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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Navient is canceling $1.7 billion in student loans after accusations of predatory lending

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Finally, Biden supports changing the filibuster

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Maya Angelou is coming to a quarter near you

How I'd Fix It

Government IDs are oppressive and intrusive. Here’s how I’d fix it.

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Jan. 6 could not have happened without Big Tech

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Slacker’s Syllabus: What To Know If You’re Arrested At A Protest

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Is Joe Biden living in the same universe as the rest of us?

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Youth of color are tired of Biden’s empty climate promises

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Voting rights may push Biden to finally support abolishing the filibuster

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Ohio just passed a new anti-abortion law

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These young activists are battling all-knowing tech

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Slacker’s Syllabus: Beijing Olympics Controversy

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Trump is suing the New York attorney general to stop investigating his company

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Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to violating George Floyd’s civil rights

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Employers left workers to die during the Midwest tornadoes

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Slacker’s Syllabus: Garment Workers’ Rights

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Pressure is mounting on Biden to cancel student loans

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Slacker’s Syllabus: The BDS Movement

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Biden just signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Here’s what that means for you.

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Michael Tubbs was once a rising Democratic star. Then he lost a bitter re-election