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Feminist critics of video games facing threats in ‘GamerGate’ campaign
Anita Sarkeesian
Photo Credit: The New York Times

By Nick Wingfield
(Oct. 15, 2014 | The New York Times) - Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic, has for months received death and rape threats from opponents of her recent work challenging the stereotypes of women in video games. Bomb threats for her public talks are now routine. One detractor created a game in which players can click their mouse to punch an image of her face. Read more

Note: It was one of the most emailed stories on the New York Times site on Oct. 16, 2014.

Related Article:
The only guide to Gamergate you will ever need to read (Oct. 14, 2014 | The Washington Post)

African Americans and the Media
CNN withdraws support of NABJ

CNN's logo (Oct. 17, 2014 | NABJ) - On Friday (Oct. 17) at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Board of Directors Meeting, President Bob Butler announced that long-time supporter CNN has withdrawn support of NABJ for the 2015 Convention & Career Fair. Read more

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Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge’s statement on Time Warner staff reductions (Oct. 18, 2014 | NABJ)

Gabrielle Simpson: "[BLACK, FRESH & 20-SOMETHING] The young woman bringing diversity to NBC"
Gabrielle Simpson
Photo Credit: Iona College

By Melanie Yvette
(Oct. 14, 2014 | Ebony) - It is our obsession here at EBONY: finding the young, fresh talent of our culture making major strides in their lives. From entrepreneurship to holding CEO positions, there’s nothing better than seeing our youth grasping leadership spots. This week, we highlight Gabrielle N. Simpson, director of communications for NBC Universal, who in her everyday work is striving to help tell the stories of people around the world. Read more


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