Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor is a staff writer for Mic's Current section, where she focuses on justice in all forms. Through news briefs, essays, and reported features, Vanessa covers politics, technology, and identity, particularly Black Muslim womanhood. She is also the founder of The Drinking Gourd, a literary magazine, and NAZAR, a newsletter that explores everything wrong with surveillance. Vanessa is based in Philadelphia, although Minnesota will always be home. You can follow her on Twitter at @BaconTribe or see more of her work at https://taylorv.contently.com/.

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Lindsey Graham threw a tantrum at Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing

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Trump says climate change is just “a thing called weather”

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Slacker’s Syllabus: E-carceration

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Republicans will make Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing as uncomfortable as possible

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What we know about Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia

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Disney employees are planning a week of walkouts over the Don’t Say Gay bill

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The Senate unanimously passed a bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

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Idaho passed a “copycat” of Texas’s vigilante abortion ban

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Slacker’s Syllabus: Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

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Slacker’s Syllabus: NATO

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At last, lynching might be a federal hate crime

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Ukrainians are using TikTok to directly call out Putin

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Slacker’s Syllabus: Misinformation and Disinformation

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How Maya Cade turned a Twitter thread into a sprawling archive for Black films

Slacker's Syllabus

Slacker’s Syllabus: Ketanji Brown Jackson

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Biden is going for Putin’s economic jugular

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In Ukraine, scenes of violence and fear as Russian troops barge in

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Hate crime convictions will never be enough to address murders like Ahmaud Arbery’s

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The Supreme Court will decide if discrimination against LGBTQ+ people counts as free speech

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A new archive is finally giving everyday Black women the reverence they deserve