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5 Ways These YouTube Superstars Built Business Empires

AFRICANGLOBE - The entrepreneur's dream is to turn what he or she loves into something that will actually turn a profit. YouTube is home to more than a billion users, and some of the platform's creators have been able to channel their passion and leverage the support of their fans into thriving business empires.

New U.S. law Would Force Social Media To Report ‘Terrorist Activity’

AFRICANGLOBE - Social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would have to notify federal authorities of online "terrorist activity," according to the text of a bill approved by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday.

Ethiopia-Eritrea: The Great Illusion

AFRICANGLOBE - In an interview with two ESAT journalists that was posted on YouTube last month, Isaias Afwerki raises the possibility of an economic union between Eritrea and Ethiopia to advance “common objectives”, similar to the economic arrangement that existed between Eritrea and Ethiopia during the 1991-1998 period.

Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae Secures HBO Pilot Deal For Her...

AFRICANGLOBE - We got just a ... little ... bit ... closer to Issa Rae’s becoming a reality on our premium cable when we learned that HBO has officially ordered a pilot of her new show, Insecure.

How Much Money YouTube Stars Actually Make

AFRICANGLOBE - It's the new American Dream: Quitting your job to become famous on YouTube. Dozens, possibly hundreds of people, have built up huge audiences on Google's video upload site, and the media is full of stories of their success.

VIRAL VIDEO: If Black People Said The Kinds Of Things That...

AFRICANGLOBE - This short hilarious video produced by Buzzfeed Yellow is something you might have to view more than once, if you're White. Black viewers will most likely be nodding knowingly or laughing hysterically.

Leaked Telephone Call On Ukraine Lays Bare American Gangsterism

AFRICANGLOBE - The US media has shown remarkably little interest in the tape of a telephone call between Victoria Nuland, the State Department’s top official on Europe and Eurasia, and the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, which was posted on YouTube and became the subject of international controversy beginning last Thursday.

‘Don’t Feed the Trolls’: Racism On YouTube

AFRICANGLOBE - In five years on YouTube, Francesca Ramsey says, only one of the nearly 200 videos she's posted has been explicitly about race. Yet when the actress, comedian and video blogger hosted a meet-up with fans here at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, only three out of about 300 of them were White.