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Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela believed most people won’t talk about.

Colorlines reminds us that Reagan vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act.

Palestinians remember Mandela.

Ted Cruz thinks his fight against Obamacare is basically the same as Nelson Mandela’s resistance to apartheid. Zerlina covered the backlash at The Grio.

Free CeCe.

Activists demand Mexican-American Studies courses in high schools.

Attorney says trans woman murder victim’s life not worth as much as higher class victims.

Washington, DC

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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