MBG Community Rules & Guidelines

Modern Brown Girl is a space for all voices that live in the periphery of mainstream media. This is your space to share your stories and perspectives.

We welcome all points-of-view, however, to maintain a safe space to do so, we prohibit certain conduct.

Each MBG community blogger is responsible for maintaining these standards.

Violations of our rules will result in suspension of your account. This site is run by Latinas, and we don’t play.

Threats of Violence & Hate Speech

No. Just no.

We do not allow content or actions that threaten, encourage, or incite violence against anyone, directly or indirectly.
We do not allow content that promotes violence or hatred against people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

We do not allow posts or accounts that glorify, celebrate, downplay, or trivialize violence, suffering, abuse, or deaths of individuals or groups. This includes the use of scientific or pseudoscientific claims to pathologize, dehumanize, or disempower others. We do not allow calls for intolerance, exclusion, or segregation based on protected characteristics, nor do we allow the glorification of groups which do any of the above.

We do not allow hateful text, images, symbols, or other content in your byline.

Harassment

Simply put, we don’t tolerate harassment. This includes bullying, threatening, or shaming someone, or posting things likely to encourage others to do so. This also includes product or business reviews that are written in an extra harmful or abusive manner.

Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. Unless you’re authorized to use someone else’s copyrighted work or trademark (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like fair use), don’t do it.

Ads, Promotions, and Marketing

  • Third-party advertising and sponsorships are not allowed. You may not advertise or promote third-party products, services, or brands through Modern Brown Girl. This includes images that indicate brand sponsorship in a post or letter, or as part of a publication name or logo.

  • Images functioning as third-party ads are not allowed. Inline images or embeds that link out and function as banner ads for third-party brands are not allowed.

  • You must disclose affiliate links or payment for a post. Affiliate links, such as link out to Amazon with your code, or any other link out where you will receive a commission or other value, are allowed in posts. But, you must disclose somewhere in the post that it includes affiliate links. If you have received payment, goods or services, or something else of value in exchange for writing a post, you must still disclose this fact in writing within your post (as per FTC Rules and Guides).

Graphic Content

We do not allow pornographic images or videos. We do allow erotic writing and non-graphic erotic images.

We do not allow gratuitously graphic or disturbing media, even if it’s not pornographic.

If You Break the Rules

We will reach out to you first via email to see what’s good. If a mistake was made and it’s been fixed, then no worries. But if you play us, we reserve the right to suspend accounts and remove content, without notice, for any reason, particularly to protect our users and community. If you attempt to creating a new account, we will suspend your new account as well.

Promotions & Features

We can’t wait to begin promoting you and your voice! All posts will be promoted at least once on our social media platforms. However, posts that reach one of these three milestones will be featured on our main page and promoted an additional time:

  • Your post has acquired 50 or more shares or likes on either Twitter or Facebook (don’t forget to tag us).

  • Your post has garnered 20 or more comments.

  • Your post has hit 500 unique page views within a 48 hours period.

Any questions? Contact us at: Info@ModernBrownGirl

Happy Writing! xoxo