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No, This Election Did Not Go “Smoothly” (slate.com)

Black voters were forced to repeatedly endure and overcome relentless obstacles designed to stop them from exercising their right to vote in our democracy.

‘Tokenized’: Inside Black Workers’ Struggles at the King of Crypto Start-Ups (nytimes.com)

Coinbase, the most valuable U.S. cryptocurrency company, has faced many internal complaints about discriminatory treatment.

US appeals court rejects Trump appeal over Pennsylvania race (apnews.com)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s latest effort to challenge the election results in a case that could reach the U.S. Supreme...

Federal appeals court rejects Trump request to block certification of Pennsylvania’s election results (washingtonpost.com)

The sharply worded opinion written by a Trump appointee said the campaign’s challenge has “no merit.”

Make Amazon Pay (makeamazonpay.com)

We are warehouse workers, climate activists, and citizens around the world, taking on the world's richest man and the multinational corporation behind him.

How a Brooklyn Sisterhood of Black Women Became National Power Brokers (nytimes.com)

Ten years ago, the Olori Sisterhood was a small-time “political sorority.” Now they’re ready for a seat at the table.

A growing number of Americans are going hungry (washingtonpost.com)

More Americans are going hungry now than at any point during the deadly covid-19 pandemic, according to new federal data.

McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharmacy Companies Rebates for OxyContin Overdoses (nytimes.com)

Court filings reveal consultants’ talk of a records purge during the opioid crisis, and shed new light on sales advice given to the billionaire Sackler family and their drug company, Purdue Pharma.

Trump's Campaign Lost In Court — Again — Trying To Undo Biden’s Win In Pennsylvania (buzzfeednews.com)

“The Campaign’s claims have no merit,” wrote Judge Stephanos Bibas, one of Trump’s appointments to the 3rd Circuit.

Introduction Of Giancarlo Esposito Suggests Main Character Now Totally Fucked (theonion.com)

FONTANA, CA—In a momentous twist sources confirmed could only mean one thing, the introduction of Giancarlo Esposito into the television show Jared Brenot was viewing Friday indicated that the main character was now totally fucked. “Oh shit—I don’t know what exactly is going to happen, but this motherfucker’s going to get wrecked,” said Brenot, who grimaced as he watched Esposito greet the main character with a polite, measured smile and firm handshake. “God, this is so stressful. I don’t even know how much longer I can keep watching. These guys are about to get their shit rocked bad, I jus...

Honestie Hodges, Handcuffed by the Police at 11, Is Dead at 14 (nytimes.com)

The incident caused a national uproar and soul-searching in the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department. Honestie died of Covid-19.

Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over Trump (jsonline.com)

President-elect Joe Biden received a net increase of 132 votes in his margin of victory over President Donald Trump as a result of the Milwaukee County recount.

For female economists, Janet Yellen’s treasury secretary nomination marks another inspiring first (washingtonpost.com)

Janet Yellen's career has long been marked by firsts. After being the first female chair of the Fed, she has been nominated to be the country's first female treasury secretary.

Opinion | Pope Francis: A Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts (nytimes.com)

To come out of this pandemic better than we went in, we must let ourselves be touched by others’ pain.

‘Betrayed’ Black asylum seekers say Trump administration is ramping up deportations by force and fraud (latimes.com)

ICE uses physical abuse, solitary confinement and false documents to force Black and African asylum seekers onto 'death planes,' The Times has found through interviews and legal documents.

United Begins Flying Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine (wsj.com)

United Airlines began operating charter flights to position doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for quick distribution if the shots are approved by regulators, according to people familiar with the matter.

We Do This 'Til We Free Us (haymarketbooks.org)

A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

It’s Time America Abolished Poverty (thenation.com)

We know how to do it. On this week’s show, we lay out the path to a poverty-free future.

Get 2020 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov)

Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2020 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.

Prominent Iranian nuclear scientist killed in attack outside Tehran (washingtonpost.com)

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seen as a key figure in Iran’s former covert efforts to develop an atomic weapon.

As thousands of athletes get coronavirus tests, nurses wonder: What about us? (washingtonpost.com)

Sports were a distraction for California nurse Jane Sandoval. Now they're a reminder of the country's virus-testing divide.

Denial Isn’t Working Out for College Football (theatlantic.com)

The coronavirus keeps infecting players and disrupting game schedules, but schools are acting as if the pandemic isn’t happening.

For All the Black Films I've Loved Before (areyoustillwatching.substack.com)

A Streaming Guide for the Last Century of Black Film

Remote school is leaving children sad and angry (washingtonpost.com)

The Washington Post asked parents nationwide to share stories and artwork produced by youths participating in the home-school experiment.

Wildfire Smoke Is Poisoning California’s Kids. Some Pay a Higher Price. (nytimes.com)

Fires are making the state’s air more dangerous. How much that hurts depends largely on where you live and how much money your family has.

FLOOR SCHEDULE UPDATE – DECEMBER WORK PERIOD (majorityleader.gov)

**Members are advised that the Majority Leader has announced the following changes to the House legislative schedule for the week of November 30th, 2020. Votes are no longer expected in the House on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st. First votes of the week will now occur on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m., with last votes of the week on Friday, December 4th. The House will consider several bills under suspension of the Rules and the MORE Act. Following last votes on Friday, Members are encouraged to remain in Washington.

Evictions have led to hundreds of thousands of additional Covid-19 cases, research finds (cnbc.com)

Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds.

Georgia tries to block new voters ahead of runoff (gregpalast.com)

Proposed new registration rule would require car registered in state.

6 Native American and Indigenous Charities to Donate to for Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Thanksgiving (purewow.com)

If you have Columbus Day (aka Indigenous Peoples’ Day) off, or if you celebrate Thanksgiving, why not make it even more meaningful this year by acknowledging the people who lived on this land well before settlers came?

Blame game erupts over Trump’s decline in youth vote (politico.com)

Everyone had a scapegoat — from the president himself, to the campaign to outside groups like Turning Point USA.

Live Updates: Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack, State Media Say (nytimes.com)

The scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was seen as the force behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. News reports in Iran say he died after being attacked in a vehicle.

Opinion | Forgive Us Our Debts (nytimes.com)

Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.

New rule could allow gas, firing squads for US executions (apnews.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use...

🚨ALERT: NEW CONSERVATIVE LAWSUIT FILED IN MI (democracydocket.com)

New lawsuit challenging the election just filed in Michigan by conservative group.

Covid Overload: U.S. Hospitals Are Running Out of Beds for Patients (nytimes.com)

As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the country, hospitals are facing a crisis-level shortage of beds and staff to provide adequate care for patients.

Dominion Voting Systems Says Sidney Powell’s ‘Bizarre’ and ‘False’ Fraud Claims Have Led to Death Threats and Other Crimes (lawandcrime.com)

The widely derided conspiracy theories of outgoing President Donald Trump and the attorneys aligned within him have had real-world consequences, Dominion Voting Systems said in a Thanksgiving press release cataloguing stalking, harassment and death threats it has received.

Really American Partners With Andrew Yang And #WinBothSeats (hillreporter.com)

Really American has partnered with Andrew Yang and #WinBothSeats to help deliver a resounding victory

Why fake news is so hard to combat in Asian American communities (vox.com)

Language diversity within the AAPI community means misinformation is difficult to track.

NativeLand.ca (native-land.ca)

Welcome to Native Land. This is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.

As more stories surface of Indigenous women who have experienced forced sterilization in public hospitals, the Native Women’s Association of Canada has creat... (indiginews.com)

As more stories surface of Indigenous women who have experienced forced sterilization in public hospitals, the Native Women’s Association of Canada has created a toolkit to help educate on consent and rights in the healthcare system.According to a 2019 submission by lawyer Alisa Lombard to the United Nations (UN), from 2016 to 2018, more than 100 Indigenous women have come forward as victims of forced sterilization in public hospitals in Canada.“This is a practice for which there has been no accountability, no redress, no legislative response, and no meaningful policy reform,” Lombard write...

Amazon Workers to Stage Coordinated Black Friday Protests in 15 Countries (vice.com)

The day of action includes strikes and protests from garment manufacturers in Bangladesh to call center workers in the Philippines to warehouse workers in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.

Mexican feminists occupy federal building, create shelter, demand officials end violence against women (washingtonpost.com)

Femicides are on pace this year for another record. Activists say the government is ignoring a crisis.

Rebecca Solnit: On Not Meeting Nazis Halfway (lithub.com)

When Trump won the 2016 election—while losing the popular vote—the New York Times seemed obsessed with running features about what Trump voters were feeling and thinking. These pieces treated them …

Children's Books | The Baby Professor (thebabyprofessor.com)

Education made easy with The Baby Professor

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's Shop Bookshop (bookshop.org)

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical physicist and writer. She is actively trying to figure out what dark matter is -- and how to stop injustice from harming scientists and science.

Black public figures urge airlines not to carry out Home Office deportation (theguardian.com)

Eighty-two signatories including David Olusoga and Naomie Harris try to stop deportation of 50 Jamaicans

Evicted during a pandemic: CDC order fails to protect hundreds of Florida renters (tampabay.com)

“How does the tiny courtroom and tiny landlord overrule something in place by the government? By the president?” said one evicted Hillsborough tenant.

Eric Clapton is a Racist Hack (insidehook.com)

“Do we have any foreigners in the audience tonight? I think you should all just leave. Not just leave the hall, leave our country."

Health In Her HUE (healthinherhue.com)

A digital platform that connects Black women to Black and culturally competent healthcare providers, and health information.

🚨ALERT: THIRD CIRCUIT DENIES TRUMP APPEAL IN PA (democracydocket.com)

The Third Circuit just denied relief in Trump's "BIG" Pennsylvania lawsuit.

'He’s always had a plan': The inexorable rise of Jake Sullivan (politico.com)

Joe Biden's national security adviser, the youngest in decades, has prepared for this moment his entire life.

Assistant Professor in Global Black Studies at USC (usccareers.usc.edu)

Assistant Professor in Global Black Studies at USC

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham (eventbrite.com)

VIRTUAL: Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in conversation with Camonghne Felix

MLK/FBI Screening, hosted by @notcapnamerica, Chris Evans (docs.google.com)

Join Chris Evans (@notcapnamerica) for a special virtual advance screening and live tweeting of IFC Films' MLK/FBI on Sunday, December 6! Register for your chance to win a code to join the virtual screening below - 500 recipients will be selected at random to join the event. CAN'T JOIN US ON DECEMBER 6? That's okay - your link to screen MLK/FBI will remain open for 72 hours, so you can watch on your own time. Follow @notcapnamerica's live tweeting while watching the film, on Twitter! MLK/FBI opens in select theaters and via streaming platforms on Friday, January 15, 2021. www.mlkfbi.com...

Post-Election Key Terms (democracydocket.com)

Check out Democracy Docket's official post-election glossary.

Shorts program: Women of Color | Siskel Film Center (siskelfilmcenter.org)

Heart, soul, and perseverance are a Black woman’s essentials in these six shorts.

Surviving on the Inside: Our Sisters Speak and the film Inside Women Inside (eventbrite.com)

A community event where women surviving incarceration share their powerful resistance to the gender and sexual violence of this punishment.

It's Your Responsibility to Challenge Bigoted Relatives Over the Holidays (teenvogue.com)

It’s easy to just play nice. Consider doing something different.

“Raving Amazons”: Antiblackness and Misogynoir in Social Media (modelviewculture.com)

I can’t help but see historical parallels in the multiple forms of antiblack backlash Black women have received on social media over the past few years.