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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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Vulnerable Visibility and Why Girls Can’t Code — The Weekly reFRESH

"Cultural sexism in the world is very real when you’ve lived on both sides of the coin."

This week, we’re crushing on Amandla Stenberg, listening to the best playlist to a book ever created, and learning about what trans people actually do in bathrooms. (Psst: what everyone else does.) What we’re reading/watching:  We could not be more obsessed with this #StarringConstanceWu hashtag that imagines the “Fresh Off The Boat” star in top Hollywood films. […]

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Making Lemonade and what a “woman card” actually gets you — The Weekly reFRESH

Photo via Billboard Edited by Mara Meyers This week we’re sharing insight into the multiple layers of slayage that is Beyoncé, the literal price of a Black life, and all the “rewards” the “woman card” will get you. What we’ve been checking out… From her allusions to Yoruba culture to Black women dressed in white baptism […]

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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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