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17 Books Feminists Should Read in July (

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 (

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' (

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' (

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 (

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) (

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 (

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 (

A Grown-Ups Only Chat Show hosted by Jamilah Lemieux

Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness (

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 (

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 (

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' (

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 (

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