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 »

Trump is Assembling an Anti-LGBTQ Cabinet of Horrors

The homophobia and transphobia of his chosen top advisors needs to be seen—and stopped.  Read more »

Good White People Can Be Racist, Too

A lesson from Trump's election: progress isn't a straight line. White supremacy thrives not only on anger, but apathy.  Read more »

Popaganda: A Guide to Trump Resistance

After the election of Trump, a lot of people are asking "What now?" For today’s show, we talked to 10 people about things we can all do—right now—to help prepare for Trump’s presidency. Some of these ideas are about working with elected officials and policies. But calling your senators, as I’ve... Read more »

At Standing Rock, Youth Activists Fight to Defend the Next Generation

26-year-old Eryn Wise talks about why she remains at Standing Rock, despite police crackdowns and freezing temperatures.  Read more »

We Are Still Here, We Persevere: A Dispatch from Standing Rock

To everyone talking about what state violence will look like under a Trump administration: This is state violence under Obama. Read more »

Journalists Shouldn't Play By Donald Trump's Rules

He demands off-the-record meetings, but the point of journalism is to be critical and not always give politicians what they want.  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 »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... 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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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 »