- One year out from Ferguson, and with a lot of work still left to do, Mic.com assembles a Ferguson syllabus: readings on violence, its aftermath, and what it means for America.
- Why do #BlackLivesMatter activists keep interrupting Bernie Sanders?
- Eileen G’Sell on the paradox of the “hot mess” humblebrag—or why women feel the need to downplay their discipline and success.
- “Hell is empty and all the devils are here”: A Shakespearean guide to the 2016 Republican Primary.
- “Female Friends Spend Raucous Night Validating the Living Shit Out of Each Other“
- Storytelling shapes our perception of the world, and it’s clear that We Need Diverse Books!
#SayHerName and #BlackWomenMatter
Today is a National Day of Action for Black Women and Girls (though of course, this is an issue for every day and not just today). We know #blacklivesmatter, and that the issue of structural violence against black lives is a conversation that needs to keep happening. But all too often women are left out of the narrative, especially because a particular image of police violence circulates in the popular imagination—where the victim is usually a young black man. Colorlines published a great article that offers resources and a reminder of too-often forgotten women. If your city has a march, consider taking your participation beyond the level of discourse.
Colorlines: “We’re Dying Too” (an article by Andrea Ritchie)