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100 Must-Read YA Novels in Verse

<i>While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several</i> …

Books

Africapitalism: empowering people works much better than giving them aid

I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient.<p>While all assistance is to be acknowledged and …

9 Tina Fey Quotes That Will Make You Love Her Even More

On Wednesday, May 18, Tina Fey turns 46. With every birthday, the actress, comedian, writer and producer becomes funnier—and wiser, too.<p>We’re …

The Stigma of Being Black and Mentally Ill

How racism is preventing me from getting the help I need.<p>I'm a 29-year-old well-educated African-American woman stuck in a depressive spiral. The challenges of paying for care–while anticipating racism and stigma– make finding someone to help me manage my mental health issues daunting at best, and …

The Strange Relationship Between Mexican Drug Cartels and Instagram

Loads of cash. Gold-plated guns. Pet tigers.<p>If you want to know what the narco-trafficking life is like, you only need to load up Instagram or …

Lebanon, the next failed state?

Wracked by political paralysis and overwhelmed by refugees, can Beirut cope? This week's guest on DW's Conflict Zone is the Lebanese Foreign Minister …

Howard Journalism Students Are Fact-Checking Myths About African-Americans

Howard University’s School of Communications recently launched the first fact-checking service dedicated entirely to claims about the …

A Global Divide Emerging On Education Around The World

A global division in attitudes towards education and re-skilling is creating an even greater divide between emerging and so-called emerging economies. A global survey of 8,700 young people in nine developed countries and developing countries including U.S., Germany, France, U.K., Australia, Brazil, …

Barbie's Problem Is Far Beyond Skin-Deep

As a girl, playing Barbies with my sister was a favorite activity—dressing them, undressing them, popping off their heads, snickering at our father …

How to Write to Your Rapist

At a certain point, language was all I had.<p>Some of us are brave enough to publicly out those who've sexually assaulted us. Most are not. Instead, we obsess over Detective Olivia Benson, we Netflix every sensationalized Investigation Discovery show about stalked women, we cringe every time our …

U.S. court hears arguments on transgender student using boys' bathroom

RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday over whether a high school in Virginia should be ordered to allow a transgendered student to use the boys’ bathroom, even though he was born a biological female.<p>The student, Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old junior at Gloucester …

Women's Agenda - News for professional women

I had dinner recently with a group of friends when someone confessed she was feeling increasingly angry about something that had happened at work a …

The L.A. teen apocalypse that never came

Twenty years ago, Los Angeles was a pretty dangerous place to grow up. In many neighborhoods, kids were joining gangs, dying in drive-by and street shootings, and getting locked up. Seemingly everyone thought an even bloodier teen apocalypse was imminent.<p>Headlines in this newspaper predicted that …