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YouTube taps John Green, Franchesca Ramsey as ‘Creators for Change’ ambassadors

Their work is just beginning.

On Dec 12, 2016 by [email protected]

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How Franchesca Ramsey is squashing trolls and stereotypes

The haters only serve to justify the need for Ramsey’s presence in media.

On Jun 20, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’ to bring on YouTube star Franchesca Ramsey

She'll be both a writer and contributor.

On Feb 1, 2016 by Christine Friar

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YouTube stars will be asking questions at tonight’s Democratic debate

Connor Franta and Franchesca Ramsey join DNC in Charlotte.

On Jan 17, 2016 by Rae Votta

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The most influential YouTubers of 2015

Beauty gurus, vloggers, dancers, and more.

On Dec 24, 2015 by Audra Schroeder, Carly Lanning, Michelle Jaworski, Rae Votta

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MTV’s ‘Decoded’ brings hot-button race topics to YouTube

YouTuber Franchesca Ramsey, aka Chesca Leigh, promises candid discussion.

On Jun 3, 2015 by Rae Votta

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Calling yourself a ‘feminist’ isn’t a Get Out of Jail Free card

This is not what an ally looks like.

On Dec 26, 2014 by Jen Kelly

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Does YouTube have a blackface problem?

Fans of Shane Dawson have allegedly harassed and threatened YouTuber Franchesca Ramsey for her callout of racist YouTube comedy.

On Sep 30, 2014 by Aja Romano

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How Hollywood is failing black audiences

Online series like Awkward Black Girl have told original, fresh stories about black lives. Where are those voices on the big screen?

On Jun 30, 2014 by [email protected]

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YouTube finally cracks down on notoriously heinous comment sections

YouTube comments are notorious dens of filth, racism, and misogyny, but now the video site is finally doing something about it.

On Sep 25, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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How YouTube is failing women

The women of YouTube are stuck on the outside looking in—defenseless and forced to figure out ways to protect themselves, on- and offline.

On Sep 23, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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‘Reblogs’ is Tumblr’s new anthem

Leigh broke out on YouTube with the hilarious “S**t White Girls Say to Black Girls.”

On Sep 16, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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Chesca Leigh’s ‘Reblogs’ is a new Tumblr anthem

This latest Gaga parody is spot-on and ambitious, and as one commenter said, “A Tumblr anthem.” 

On Sep 16, 2013 by Gaby Dunn

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Escaping the trolls: Franchesca Ramsey’s 4-year YouTube struggle

Everybody on YouTube seemed to love the new girl, Franchesca Ramsey, except for one person—with a frightening identity.

On Mar 6, 2013 by Chase Hoffberger

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“YouTube Complaints!” Stars speak out in parody video

 Could you imagine if there was actually a person who had to deal with every YouTube complaint? Jenna Marbles and the Gregory Brothers can. 

On Jul 2, 2012 by Chase Hoffberger