US judge orders release of ‘first Black Identity Extremist’

AL Jazeera quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about how the FBI broadly applies its Black Identity Extremist (BIE) designation. Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent who specialised in counterterrorism, told Al Jazeera that the FBI already considered groups comprising eco-terrorists, white supremacists, anarchists, anti-abortion rights activists and black nationalists as possible “domestic…

Go Fug Yourself’s Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan are self-proclaimed “authors, bloggers, and fashion assassins.” Creators of so many people’s favorite celebrity fashion blog, Go Fug Yourself, and authors of bestsellers like the fortune-telling The Royal We (about an American who falls in love with and marries a British prince), Heather and Jessica share with us their collaborative process, their intentions to make the blog communal and someplace people want to come. “You always want the site, as your baby, to be something you’re proud to share with people.”

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Social Media in Placemaking and Tastemaking at Platform, LA

Erin Mavian on LA#itself Well, hello and goodbye, LA#itself listeners. Today is our final episode of this fall’s limited series podcast during which we’ve delved into how our digital culture is, as it implies, a cultural shift, one bearing daily ramifications on how we construct – literally and metaphorically – our cities. Quite serendipitously, we…

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley and Coding Serendipity into our Lives

Los Angeles Hashtags Itself is back!

This time, we leave Los Angeles and head to New York, where we talk with Dennis Crowley, the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Foursquare.