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  1. 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
  2. Five Books Exploring Race in America

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

    Books
  3. 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)
  4. 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
  5. Blogging in the Time of Coronavirus: A Reading List

    Writing and art in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

    Art
    "Social distancing, Florida-style." Sarasota-based artist and photographer Neil Murray publishes sketches from his "Virus Diaries" series.
  6. Tell Us How Your Site Is Adapting to COVID-19

    With a pandemic raging across the entire world, many are finding solace in their online communities.

    Current Events
  7. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  8. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

    Art
    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  9. Why We March: Reflections from Women’s Marches

    Millions of people marched on January 21, 2017, to oppose the new Trump administration in the US — and wrote about (or photographed or sketched) the experience.

    Current Events
    The National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Women's March on Washington (photo from four twenty nine).
  10. The Posts That Moved Us in 2016: Current Events

    A selection of powerful writing that came out of the year’s tragedies and conflicts.

    Commentary
    Demonstration in London, March 2016. Photo by Ron F. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  11. To the Polls! Four Takes on the US and UK Political Scenes

    Recent editors’ picks on the political scenes in the United States and United Kingdom.

    Current Events
    "Polling Place" by Bryan Jones (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
  12. “The Club Became Like a Home” — Reflections on Orlando

    Bloggers speak out about the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016.

    Commentary
    "Orlando" by Jennifer Nichole Wells
  13. Congrats, 2016 World Press Photo Contest Winners!

    The World Press Photo Foundation honors the best photojournalists in the world — here’s a selection of some of the most poignant images among this year’s winners.

    Current Events
    Members of a Brazilian citizen journalism collective document police activity in a Rio de Janeiro favela. Sebastián Liste, Spain, 2015, Noor.
  14. “I Am Interested in Human Stories”: Iain Akerman on the Alternative Scenes of the Middle East

    Westerners often see the Middle East as synonymous with war and strife. Iain Akerman has devoted his career to uncovering the region’s multifaceted underground cultures.

    Culture