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General Electric once employed about 30,000 people in the upstate New York city but decades of downsizing have eroded job security and transformed lives
From Roxane Gay’s pop-up magazine Unruly Bodies.
Stuck in a legal gray area, some cannabis companies are facing raids – and seizure of all their assets
The divides between “Washington” and “D.C.” play out in everyday life for many of D.C.’s black residents, often out of sight of the more socially visible denizens of the nation’s capital.
Some men say that things aren’t that bad for women anymore. I am not sure whether to laugh or scream. Because the fact that things are better doesn’t mean the scales have tipped in our favor.
The stories of Failure Week are here to help remind us that the world doesn’t end when something goes horribly wrong, and that we can learn as much from life’s disasters as its successes.
As legalization spreads, so do calls to ease sentences for those convicted of possessing pot.
In 2014, the world turned to Ferguson. From mourning emerged a coalition of activists proclaiming that black lives matter and fighting for life and love. The Guardian spoke to 18 leaders about what has changed and what has not … yet
Part of a Mic essay series that looks at how people who get periods consciously — or subconsciously — mark the passage of time, not by days, but by when Aunt Flo arrives for a visit.
The resistance remains strong in these first 100 days. But as the Hulu adaptation of Atwood’s dystopic novel warns, there always remains the risk of submitting to fascism.
These are high times for pot in America.
The possibility that the Trump Administration and a cooperative, Republican-led Congress will soon drastically alter birth control options has many women calling their gynecologists.
It might be too late for Williamsburg, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy – but in Crown Heights, tenants have learned a few tricks to prevent the social cleansing of their neighbourhood. Can they succeed where the rest of Brooklyn failed?
How Great Man theory allows us to abdicate collective responsibility
The president and the GOP are marketing an assault on women as noble.
Donald and Hillary epitomize old and modern New York City
Scientists are still researching the role that racism plays in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women.
“It’s something I can’t go a day without thinking about,” Jessica Simpkins told Mic about the psychological damage she has from being sexually assaulted by her pastor in 2008, when she was just 15.
“Industry likes to say, ‘We’ve been doing this for years, it’s not new technology, trust us, we know what we’re doing,’” said Brad Kelley, a professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Virginia Tech. “But that doesn’t mean the regulation or the oversight is really there.”