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  1. Black History Month: Who Has Influenced and Inspired You?

    For Black History Month, Automatticians honor the people who’ve made a difference in their lives.

    Culture
  2. “Monotony Is a Luxury”: A Reading List of Black Writers and Journalists

    Read powerful writing from black writers and journalists in this reading list.

    Authors
  3. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  4. 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).
  5. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  6. 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).
  7. Critical Geekery: Talking Representation in Pop Culture with the Nerds of Color

    The writers at The Nerds of Color discuss their favorite shows, shifts in the media landscape, and supporting inclusive entertainment.

    Comics
    Part of a panel from the comic book Goldie Vance, the source material for one of the Nerds' current favorite cartoons.
  8. “To learn, we have to be social”: Talking Twitter and Teaching with Tressie McMillan Cottom

    Tressie McMillan Cottom on Twitter and social change, the role of the digital in our lives, and why stories will always be important.

    Academia
    "Hashtag" by eccodallaluna (CC BY-SA 2.0).
  9. On Empathy and Identity: A Conversation with Liz Lin

    A conversation with Liz Lin of The Salt Collective about Asian American communities, the complexities of hyphenated identities, and the future of race relations in the United States.

    Diversity
    Photo by Don Hankins (CC BY 2.0)