How one woman’s yard sign became a rallying cry for allies

[ad_1] It was a cold night in November 2016 when I first saw the sign.  Long runs in the winter darkness were my response to post-election anxiety. Music both angry (DJ Shadow’s Nobody Speak) and somber (Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker) provided the soundtrack as I chewed over the president-elect’s racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, fact-denying…

Beyoncé shares open letter calling for charges in Breonna Taylor case

[ad_1] Beyoncé Knowles published an open letter to Louisville attorney general Daniel Cameron on Sunday demanding that the officers who shot and killed Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged. Taylor, a 26-year-old EMT and Louisville resident, was killed in March by Louisville police officers Jonathan Mattingly, Myles Cosgrove, and Brett Hankison, who were executing a…

Mayor Muriel Bowser on how D.C.’s stunning Black Lives Matter mural came about

[ad_1] By now, you’ll have likely seen the stunning photos of Washington D.C.’s Black Lives Matter mural on a road leading up to the White House. Amid nationwide protests after the police killing of George Floyd, a group of people were spotted painting the words “Black Lives Matter” in huge yellow letters across two blocks…

Sofie Hagen on fat activism and taking up space in a fatphobic world

[ad_1] This article has been published to coincide with an episode of Mashable’s new podcast, History Becomes Her. Sofie Hagen is a Danish comedian who co-created the Guilty Feminist podcast with Deborah Frances White. Hagen is non-binary and uses pronouns she/they/he.  Hagen is a fat acceptance campaigner and plus size fashion designer, who speaks candidly…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts inciting violence

[ad_1] Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to incite violence at George Floyd protests against police brutality, in some cases urging members…