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• Influential novelist Harper Lee has passed away at age 89. There are so many lines from To Kill a Mockingbird that still resonate today. Here's one: “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” [Guardian]
• The Captured Project asked people in prison to paint portraits of individuals they felt should be in prison: CEOs of companies that are destroying the environment and the economy. [Captured]
• How did South Dakota become such a nightmare place for transgender kids? [Autostraddle]
• Two women who run tech companies penned some observations about how the language we use to describe start-ups is overtly male-centric. [Medium]
• Tampa police officers refused to work security for a Beyoncé concert, saying her song “Formation” is “anti-cop.” [The Grio]
• Black Lives Matter activists met with President Obama and talked about police brutality and prison reform. [The Advocate]
• The fear around the ZIka virus shines a spotlight on how most Latin American women have little access to birth control, few legal abortion rights, and face rampant sexual violence. [LA Times]