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Graphic essay: What the Civil Rights movement can teach us about surviving Trump

Jeff Sessions fights for racist outcomes. Who cares what’s in his heart?

The vain, counterproductive myth that there’s no way most Americans can be racist 

Many mass shooters have a history of domestic violence. It’s time to pay attention.

A century of abortion onscreen, 1916-2016

These online services offer birth control without visiting a doctor 

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The kids who rocked the racial justice movement in 2016

If someone doesn’t like immigrants, ask them this question

Democrats don’t have a “religion problem”

Study: racism and sexism predict support for Trump much more than economic dissatisfaction

16 women of color who made history in 2016

Another, more beautiful America is rising. Trump will be resisted

Instead of trashing homeless camps, this city is providing them trash pickup 

Black Lives Matter launches site to support black businesses around the country

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TV’s 10 best abortion moments of 2016

13 women who should think about running for president in 2020

My journey through grief and abortion: why women need all the choice they can get”

There is nothing progressive or winning about a “big tent” on abortion

All Illinois hairdressers will be trained to spot domestic abuse 

9 of the biggest feminist wins of 2016, from Hillary Clinton to Lemonade

Lawyers offer free representation to media facing Trump threats

Watch: first harrowing trailer for Kalief Browder docuseries

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The Golden Globes show why people of color need to be behind the camera, not just in front

Referring to abortion bans like Ohio’s as “heartbeat” bills supports anti-choice propaganda

45 brilliant things Samantha Bee said this year

North Carolina just gave Donald Trump a strategy for undermining democracy

My president was black: a history of the first African American White House–and what came next

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VICE launches apprenticeship program for formerly incarcerated people

Male tears for fears: embracing the ironic performance of misandry

Since the election, more than 4,500 women have registered to run for office

How software problems are leading to wrongful arrests

Oklahoma senator abandons measure requiring anti-abortion signs in public bathrooms 

10 charities working to provide food, shelter, education and medicine to Syrians

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Film critic Marya E. Gates shares the films she watched during a year of only watching films by women, as well as a great list of films about teenage girls directed by women

The black person’s burden of managing white emotions in the age of Trump

The Walter Scott mistrial and the crisis of facts

California lawmakers to Trump: “if you want to get to [immigrants], you have to go through us”

The lesson from Standing Rock: organizing and resistance can win

Some showrunners are banning rape as a plot device

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Bitch media collected 20 pop culture moments that sparked readers’ feminism

Demoralized Democrats have a roadmap for success in Trump’s America. It was written by Jesse Jackson.

Here are the sanctuary cities ready to resist Trump’s deportation threats

Queen Sugar spent its first season becoming the most political show on TV

Spitting landed an HIV-positive man in prison for 35 years. Spitting doesn’t transmit HIV.

Trump’s HHS pick thinks there’s “not one” woman who can’t afford contraception

Thousands of veterans to form a human shield around Standing Rock protestors