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Imani Gandy
Imani Gandy

Dear Alyssa Milano: Will You Be My Co-Conspirator?

Firing off some tweets, circulating petitions, giving speeches, and raising awareness about various issues is a perfectly admirable and safe endeavor. But if you really want to help LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and everyone who lives in the intersections of those identities, we need you to do more.

Black Women Had a Good Year—or Did We?

Cynthia Greenlee

We may have gained unprecedented political power, literary accolades, and foundation that truly matches our skin tones, but we are still at the bottom of too many health indicators and too many ladders to social and economic mobility to call 2017 a win.

[Photo: Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar speak at the Values Voter Summit.]

In late January, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a citywide ordinance in Fayetteville outlawing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, employment, and public accommodations. It was just the latest blow for activists in a battle that began four years ago.

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