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Righteous Bravery and How to Survive in America While Black — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Jonathan Bachman / Reuters Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re listening to a new podcast that flips the script on comedy, celebrating a special Emmy nomination, and learning about “righteous bravery.” What we’ve been checking out… This iconic image from a Baton Rouge protest embodies so much that the Black Lives Matter […]

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Dirty debates and the dark side of comments — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Justin Sullivan/2016 Getty Images Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re reading about the nasty in last night’s debate, a new version of fatherhood, and why the pay gap problem begins in middle school. What we’ve been checking out… Did you watch the Democratic primary debate last night? Rebecca Traister on how the competition […]

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The war on female autonomy and a goodbye to the Melissa Harris-Perry show — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Alex Wong/Getty Images Edited by Mara Meyers This week includes the war against female autonomy, why Black History Month may be over but the work of amplifying Black voices is not, and how Hillary Clinton is held to a higher standard on race. What we’ve been checking out… Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Unsung heroes and respectability politics

Photo by Jim Wilson, The New York Times. Edited by Mara Meyers This week’s reFRESH includes a look at what we remember and forget from Black history, a digital space for self-care, and the collective brilliance that results from two of our FRESH crew sharing a stage. What we’ve been checking out… It’s important to […]

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The Weekly reFRESH: Trolls we love and undoing the pale male event

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got practical ways to plan an all-inclusive event, double standards on freedom of speech, and our first (and only) favorite troll. What we’ve been checking out… Meet the 2016 TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, AKA the feminist Indiana Jones, who is an innovator, protector of ancient wisdom, and […]

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