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Ferguson Activist Johnetta Elzie Covers Essence’s Black Girl Magic Issue

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

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10,000 Afro-Brazilian women march against racism

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

Indigenous women from the Xingu River walk wearing traditional grass skirts.

Bearing Witness: Indigenous women stand up to displacement by Brazil’s Belo Monte dam

In the fight to stop climate change, many people paint carbon-neutral energy as the solution to saving the planet. But what happens when “green” energy projects threaten the existence of people, animals, and entire ecosystems living on it?

In the fight to stop climate change, many people paint carbon-neutral energy as the solution to saving the planet. But what happens when “green” energy projects threaten the existence of people, animals, and entire ecosystems living on ...

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#EveryBlackGirl: An Open Letter to Shakara, Niya and Black Girls Everywhere

Today the White House announced a 5 year $100 million initiative that is intended to advance equity for women and girls of color. Against the backdrop this historic announcement we at Black Lives Matter NYC want to make sure that black girls are centered and not forgotten in the initiatives that will come.

Today the White House announced a 5 year $100 million initiative that is intended to advance equity for women and girls of color. Against the backdrop this historic announcement we at Black Lives Matter NYC want ...

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Gossett and Dunham on resistance: “Be in friendship with one another”

Autostraddle has a really remarkable interview with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham, trans activists, researchers, storytellers, and community-builders. The piece is worth a read in full, but I was particularly struck by Gossett’s and Dunham’s reflections on the reproduction of state violence by and through marginalized groups. 

Autostraddle has a really remarkable interview with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham, trans activists, researchers, storytellers, and community-builders. The piece is worth a read in full, but I was particularly struck by Gossett’s and Dunham’s ...

I stand with Planned Parenthood sign

Just one more reason Planned Parenthood should be supported — not attacked

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Churches are burning, gun violence is killing people, wages are too low, families are being separated and deported, and reproductive freedom is under attack.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

Churches are burning, gun violence is killing people, wages are too low, families are being separated and deported, and reproductive freedom is under attack.

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Naomi Klein discusses upcoming climate justice film on Democracy Now

For many of today’s climate justice activists, Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything serves as a handbook for the revolution. It paints a terrifying picture of what will happen if we don’t do anything, but a diverse (and notably indigenous and female) picture of what’s already being done to fight the fossil fuel industry and climate change. 

For many of today’s climate justice activists, Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything serves as a handbook for the revolution. It paints a terrifying picture of what will happen if we don’t do anything, but ...

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