Keeping Score: NAACP Sues Trump; N.M. Moves to Protect Abortion Access; Biden’s USPS Overhaul

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up.

This week: Chloe Zhao makes Golden Globe history; congresswomen fight for a living wage, and against the death penalty; House passes the Equality Act; Naomi Osaka wins fourth Grand Slam title; White House plans for an eight-year path to citizenship; and more!

Table for 12, Please: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, “The People’s Ambassador”

When President Biden announced Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his pick for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, he lauded her as a “seasoned and distinguished diplomat with 35 years in the foreign service who never forgot where she came from growing up in segregated Louisiana.”

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed Thomas-Greenfield by a vote of 78-20, marking a return to a career of foreign service where she excels.

“Madan Sara” Tells the Story of Haitian Women Both Ordinary and Extraordinary

“Madan Sara” centers Haitian women’s voices, perspectives and even policy recommendations to imagine a future in which Haitian businesswomen no longer operate on the margins.

“To talk about Madan Sara is to talk about Haitian women”—but it is also to talk about pressing issues like structural violence, government failures and resistance to neoliberalism that resonate throughout the Global South.

The Weekly Pulse: House Passes COVID Relief as U.S. Surpasses 500k Deaths

For The Weekly Pulse, we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.

In this edition, we observe the half a million American lives lost to COVID; update you on vaccination efforts both globally and domestically; and take a look at the state of reproductive rights.