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I Annotated This Facebook Message from a Troll

Last weekend, I received a nasty Facebook message from a person with zero friends who created their account the day of Trump’s inauguration. I could have responded to this person via Facebook but instead, I decided to take a cue from NPR and annotate this troll’s message in hopes of dispelling common myths and shedding light on the abuse and harassment women of color face on the internet every day.  

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Keith Ellison is the DNC Chair Feminists Need

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Barbara Sostaita and Mahroh Jahangiri.

Last night, eight candidates for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced off in a national debate. The two frontrunners represent competing visions for the future of the Democratic Party: a continuation of failed establishment policies under Tom Perez or a truly feminist progressive push forward by Keith Ellison.

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Barbara Sostaita and Mahroh Jahangiri.

Last night, eight candidates for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced off in a national debate. The two frontrunners represent competing visions for the ...

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Four Things You Should Know About Immigration Raids

Almost 700 undocumented people have been detained over the past few days between workplace and neighborhood raids in at least 11 states. As we figure out how to resist Trump’s regime of terror, here are four important things to keep in mind:

Almost 700 undocumented people have been detained over the past few days between workplace and neighborhood raids in at least 11 states. As we figure out how to resist ...

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ICYMI: Two Additions Confirmed to Trump’s Cabinet of Horrors

This week Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our new Education Secretary and Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. There is no sugar coating this: both are disastrous for women, sexual assault survivors, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the LGBT community.

This week Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our new Education Secretary and Jeff Sessions as the next Attorney General. There is no sugar coating this: both are disastrous for women, sexual assault survivors, people of color, immigrants, people with ...

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Trump’s Muslim Ban is Fundamentally Anti-Black

Black Muslim immigrants are doubly vulnerable right now: they face a military state built to bomb, deport, and detain Muslims—and a police state built to criminalize and kill them. This Black History Month, let’s do better in our defense of immigrants and connect Islamophobia to anti-Blackness. 

Black Muslim immigrants are doubly vulnerable right now: they face a military state built to bomb, deport, and detain Muslims—and a police state built to criminalize and kill them. This Black History Month, let’s do ...

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A Breakdown of Trump’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed executive orders jumpstarting a wall along the Mexico – U.S. border and upping federal immigration enforcement efforts. More immigration updates are expected later this week, and while we don’t know exactly what these executive actions will entail, one thing is certain: Trump is wasting no time fulfilling his promise to make life hell for immigrants and refugees. 

Less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump has signed executive orders jumpstarting a wall along the Mexico – U.S. border and upping federal immigration enforcement efforts. More immigration updates are expected later this week, and while ...

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