Here's all the news we're reading today:
• A gunman killed two people in a Louisiana movie theater showing Trainwreck. Governor Bobby Jindal, presidential candidate and gun supporter said that he never imagined this would happen in Louisiana. Really? Why not? And your job is to plan for these possibilities. [New Civil Rights Movement]
On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss pop culture of the week, offering feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now.
Last night, the Providence Park stadium in Portland, Oregon was packed with the largest crowd ever to attend a National Women’s Soccer League game.
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Good morning, Bitch readers! Here’s the news on my radar this Thursday.
• In New York, The Fight for $15 Campaign has won fast-food workers a raise in minimum wage. Wages in the state will increase augment, impacting over 180,000 people who currently earn $8.75 an hour. [The Nation & NYDOL]
It’s hard out here for Black nerds—and for films made about them.
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra is marking her American debut with ABC’s new series Quantico, which premieres this September.
It’s Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening mid-week:
• Neither Bernie Sanders nor Martin O’Malley showed any solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter when activists interrupted the Netroots Nation 2015 Conference this weekend. [New Republic]