When the Lights Went Out in Moore County

I want to be very clear: we are witnessing a coordinated campaign of violence and intimidation against LGBTQ people, and if it is substantiated that anti-LGBTQ assailants attempted to cut power for 40,000 people in order to have a drag show cancelled–and I suspect it will be–that is the definition…

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Who Gets Accepted and Who Gets Rejected? Status in the Production of Social Science | RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

This article considers science as a stratified social system that may reflect and reproduce broader social patterns of stratification. Analyses are based on a unique data archive with more than ten thousand published and unpublished manuscripts and the associated peer reviews, all submitted between 1990 and 2010 to the American…

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Award-winning documentary sheds light on being ‘Black in the Newsroom’ 

Media 2070’s award-winning documentary Black in the Newsroom gives insight into the hurdles many Black journalists experience. The 15-minute film follows journalist Elizabeth Montgomery as she navigates anti-Blackness in the media and explores its pervasive harm to society. “When Black journalists like Elizabeth are marginalized and pushed out of journalism, the…

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Google Isn’t [Automatically] Deleting Users’ Abortion-Related Data, Despite Post-Roe Promise

A spokesperson for Google told the Guardian that the company’s promised policy change has taken effect, without confirming exactly when it began. The spokesperson noted that “users can turn Web & App Activity off at any time, delete all or part of their data manually, or choose to automatically delete…

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Tell Congress: Railroad workers deserve fair pay and time off

Railroad workers have rejected a tentative agreement that continues to put the profits of the railroad industry ahead of the rights and wages of its workers.More Perfect Union’s exclusive reporting shows just what would happen if 115,000 railroad workers across the country went on strike this year. Grocery store shelves…

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The Honorable Marcia Fudge Visits JCSU, Encourages Students to Vote on Election Day | Johnson C. Smith University

“Many people don’t understand that Black history is American history,” said Fudge. “Somebody is going to make a decision for or about you, most of the time without you,” added Adams. “So, you need to either do what I’ve done and what Secretary Fudge has done. Run for office and make…

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Alabama Woman Was in Jail to ‘Protect’ Her Pregnancy & Wasn’t Pregnant – SheKnows

“It’s just not even thinkable you could go off somebody’s word to make an arrest of somebody being pregnant,” Freeman’s attorney Martin Weinberg told Newsweek. “You know, you’re criminalizing pregnancy, then you find out they’re not even pregnant.”Freeman was booked into the Etowah County Detention Center for 36 hours, where…

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Kanye West Attacks Mother Of George Floyd’s Daughter Over $250M Lawsuit: ‘You Better Get You Some Business’

He compared losing his Adidas partnership and being publicly criticized to the murder of George Floyd.“So when I questioned the death of George Floyd, it hurt my people,” he said. “I want to apologize. Because God has showed me by what Adidas is doing, by what the media is doing,…

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Bilingual in sarcasm y solidaridad – Scalawag

“We needed a space for Latinos, Black folk, Native folk, Asian people—anybody—to exist and not just be traumatized groups that get exploited,” Arreguin explained.When the pandemic hit, the founders paused the podcast to deal with job furloughs, mental health, and advocacy work in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. But…

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