• The African American Policy Forum is bringing together women and girls of color to talk about their experiences, in light of the My Brother's Keeper initiative, which is focused just on men. [Colorlines]
• Katy Perry doesn't care about cultural appropriation. She told Rolling Stone that she was sick of hearing about how she's offensive, “I guess I’ll just stick to baseball and hot dogs, and that’s it.” [Clutch]
• People in Florida are pushing for the release of Marissa Alexander during "Stand Your Ground" week. [Amsterdam News]
• Friends and family are reeling after two transgender women of color have been killed in Baltimore in the past six weeks. [Guardian]
• Looking at photos of a pair of black and white twins reminds us how race is socially constructed. [Sociological Images]
• And just for fun: How to tell if you are living in a lesbian pulp novel. [The Toast]
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