Jared Leto’s problematic Oscar nomination.
Tressie McMillan Cottom on breaking silence around black colleges.
Solomon Northup’s descendants, a photo project.
On bullying, LGBT youth, and the exacerbation of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Talib Kweli at Melissa Harris-Perry, unpacking cultural appropriation in music.
Ella, Majora, Josephine, Angela: 27 black women activists everyone should know.
Does Lupita Nyong’o have a FanGirl Club? Her thoughts on the intersection of beauty and race.
Yale University’s African-American history has been wrong for centuries.
“But if you should fall in love with a girl — and loving and falling in love are two very distinct things — the first kiss is the end.”
funny fucked up to watch over a thousand conservatives in Arizona laugh and make racist jokes.
“I think that myth that men are competitive and women are catty is 100% bullshit.” – Aminatou Sow.
Can gentrification be a toxin and a balm?
Anderson Cooper’s confrontation with Al Melvin about Arizona’s SB 1062.
An old-fashioned technology that’s helping keep Native American languages alive.
An open letter to non-Black people of color.
And some thoughts for the light-skinned and white-passing.
Arizona, LGBT politics, and the use of religion as the last refuge for bigots.
“A heterosexual parade seems to me an organized walk in the traffic lane.”
Former Senator Carole Moseley Braun on why black women don’t get elected.
Victim blaming, from the Evangelical Christian colleges to the big publics and military academies.
“We are here, doing the work.” Women academics in the public sphere.
Women don’t need feminine financial products.
Ta-Nehesi Coates meets Jordan Davis’ mom: “Had he not spoke back, spoke up, would he still be here?”
Women writing about sex.
What have you been reading/writing/watching/listening to this week?