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From bitch email dispatch:

  1. Brown Girls appeared onscreen. [OpenTV]
  2. The newly-announced Poetry Coalition gathered to defend the value of poetry and poets to American culture. [Academy of American Poets]
  3. NASA and the National Parks Service went rogue. [NPR]
  4. Jack Jones Literary Arts combatted the whiteness and elitism of the writers retreat by announcing their own retreat exclusively for women of color (with 11 fully funded scholarships to boot). [Jack Jones Literary Arts]
  5. CultureStrike went to the real Coachella to talk to the immigrant communities that live in the Coachella valley year-round about their fight against environmental racism. [CultureStrike]
  6. Beyoncé announced her Formation Scholars program. [Instagram]
  7. 7Get Out came out and Jordan Peele became the first Black director and writer to have a debut film hit over $100 million at the box office. [Bitch Media]
  8. Moonlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. [Bitch Media]
  9. Bill O’Reilly was fired. [New York Magazine]
  10. Milo Yiannopoulos lost his book deal. [Bitch Media]
  11. Tomi Lahren was banned from The Blaze. [New York Magazine]
  12. Lemonade13thAtlanta, and O.J.: Made in Americawon Peabody Awards. [Hollywood Reporter]
  13. An unprecedented number of women are planning to run for office. [New York Magazine]
  14. The “Day Without a Woman” protests happened across the world. [Bitch Media]
  15. Viola Davis finally got her Oscar. [Bitch Media]
  16. Beyoncé announced that her family will be growing by two. [Bitch Media]
  17. Hidden Figures busted box office expectations, and... [The Atlantic]
  18. Hidden Figuresauthor, Margot Lee Shetterly, announced two more books up her sleeve that we cannot wait to read. [Refinery29]
  19. Serena Williams proved again she’s the GOAT. [Hindustan Times]
  20. Punching a Nazi became the “meme to end all memes.” [The Washington Post]
  21. More than 600 cities organized in the name of science. [MarchforScience.com]
  22. Rocker Ike Reilly released bluesy anti-travel ban song, “Bolt Cutter.” [Rolling Stone]
  23. Thanks, Netflix. Dear White People came back as a series. [Vulture]
  24. #GoodMuslimBadMuslim duo won “Activists of the Year” award for APA Heritage Month. [Twitter]
  25. Bye, Girls. The End. [Vulture]
  26. Pioneering female artists emerged during women’s history month. [ArtNet]
  27. The Associated Press added the singular use of “they” as an approved pronoun in its style guide. [Buzzfeed]
  28. Ijeoma Oluo made it possible for us never to hear another mention of Rachel Dolezal again. [The Stranger]
  29. I Am Not Your Negro aired in theaters across the country and was nominated for an Oscar. [Rotten Tomatoes]
  30. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the 1964 CRA extends protections to those experiencing bias based on sexuality. [Colorlines]
  31. Lizzogave possibly the best performance we’ve ever seen at SXSW. [NPR]
  32. Ellen celebrated 20 years since her coming out episode… and Michelle Obama offered her personal congratulations. [People]
  33. These gender-neutral swimsuits made summertime a whole lot better for a whole lot of people. [Kickstarter]
  34. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington, D.C. filed its first lawsuit against Trump three days after his inauguration, accusing him of violating the emoluments clause. To date it has filed nearly 100 ethics complaints against the Trump administration. [New York Daily News]
  35. More people started listening to Representative Maxine Waters. [Twitter]
  36. The Women’s March, in all of its complexities, was the largest single day of protests in American history. [WomensMarch.com]
  37. Millions watched in health-insured awe as Paul Ryan failed miserably to destroy Obamacare. (Those were good times...) [The Washington Post]
  38. Melissa McCarthy played Sean "Spicey" Spicer on SNL. The late-night comedy show posted its highest ratings in 20 years. [Youtube]
  39. Sales of protest supplies, such as poster board and markers, went up (and stayed up) more than 30 percent. Foam board sales are up 42 percent. [Bloomberg]
  40. Visits to sites of former Japanese-American internment camps, like Manzanar, reached an all-time high. [Mother Jones]
  41. The folks at O’Miami broke the Google algorithm for an interactive community project designed to feature the poetry of incarcerated individuals. [Miami New Times]
  42. Coverage of 26-year-old Brittany Chávez’s ShopLatinx, a database of 200 Latinx-owned businesses, picked up steam. [Remezcla]
  43. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary reminded us that we’ve had a singular, gender-neutral pronoun since 1934. [Merriam-Webster]
  44. Plus, their latest tweets have been deconstructing alternative facts. [Twitter]
  45. Under the Raise the Age initiative, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a reform so that 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer be tried as adults in New York State. [RaiseTheAgeNy.com]