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Blackbird Browser Tailors The Web For Blacks

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Blackbird Browser Tailors The Web For Blacks

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Blackbird Browser Tailors The Web For Blacks

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The black community now has its own Internet browser.

On Sunday, a group of entrepreneurs launched Blackbird, a Web browser designed with African Americans in mind. Some say it's a technological step forward; others call it a segregationist move framed as Web 2.0 innovation.

For more, Farai Chideya speaks with Blackbird CEO Ed Young and Harry Allen, author and media critic who blogs at Media Assassin.

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