"Homeland's" Sixth Season Could Help the Espionage Thriller Ditch Its Islamophobic Rep—But Will It Work?

Season 6 offers an opportunity for Homeland to show how Muslim communities have been wronged by American policies. Read more »

Backtalk: Golden Globes & White Nationalist Book Deal

Dahlia and Amy dig into the recent Golden Globes with some highlights, lowlights, and Meryl Streep's anti-Trump acceptance speech for her lifetime achievement award. One of the highlights included Tracee Ellis Ross's win for her work on Black-ish, where she dedicated her award to women of... Read more »

Some of Us are Brave : Lovely Speeches are Not Radical

In this political environment, we cannot afford to mistake nice liberal speeches for the radicalism needed to fight the dismantling of democracy and human decency. Read more »

Jeff Sessions is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff Sessions’s strategy at his confirmation hearing was to approach every question with a nice voice and a smile, praise for his questioners, careful phrasing, and a conveniently foggy memory. Read more »

Holding Out: Protest Votes in the Electoral College

This pervasive myth that Sanders would have won the presidency merits closer discussion because this is a conversation we are likely to have over and over again as people relitigate the primary in the coming years. Read more »

Freedom of Information: Libraries in the Age of Trump

Libraries are radical, evolving resources that function with the sole purpose of providing free access to information for the masses and creating intellectual equality. Read more »

The Year in Black Girl Magic

Everything is terrible, but Black women stepped up to keep the ship from capsizing by creating art, speaking out politically, and generally being excellent. Read more »

A Country Within A Country: Part II—Climate Change, Privilege, and Disaster Survival

In times of disaster and uprising the exported American fairy tale is exposed for what it is: bullshit. Read more »

Buried Deep: Antichoice Legislation and Funeral Poverty

New rules finalized by the Texas Department of Health Services strike a crafty financial blow to abortion access. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave: An Aesop's Fable for Democrats

If the Democratic Party walks away from social justice, marginalized Americans will lose and so will the party. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »