• The Justice Department released new rules that aim to reduce unfair profiling among federal agents. Under the new rules, federal agents cannot consider religion, national origin, gender and sexual orientation in their investigations. [New York Times]
• Janelle Monae is going to sing a song on Sesame Street! I REPEAT: JANELLE MONAE IS GOING TO SING A SONG ON SESAME STREET! And, judging from this behind-the-scenes video, it will be great. [Colorlines]
Here's all the feminist news on our radar this morning.
• In the past few years, numerous states have instituted laws banning abortion after 20 weeks. A court ruled Arizona's version of the abortion ban unconstitutional—today the Supreme Court passed on hearing that case, so the ban will have to be changed or struck down. [New York Times]
• The idea of "food gentrification" was getting a lot of discussion Friday on Twitter. Read through the insightful and funny comments on the #foodgentrification feed, but here's one from Bitch contributor Soleil Ho, "#foodgentrification is using white faces to sell products picked and grown and invented by POC." [Twitter]
• The Obama administration finally agrees that zero-tolerance policies in schools have lead to an absurd number of arrests and expulsions of minority students for nonviolent offenses. At long last, law enforcement should be a "last resort" for discipline in schools, the administration's new guidelines say. [New York Times]
• Syria is the most deadly place in the world for journalists. A new book recounts the work and death of legendary war correspondent Marie Colvin, who died while on assignment in Syria last winter. [Mother Jones]