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Racial justice activist on why she fights for representation in politics

In 2017, Olusade "Sade" Green was wandering, lost, through the halls of the United States Capitol Building when she happened upon one of America's icons, the late Congressman John...

What Karamo Brown does when he reaches his breaking point

When Karamo Brown talks about mental health and wellness, he speaks with empathy and optimism. He can seamlessly pivot from darkness to light and back again while avoiding jargon that he...

This activist is a beacon of hope for reproductive justice in the South

In 2017, the summer before her first year of college at Tulane University, Lakia Williams was searching online for books on Black feminists. The election of Donald Trump had...

The first country to make period products free vows to help all who need...

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free menstrual products to whoever needs them. The U.S. already has a lot of catching up to do,...

There’s racism in our food system, too. Here’s how to combat it.

If you care deeply about both environmental and racial justice, the way food is produced in the U.S. is far, far from ideal.  To begin with, industrial...

Hospitals and healthcare workers plead for people to wear masks in emotional PSA

If you're looking for a way to thank healthcare workers for putting their lives on the line to keep communities safe during the coronavirus pandemic, here's an idea: Wear...

How to help with the Georgia Senate runoff elections

All eyes are on Georgia.  Voting rights advocates are still hard at work on the ground in the state, continuing to mobilize and educate voters as...

8 ways climate change is already impacting you

We've been warned about climate change for so long that it feels familiar, a constantly looming specter of doom up ahead. Like taxes or laundry, it's been a problem...

What people will be fighting over (online) this Black Friday

Black Friday is mostly online this year, which means we probably won’t see many viral clips of people getting in fights over plasma screen TVs at Walmart. But that doesn’t mean...

A beginner’s guide to urban foraging

Ever walk down the street and spot a particularly delicious-looking weed growing in a parking lot? Or walk through a park and think to yourself, "Those dandelions would make...

Trump lost. A divided America must move forward and reject Trumpism.

America is dazed and exhausted.  After four long years filled with lies, cruelty, and tragedy, Americans exerted their will, removing President Trump from office and electing Joe Biden. 

From pizza to playlists, here’s how to help people standing in line to vote

So, you've cast your ballot. Maybe you've already logged some hours of phone banking, you've made donations to candidates and advocacy organizations, and you've checked on the people in...

5 things to know if you want to become a single parent by choice

In Party for One, Mashable explores single life in 2020, from Carly Rae Jepsen’s iconic single anthems to the beauty of alone time, and the fascinating history behind the single...

How this initiative amplifies the voting power of people with past convictions

Traditional get out the vote campaigns might be missing an unexpected voting group ahead of this year's election, but a new social media strategy could fill the gap, both...
Instagram changes breast holding policy after #IWantToSeeNyome campaign

Instagram changes breast holding policy after #IWantToSeeNyome campaign

Instagram is changing its nudity policy to combat the censorship of plus-size Black women on the platform. The change comes after the tireless campaigning of Nyomi Nicholas-Williams (@curvynyome...

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