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Beyond Saying Her Name

May 20, 2015
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#SayHerName: Toward a Gender Inclusive Analysis of State Violence report’s release is timed to support mobilization for a National Day of Action on Black Women and Girls called by Black Youth Project 100, Ferguson Action, and #BlackLivesMatter on May 21st. It is intended to serve as a resource for the media, organizers, researchers, policy...
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Introducing Nina Sharma

May 12, 2015
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Introducing Nina Sharma

NINA SHARMA is a writer from Edison, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in Teachers & Writers Magazine, Drunken Boat, Certain Circuits Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, and Ginosko Literary Journal. She recently was awarded a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center and nominated for a Pushcart Prize for...
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Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

April 24, 2015
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TFW celebrates Collective member Tanisha C. Ford on the publication of her new book!! — From the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s through antiapartheid activism in the 1980s and beyond, black women have used their clothing, hair, and style not simply as a fashion statement but as a powerful tool...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: EXTENSION for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

April 17, 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Each of these pieces provide important insight into the discussion and we are grateful for your courage to share your work with us.  We have received a number of requests for an extension...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Capitalism, College Feminisms, Colonialism, Culture, Disability, domestic violence, Economy, Education, Ethnicity, Featured, Feminism, Fiction, Film, Health, Heteronormativity, History, Immigration, intersectionality, Justice, LGBTQI, Love, media, Militarization, New Media, Patriarchy, Poetry, Politics, Popular Culture, Poverty, Privilege, Racism, Region, Religion, Sexism, sexual violence, Sexuality, Sports, Stereotypes, Television, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness, Work, World, Writing, Youth | Comments Off

TFW’s Co-Founder Tamura A. Lomax Invited to The Harvard Kennedy School

April 6, 2015
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The Feminist Wire‘s own Tamura A. Lomax, co-founder, will be participating in the 11th Annual Black Policy Conference at The Harvard Kennedy School this week. She will be moderating a panel on race, police militarization, and accountability. If you are in the area, please come out.
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Can the Somali Speak?: Open Letter to Dr. Markus Hoehne and the Somaliland Journal of African Studies

April 6, 2015
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It is with grave concern that we, the undersigned Somali academics, researchers, students, writers, activists, community members and our non-Somali academic and activist allies, write to you today. We are deeply troubled by the extraordinary omission of Somali academics and researchers from the board of editors, international advisory board, and published authors of the...
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TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons Receives Sterling Brown Professorship at Williams College

March 31, 2015
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TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons was invited to be the Sterling Brown Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College during the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year by Professor James Manigault-Bryant, Associate Professor of African Studies and Chair of Africana Studies.
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis to Speak at Purdue

March 30, 2015
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TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis will be speaking at her doctoral alma mater, Purdue University, on a panel entitled "Champions OUT Loud" during the "Championing Equality: LGBTQ Athletes & Allies" event today at 6 pm in Fowler Hall.
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TFW salutes Collective Member Aimee Meredith Cox on the publication of her new book: Shapeshifters

March 27, 2015
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“In Shapeshifters Aimee Meredith Cox explores how young Black women in a Detroit homeless shelter contest stereotypes, critique their status as partial citizens, and negotiate poverty, racism, and gender violence to create and imagine lives for themselves. Based on eight years of fieldwork at the Fresh Start shelter, Cox shows how the shelter’s residents—who...
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TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Publishes Blue Talk and Love

March 20, 2015
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TFW congratulates Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D. on the publication of her new short story collection entitled Blue Talk and Love!
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