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Excerpt from BUST's full interview with Stacey Abrams by Amber Tamblyn The 2020 Census deadline is September 30th. It's not too late! It's quick and easy! Complete the survey here. #GetCounted You’ve been working very hard to encourage people to fill out the 2020 census. I don’t think I knew how important it was until I had seen interviews with you about it . You did an event recently with my friend America Ferrera [regarding the Census], and she said, “You need to come hear Stacey, she’s so...
Today is the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s lynching. On August 28, 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicagoan visiting family in Money, Mississippi, was violently lynched for allegedly flirting with a white woman a few days earlier. Four days prior, shop owner Carolyn Bryant claimed that Till flirted with her while in her store, with different accounts claiming different things on Till’s part. Four days later, Roy Bryant—Carolyn’s husband—and his brother J.W. Milam showed up at Till’s uncle’s home, demanding to see him. According to History.com, the pair...

Breastfeeding is one of the best preventative natural medicines: it has the power to reduce the risk of respiratory infections, Type II diabetes, and asthma, and provides many other health benefits. However, not all women are able to do so: Black women are significantly less likely to breastfeed than any race. Data collated by the CDC demonstrates that compared to 75% of white women, only 58.9% of Black women breastfeed their children, and this has been the case for over 40 years. To illuminate the...
The Black Lives Matter protests were ignited earlier this year following the death of George Floyd, and the protests have started again after the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake, who was shot multiple times in the back, was left paralyzed, and his lawyer said it would be a miracle if he ever walked again. This shooting has sparked new outrage and it has led the WNBA to postpone their game in order to make a statement about the shooting of Blake and...
  Last week, we celebrated 100 years of the 19th Amendment. Today, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Set in place by Congress and President Nixon on August 26, 1973, today marks the 47th anniversary of the official commemoration of the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights. Although the proclamation was made official in 1973, and has been issued every year by every president since, that is not where Women’s Equality Day began. On August 26, 1970, 20,000 women marched down New York City’s Fifth Avenue from...
Looking for a husband? Well look no further. An article from a 1958 issue of McCall’s magazine titled “129 Ways to Get A Husband” went viral online in 2018 when Facebook user Kim Marx-Kuczynski shared her vintage purchase. Now it is making the rounds again, and this time the BUST team saw it. Let’s just say it does not disappoint. The article features categories for your reading convenience including, but not limited to: “Where To Find Him,” “How To Let Him Know You’re There,” “How To Look Good To...
Milana Vayntrub might not be a name that you recognize, but you’ve probably seen her before. Since 2013, she has been appearing in AT&T commercials as Lily, a saleswoman. While she is best known for her commercial work, she has also appeared on This Is Us and is also the voice for Squirrel Girl on Marvel's New Warriors. Recently, Vayntrub has been appearing in AT&T commercials again and has gotten a lot of gross comments. Many people have begun sexualizing her in the comments of her...
Content warning: This article discusses graphic violence against trans women In the year 2020, there has been an unprecedented amount of violence against trans women, particularly trans women of color. Unfortunately, we saw the epidemic of violence against trans people highlighted once again last week on Monday when three trans women of color were attacked and robbed. The three trans women were Eden Estrada, AKA Eden the Doll on YouTube, and her friends Joslyn Flawless and Jaslene Whiterose. On Monday night, they were waiting for an Uber...

Over the past few weeks, Belarus has witnessed an unprecedented amount of resistance as citizens protest police brutality and the controversial election of dictator President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled for the past 26 years. At the forefront of these rallies are thousands of women who have organized themselves into a leaderless movement that is sweeping across the country: and they’re calling themselves “the Women in White.” In the violent upheaval following the recent election, in which Lukashenko was named the winner in a vote that...
Investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and suffragette Ida B. Wells is being honored in a temporary art installation at Union Station in Washington D.C. next week. The ode to Wells comes in the form of a 1,000 square foot mosaic. As a way to commemorate 100 years of women gaining the right to vote, the portrait of Wells will be made up of hundreds of other women who fought in the suffrage movement. A huge new Ida B. Wells mosaic in Union Station will honor the...