 2018 7528

On May 16, 2018, 16 Black French actresses and performers staged a red carpet protest to challenge anti-Black racism in the French film industry during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals. According to AFROPUNK, 16 Black performers are Sara Martins, Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Mata Gabin, Maïmouna Gueye, Sonia Rolland, Eye Haïdara, Rachel Khan, […]


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You ain’t responsible for protecting your fave from critique

Black Youth Project - May 23, 2018 6588

By Briana Lawrence Ah. There they are. Your fave. The person who puts a smile on your face whenever they take a breath. If they’re at a convention, you best believe you’re gettin’ that autograph. Hell, you might even spring for a professional photo — or, at the very least, a selfie. You use their […]


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Live Updates From Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

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Amazon is selling face recognition software to police departments. What could go wrong?

Black Youth Project - May 23, 2018 5632

The video game Watchdogs 2 opens with you having to hack into a server and wipe your criminal record clean so the police can’t use a predictive algorithm that predicts future crimes based on past actions. The algorithm leans heavily on using facial recognition databases to keep tabs on citizens. Of note, the protagonist is Black, […]


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Sony: PlayStation 4 is entering 'final phase' of its lifecycle

Gamasutra - May 22, 2018 5594

Sony Interactive Entertainment chief exec John Kodera explained the PlayStation 4 is about to embark on the last leg of its journey, and that sales will be affected as a result.  ...

Review Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston’s book on one of the last Africans in the Atlantic slave trade

Black Youth Project - May 18, 2018 5105

Nearly 90 years after it was first written, Zora Neale Hurston’s series of interviews with one of the last Africans brought to America from the Atlantic slave trade has arrived in bookstores across the country. Barracoon is introduced rather fittingly by Alice Walker, the woman whom we can thank for a revitalized interest and scholarship […]


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NFL announces new fine for players who “take a knee,” players push back

Black Youth Project - May 24, 2018 5042

The National Football League has just approved a policy that requires players on the field to stand for the national anthem. Players who do not wish to stand must stay in the locker room until the anthem is finished. Their respective teams will be fined if players do not abide by the new policy. NFL […]


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What does GDPR mean for our kids?

Net Family News - May 25, 2018 4986

You may be wondering what, if any, impact Europe’s sweeping new data law, GDPR (for General Data Privacy Regulation), has on parenting tech users in your life. After all, it went into effect today, and you may’ve seen headlines like the New York Times’s about how it makes Europe the “world’s leading tech watchdog” or […]


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Weekend Watch: The Maker Monster Invades YouTube

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Toxic masculinity & guns: Mother of victim says daughter rejected shooter before Texas slaughter

Black Youth Project - May 21, 2018 4938

According to Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of 16-year-old school shooting victim Shana Fisher, her daughter was killed because she rejected the advances of shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis for four months, culminating in a final rejection in front of their class. Rodriguez told the Los Angeles Times, “A week later (Pagourtzis) opens fire on everyone he didn’t like, […]


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Former Dragon Age director Mark Laidlaw reflects on the franchise

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4937

In an interview published by Eurogamer earlier today, former BioWare director Mark Laidlaw discusses his personal achievements and failures while working on the Dragon Age series. ...


Former Dragon Age director reflects on the ups and downs of development

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4937

In an interview published by Eurogamer earlier today, former BioWare director Mike Laidlaw discusses his personal achievements and failures while working on the Dragon Age series. ...


Tips of the Week: Captain Obvious Edition

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Don't Miss: The disconnect between game designers and consumers

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4932

This blog post by Josh Bycer presents an interesting question: How much should consumers know about making games? ...


Get a job: Join PlayQ as a UI/UX Designer

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4929

PlayQ is looking for a dev to be responsible for working directly with the product, design, and art teams to craft delightfully intuitive user experiences and design beautiful UI. ...


Steam's Spring Cleaning event takes aim at overflowing backlogs

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4929

Valve has kicked off a Spring Cleaning event that encourages players to spend some time with the less played or forgotten games in their Steam Library. ...


We're talking to the developer of Moonlighter at 3PM EDT on Twitch

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4928

We're streaming Digital Sun's Moonlighter starting at 3PM EST and talking to the game's lead developer. ...


Xenophobic border patrol agent detains two women after hearing them speak Spanish

Black Youth Project - May 23, 2018 4926

A Montana border patrol agent detained and questioned two American citizens after he merely overheard them speaking to each other in Spanish at a gas station. Early Wednesday morning, the two women, Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez, were making a midnight trip to a convenience store near the Montana border to Canada in Havre when […]


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Activists stall vote on funding Chicago police academy, citing “misplaced priorities”

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2018 4924

Chicago’s plans to build a $95 million police training compound in West Garfield Park has created a fierce community campaign, #NoCopAcademy. Due to protestors’ disruption of Tuesday’s city council meeting, the vote on the funding measure for the police academy has been postponed. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a council alderman approved an appropriation of […]


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Morgan Freeman accused of sexual misconduct and sexual harassment by 8 women

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2018 4924

Morgan Freeman, the 80-year-old actor perhaps who became a household name after his roles in Driving Miss Daisy and Along Came a Spider is the latest to face a reckoning with sexual misconduct and sexual harassment according to multiple reports. Freeman is also being accused of fostering a work environment at his company Revelations Entertainment […]


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I’m not bipolar, I’m just traumatized: What I learned about Black womanhood from my misdiagnosis

Black Youth Project - May 25, 2018 4924

By Ashley Young A narrative was erased for me in the summer of 2017 when I was informed by a new doctor that I had been misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was my mental illness narrative, one with which I had become so strongly identified that, when it was stripped away, it occurred more as […]


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Blog: Translating a game from Unity to Bitsy

Gamasutra - May 25, 2018 4922

Developer Pippin Barr writes about the process of development and specific insights into translating a game between radically different game engines. ...