Madeleine Thomas

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Food

What happened to America’s black farmers?

In 1920, black farmers represented 14 percent of U.S. farmers; today, they make up less than 2 percent.

Babe Alert!

Earth Day doesn’t suck this year, thanks to Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup comes alongside two green holidays, depending on what (or how) you like to celebrate.

Food

How can we stop farmer suicides?

Even decades after the farm crisis, the profession still has one of the highest suicide rates.

Babe Alert!

8 rad ladies who aren’t running for president (and one who is): It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

Hillary's bid for president has taken over the interwebs this week, but we've got a few more women just as worthy of your attention.

Babe Alert!

A Thai activist, reformed investment banker, and feminist beer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a marine scientist building a coral sperm bank and a Detroit public schools worker.

Babe Alert!

A bishop, a sex-ed trailblazer, and the Notorious RBG herself: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes an Afrofuturist hip-hop duo and fearless South Korean seafood divers.

Far Out

THEESatisfaction makes music about the planet that actually sounds good

The ladies behind rap duo THEESatisfaction break down a few choice cuts on their latest album, EarthEE.

Babe Alert!

A pop music icon, a safe sex advocate, and a Navy veteran-turned-farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a group of young Girl Scouts and a jewelry-making gynecologist.

Half-Shell Hero

How to talk (and eat) like an oyster pro

Here’s a quick cheat sheet so you can hang with the cool kids next time you visit the raw bar.

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