TIBT: #BlackGirlMagic on the cover of Essence; PETA offers snacks to militiamen

The February issue of Essence Magazine features three rising cultural icons — activist Johnetta Elzie and actresses Yara Shahidi and Teyonnah Parris. News of the covers trended with the hashtag #blackgirlmagic.

Ammon Bundy, leader of the Oregon militia who took over a federal wildlife preserve, compared himself to civil rights leader Rosa Parks.

PETA announced that it would provide snacks to the hungry militiamen. The organization was quickly lambasted for the move.

The photo of a posse of cows that PETA tweeted was meme-ified by @steenfox.

Donovan X. Ramsey (@iXDR) writes for The Nation about “Twitter’s White-People Problem.”

In an interview with Bloomberg, rapper RZA blamed police brutality on how Black men dressed and carried themselves.

The state trooper who arrested #SandraBland has been indicted on perjury charges, according to the Houston Chronicle.

It was a battle of the sexes on Twitter with the hashtags #WasteHisTime2016 and #WasteHerTime2016.

Men want women to be like Ayesha Curry, but how many black men are willing to be like Steph?, The Root asks.

@Awkward_Duck played internet matchmaker by circulating the #twinder hashtag. Singles around the word shot their shot for a chance for new friends or more.

On #Blackish, model/actress Tyra Banks guested on the show as Dre’s best childhood friend.

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