Descendants of Suffragists Reflect on the Fight for Women’s Right to Vote

1. Harriot Stanton Blatch, 1911. Library of Congress 2. Maggie Lena Walker, circa 1920s. Courtesy of National Park Service, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site 3. Ida B. Wells-Barnett with her family, 1917. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library 4. Ida B. Wells-Barnett with her children, 1909. Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library 5. Mary Godat …

TikTok Stars Tati and Devin Will Meet

On Saturday, Tatayanna Mitchell, 21, will fly from Michigan to Newark, N.J., to spend two days with a boy she met on TikTok. Ms. Mitchell’s TikTok videos have become a fixture of the app’s For You page over the last month. She traffics in a format known as the “duet,” a reaction or response video that plays alongside another user’s …

The Real Lessons of Telfar, Kanye and the Gap

Late last week, when the embattled Gap brand announced, with great fanfare, that it was embarking on a 10-year partnership with Kanye West to create a new brand, Yeezy Gap, in an all-in bid for relevance and revitalization, a corner of the panting internet noticed one thing was amiss. “What about Telfar?” people asked. They were talking, of course, about …

How a Black Cowboy Became a Disinformation Target

In late May, as protests against police brutality began to seize American cities, videos of a Black man on horseback wearing a bulletproof vest spread widely on social media. In many of the posts, users suggested that he had stolen a policeman’s horse. But Adam Hollingsworth, a 33-year-old Chicagoan, is no thief. The horse in the video, Prince, is one …

Boogaloo Extremists, Banned From Facebook, and the Hawaiian Shirt

Boogaloo groups may also have seized on the Hawaiian shirt for reasons other than signaling their association and intentions. Mr. Nakagawa said that doing so may be an attempt to bait the less informed into assuming the group means no real harm. That they are, really, in effect, a goofy bunch of boys despite their military-grade weaponry. This interpretation is …

YouTube Takes Shane Dawson’s Ads Away

This weekend, the YouTube beauty world erupted into drama. Shane Dawson, 31, and Jeffree Star, 34, two of the biggest stars on the platform, faced renewed backlash after allegations of racism, the sexualization of minors and back-stabbing swirled. The public call-out has resulted in an unfollow campaign that has led to both losing hundreds of thousands of followers. Mr. Dawson …

At the BET Awards, Putting Black Designers in the Spotlight

It wasn’t your usual awards show red carpet. There wasn’t, after all, a red carpet. Instead there were nominees and performers and presenters beamed in from their living rooms or movie-magicked sets. But at the 20th annual BET Awards on Sunday night — for the first time since Covid-19 was declared a global pandemic, and gatherings went virtual and most …

What to Do This Week

Here is a sampling of the week’s events and how to tune in (all times are Eastern). Monday Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, the executive producers and co-stars of Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” reunite for a conversation about the series, which was adapted from Celeste Ng’s 2017 best seller of the same name. The show is set in the 1990s …

‘PizzaGate’ Conspiracy Theory Thrives Anew in the TikTok Era

But starting in April, a confluence of factors renewed interest. A documentary promoting PizzaGate, “Out of Shadows,” made by a former Hollywood stuntman, was released on YouTube that month and passed around the QAnon community. In May, the idea that Mr. Bieber was connected to the conspiracy surfaced. Teenagers on TikTok began promoting both, as reported earlier by The Daily …