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Top 5 Reads: Women’s History Month Edition

By March 24, 2016 News No Comments

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We’re focusing on Women’s History Month for this edition of Top 5 Reads, but using it as an opportunity to highlight five women in the media who are talking back and absolutely killing it in the process. Who would you add? Tell us in the comments!

Amy Goodman

As host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman has long been a journalistic beacon in a world of click-bait. Here, she tells CNN’s Brian Stelter about why the network’s Trump coverage is part of the problem:

Melissa Harris-Perry

The cancellation of her eponymous show on MSNBC was a huge blow to network news. We can’t wait to see what she does next, but in the meantime, here’s a very smart requiem.

Samantha Bee

If you’re not watching her TBS show Full Frontal, you’re wasting your time. Not only is her criticism incisive and witty, she’s also putting a spotlight on female-centric stories that don’t get nearly the time they should on major news networks. Here’s one of our favorites:

Akilah Johnson

My Afrocentric Life Akilah Johnson

“My Afrocentric Life” by Akilah Johnson

This 15-year-old from Washington, D.C. won February’s Doodle 4 Google contest for her piece, “My Afrocentric Life” which Google featured this week. Learn more about Akilah and her inspiration here.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Tatyana FazlalizadehWe love the way Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is using media to campaign against street harassment and female stereotypes. In fact, we named her our very first LAMP Luminary.