Time marches on (it’s been nearly a month!), and what I’m noticing most is people are stepping forward. They’re writing, loving, learning, sending postcards, calling their reps, protesting, and running for damn office. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still a dangerous and smelly garbage fire burning on the Potomac, but I see all of you out there trying. So, here’s the good, the better, and the hard to handle from this week’s news.
First of all, young folks are listening. A political science student dives into the game in Georgia.
Mariya Moseley, ESSENCE
Ashley Funk has been trying, y’all.
Rebecca Hersher, NPR
The key connection between black civil rights and environmentalism.
Abre’ Connor, Huffington Post
Callie Beusman, Broadly
Students in Virginia turned OUT for “A Day Without an Immigrant” yesterday
Moriah Balingit, Washington Post
A lot out there on the GRAMMYS, but here’s a take worth thinking about.
Denene Millner, NPR
Alright, New Mexico!
Stephen Peters, Human Rights Campaign
A women’s roller derby team in Lebanon.
Jessica Holland, Huck
Returning to Lowndes County and a new era in civil rights.
Danielle Purefoy, Scalawag
Caring for new moms should be a priority in America. How is THIS not a platform for the pro-life campaign?
Mary Widdicks, Scary Mommy
DIY Music Scenes Take a Stand
“Single queer mothers of color like myself are surviving heavy welfare reform, still living in poverty, and dealing with parallel systems of oppression like racism and ableism that create barriers that work towards perpetuating the same social hierarchy of white supremacy. And it’s getting worse.”
Noemi Martinez, Bitchmedia
“Aren’t We Having Fun?”
Your fat friend, Medium
A history lesson . . .
Lorraine Boussoneault, Smithsonian Magazine
And, finally, a brand new video game!