Trending: News Round-Up from Brown Girls Only

  • The TODAY Show censored Janelle Monáe when she began to talk about police brutality during Wondaland’s performance of “Hell You Talmabout.”
  • Rapper Sofia Ashraf speaks out against Unilever mercury poisoning in Kodaikanal, India to the tune of “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj.

#SayHerName: In 2015, up to 12 trans women of color have been fatal victims to LGBT+ hate crimes . Here’s the story of India Clarke, who was murdered and left for dead in a park in Tampa Bay, Florida. To make matters worse, some media outlets and police officers are misgendering Clarke.

  • Check out Affinity Magazine: the social justice magazine for young adults that’s slaying Twitter.
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