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Black Lives Matter — The Weekly reFRESH

Black Lives Matter Sign

This week, our round-up is dedicated to readings and videos in response to the recent killings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. Because Black Lives Matter.  What we’re reading/watching… The Tulsa police officer who killed Terence Crutcher has been charged with manslaughter. Luvvie Ajayi has a letter for white people that is a necessary […]

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The power of hard data and the New American Dream — The Weekly reFRESH

Courtney Martin giving a TED talk

Pic via TED. This week, we’re watching/reading about what we can learn from our enemies, hard proof that Hollywood hasn’t changed, and a reinvention of The American Dream. What we’ve been checking out… Love this: A crew of 20 women scientists/superheroes teamed up to collect data on the lack of representation of female speakers in conferences […]

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Burkini beach parties and The Big Vagenda — The Weekly reFRESH

burkini beach party

Pic via. This week, we’re reading about pro-burkini beach parties, the woman taking the advertising industry to task, and the most meta of gender bias reporting.  What we’re checking out… As the Vagenda of Manocide meme gives women on the internet the best week ever, the real Vagenda is revealed as Women’s Equality Day becomes official today, […]

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Got the Whole World Watching & Trump’s Perverted Identity Politics — The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing the terrifying truth behind Trump’s white racial justice agenda, the bright nonwhite, nondude future of podcating, and how one of our speakers got the whole world watching on The Daily Show. What we’ve been checking out… Two-time Olympic medalist? Doesn’t matter if you’re married, your husband will […]

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A Blow to Immigrants Rights and Real Gun Reform — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Tim Rogers Edited by Mara Meyers This week, we’re continuing to grapple with America’s gun problem (including locating the real weapons of mass destruction), learning what it means to heal as a Black man in America, and taking a closer look at how we talk about race. What we’ve been checking out… To […]

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