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  1. Bellingcat

    A group of international volunteers who are using pioneering online research techniques to investigate world events — from Mexican drug lords and crimes against humanity, to tracking the use of chemical weapons and conflicts worldwide.

    Current Events
  2. Celebrating Pride at Automattic: “Every Person and Voice Has the Opportunity to Be Heard”

    In the final chapter of our Pride Month series, we talk to Niesha Sweet, from Automattic’s HR team, about Pride, DEI work, and more.

    Culture
  3. The Code of Silence Ends Here

    “You may not have the power to fire a bad cop, but you must make it clear to your unprofessional peers that racism and abuse of power are not tolerated. They make your job more difficult and they endanger your safety every day.”

    Current Events
  4. Sarah Cooper’s 10,000 Hours

    “Befitting a 10,000 hour journey that constantly saw experimentation (tweeting, writing, drawing, open mics, stand-ups, acting) the groundwork was laid for Cooper’s next breakthrough via a new platform: Tik Tok.” Trung T. Phan examines the rise of comedian and Trump lip-sync master Sarah Cooper.

    Current Events
  5. Open Americas

    Open Americas encourages open, respectful debate around social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. “We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs.”

    Commentary
  6. Five Books Exploring Race in America

    We look at the authors of five books discussing race in America.

    Books
  7. An Open Letter to Computing Community

    “We know the compounding effect brought by feelings of isolation on one’s spirit as the ‘only’ in a meeting, within a boardroom, on a committee, in a research lab, or in a classroom.”

    Current Events
    Photo by Marta Branco
  8. “Making space for another viewpoint does not negate yours. Quite the opposite — it provides more context and framework for your own experience.” (Kiara Goodwin, The Everygirl)

    Commentary
  9. Black Lives Matter: Six Poems

    Poetry can often channel grief, pain, solidarity, and resistance in ways that everyday language can’t.

    Culture
    Photo by Lorie Shaull (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  10. On Injustice, Inequality, and Being Black in America: A Reading List

    Personal posts, essays, and interviews by Black writers, bloggers, and thinkers, compiled by our editorial team.

    Commentary
    Photo by Markus Spiske
  11. Age of Revolutions

    For those who find it helpful to look at history to better understand current events, Age of Revolutions is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on episodes of political unrest and social upheaval.

    Current Events
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  12. Meg Guliford on being a black grad student right now: “I’m disappointed with and disheartened by the institutional expectation that pressing forward with little interruption while trying to process all this heartbreak is healthy.”

    Academia
  13. You Need A Budget

    On their blog, the You Need a Budget team shares posts full of practical information around personal finance and budgeting, with a more recent focus on people who’ve been affected by recent shocks to the global economy.

    Business
  14. Help Colorado Now

    Help Colorado Now is a hub to organize health care professionals, volunteers, supplies, and monetary and blood donations to help people across the US state of Colorado during the COVID-19 crisis.

    Current Events
  15. Not Every Pandemic Is the Black Death

    Dr. Eleanor Janega, a Medievalist, dives deep into the history of pandemics and dispels common mistakes about one of the most notorious (and deadly) ones — the 14th-century Black Death.

    Current Events