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Past articles by Samantha:

BuzzFeed’s ‘Community’ Scam Is a Nightmare Come True

BuzzFeed is offering to give prizes to its 'community' if they produce viral posts for free. It's just another exploitative media scam. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘Tigertail’ is an emotional intergenerational film about diaspora and regret

'Tigertail' follows a Taiwanese man looking back on the regrets of his life as he mourns the loss of family and attempts to repair his relationships. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ seeks justice for L.A.’s child abuse victims

The story of Gabriel is deeply upsetting. Explored in Netflix's The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, this 8-year-old's story shows how systems fail children. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ is actually made for people of color

Through drama and comedy, Netflix's 'Gentefied' explores a Mexican-American family's challenges with gentrification, identity, and history. → Read More

Which 2020 Democratic candidates post the most cringe?

Cringeworthy content is the kind of content that when you see it, it makes you cringe. And 2020 Democrats are leading the pack. → Read More

Why women are getting mysterious greeting cards from 'Jenny B.'

Women who are not pregnant are receiving mysterious cards saying, 'Holy guacamole! You’re going to avo baby!' signed Jenny B. It's a marketing scheme. → Read More

Review: Netflix’s ‘Until Dawn’ is just watchable enough

In Netflix's 'Until Dawn,' a haunted house of comedians try to outwit one another, but muster little more than background entertainment. → Read More

Where is the cast of Netflix’s ‘Singapore Social’ now?

Is Tabitha from Netflix's 'Singapore Social' still with Louie? What happened to Vinny and Cristina? Did Sukki keep dating Tim? Is Nicole with Alson? → Read More

Netflix thriller ‘Earthquake Bird’ can’t solve its own mystery

Despite this thriller of a plot, 'Earthquake Bird' fails to convince viewers of the powerful relationship that leads to the disappearance of a rival flame. → Read More

Fox & Friends Is Terrified of Greta Thunberg

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is a force so powerful that Fox News has finally started taking her seriously—as the enemy of children everywhere. → Read More

Yet Another Person Has Died in ICE Custody

Pedro Arriago-Santoya, a 44-year old Mexican national in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, died on Wednesday at the Piedmont Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA, BuzzFeed News reported. He is the 7th person to die in ICE custody since October. → Read More

It Socks to be Ryan Zinke

Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prohibits federal employees from using their positions to promote partisan politics when he tweeted a photo of himself in MAGA socks last June, according to a December letter from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel which was leaked to the Washington Post and published on Thursday. → Read More

At Least 1,000 TSA Employees Still Haven't Been Paid What They're Owed From the Shutdown

More than a month has passed since end of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, and several hundred inquiring TSA agents are still left wondering: Where’s our money? → Read More

Witnesses Say Muslim Man Was Killed in Islamophobic Attack in Indiana

An Indiana man was taken into custody on a preliminary murder charge after a road rage incident last weekend, during which witnesses said he yelled religious and ethnic insults at a Muslim-American man before shooting and killing him. However, there is no opportunity under current law for Passarelli to be charged with a hate crime despite witnesses alleging that he hurled xenophobic slurs at the… → Read More

Trump Administration Reportedly Considered Denying Asylum Hearings to Kids

Last summer, when the Trump administration began publicly separating children and parents at the border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that the Trump administration didn’t have a family separation policy and was simply enforcing laws that already existed. In a policy draft obtained by NBC News, however, it is clear that Nielsen lied, and that the… → Read More

Meet the immigrant influencers who want to sell you activism

Antonion Arellano, Shan Boodram, and Sara Mora are just a few of the immigrant influencers on social media embracing their identity and status for change. → Read More

Black man assists drunk neighbor home, gets arrested

Police are looking into the arrest of a Black man in the Washington D.C. area after a video went viral showing community members protesting the arrest. → Read More

These ‘d*ck appointment’ YouTube makeup tutorials are what you need for the holidays

Learn how to take care of your face (and sexual health) with these dick appointment makeup tutorials from these beauty YouTubers. → Read More

‘This is not who we are’ meme wants you to realize this is exactly who America is

Despite the United States committing atrocious acts for centuries, many people still think 'This is not who we are.' This meme says they're wrong. → Read More

Christine Blasey Ford will donate GoFundMe remainder to trauma survivors

Months after testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford is still going out of her way to help other survivors of assault. → Read More