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17 Books Feminists Should Read in July (bitchmedia.org)

This BitchReads list is curated to encourage everyone to find the small joys, including books, that will help us through this trying time.

Naya Rivera: Because You Told Your Abortion Story, I’m Telling Mine (rewire.news)

Rivera was there for me, along with the rest of the Glee cast, with uplifting vocals years ago when I had an abortion. Flash forward to today, and Rivera is there for me again, using her voice in a different way. Because she was so open with her story, I have been inspired to share my own in an article for the first time.

CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression' (npr.org)

Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.

Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade face racism and the 'comedy problem' (latimes.com)

Interviews with more than a dozen BIPOC performers and staff at the Groundlings and UCB reveal systemic problems within L.A.'s sketch and improv world.

A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speech (theatlantic.com)

Many prominent writers and thinkers seem invested in the notion that simply facing strong public criticism is a threat to free speech.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (cdc.gov)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

CBS announces new goals for diversity in network writers’ rooms (theundefeated.com)

CBS is committing at least 25% of its script development budget to creators and producers who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) starting with th…

The Kids Are Asleep (slate.com)

A Grown-Ups Only Chat Show hosted by Jamilah Lemieux

Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness (npr.org)

An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

Los Angeles and San Diego Schools to Go Online-Only in The Fall (nytimes.com)

California’s two largest districts made the joint call amid a White House push to get children back into classrooms.

A new generation of protest holds great promise for America | Jesse Jackson (chicago.suntimes.com)

The inspiring rise of a new generation protesting against racial injustice is driving a new era of change in America, like the generation that emerged 60 years ago to build the civil rights...

Breonna Taylor's mother: 'People don't hear these stories about Black women' (latimes.com)

The mothers of Ahmaud Arbery, Antwon Rose, Botham Jean, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Breonna Taylor spoke with "Good Morning America."

Strike for Black Lives (j20strikeforblacklives.org)

On July 20th, workers are going on strike for Black lives. Demand justice with us.