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Long live Prince and PayPal’s panel faux pas — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via MTV Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re celebrating Prince’s legacy (and how it extends far beyond his music), why some aren’t celebrating putting Harriet Tubman on our $20 bill, and the irony of PayPal’s panel on gender inclusion. What we’ve been checking out… We’re not only mourning Prince’s music, but reflecting on the influence […]

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Culinary colonialism and #BlackGirlIsAVerb–The Weekly reFRESH

Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing a new vernacular where Black girl is a verb, a question about who gets to lead the conversation on “culinary colonialism,”  and the limitations of visibility politics for trans* folks. What we’ve been checking out… These up-and-coming activists–all of whom boldly live their truths–inspire and excite us for the future. […]

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Highlights from TED2016 and Justice Scalia’s legacy — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Bret Hartman/TED Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’ve got some goodies from TED2016, Hillary Clinton gets intersectional, and one of our speakers on the legacy that Justice Scalia left behind. What we’ve been checking out… Recently, both Kendrick Lamar and Beyonce made revolutionary statements on mainstream stages. Yet the criticism that swiftly […]

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Introducing: The New Class

Modern day “thought leaders” are everywhere–we see their mugs on our televisions, their memes on our Facebook feeds, and witness their keynotes at the latest hot conference. Sometimes, it feels like you can’t escape the same ten faces. Best-selling books and having a boatload of Twitter followers is great, but are those really the only […]

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