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On Toni Cade Bambara and the Darren Wilson Jury Decision

November 25, 2014
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We are explicitly clear that our commitment to honoring Toni Cade Bambara is just what we need now and every other heinous time when Black life is met with treachery and murder.
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The Feminist Wire Celebrates Writer Toni Cade Bambara’s Life and Legacy In An Upcoming 75th Birthday Anniversary Forum

November 13, 2014
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.thefeministwire.com Curators/Editors: Heidi R. Lewis, Ph.D., and Aishah Shahidah Simmons     The Feminist Wire  (TFW) will host a ground breaking two-week online forum  ~ http://thefeministwire.com ~ in honor of TONI CADE BAMBARA (1939-1995), beginning on Monday, November 17, 2014. The forum is the first on-line celebration of Bambara, an award...
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Posted in Black life matters, Black Men, Black Women, Feminism, media, Politics, Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Uncategorized, Writing | 4 Comments »

TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

November 11, 2014
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Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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TFW’s Darnell L. Moore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Present at “Are The Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?” Conference

October 20, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30AM through Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:15PM, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University will convene “Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?  Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics,” a national conference. TFW’s Managing Co-Editor Darnell L. Moore and Associate Editor...
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TFW’s Heather Laine Talley Releases Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

October 16, 2014
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  Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance By Heather Laine Talley In the twenty-first century, appearance matters seemingly more than ever before. At the same time that “looking good” drives cosmetic surgery consumption, the threat of looking different inspires biomedical interventions too. Saving Face explores a wide-range of surgical interventions—from reconstructive surgery on...
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Editorial: In Solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and All Women Who Speak Out

October 15, 2014
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Editorial: In Solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and All Women Who Speak Out

This morning, we, along with many others, learned that feminist blogger and media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a scheduled talk at Utah State University (USU). We write today in solidarity with Anita Sarkeesian and with all women who speak out at great risk against sexual, gender, racial, class, and other...
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Are You Willing to Put “5″ on TFW?

October 7, 2014
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Are You Willing to Put “5″ on TFW?

The Feminist Wire just hit 50! We are so excited that more than 50,000 people have liked our Facebook page, which means thousands of readers have access to timely and forward-thinking articles, interviews, op-eds, and poetry. Over the next 5 days, we hope to expand our readership, reach, and resources. And we need your help! Please consider donating $5,...
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TFW’s Mecca Jamilah Sullivan reads at All About Skin celebration of women writers of color

October 4, 2014
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    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 5:00-7:30pm at La Casa Azul Bookstore 143 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029           TFW Associate Editor for Arts & Culture, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, joins noted fiction writers Chinelo Okparanta, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Ari Arsendorf, and Ivelisse Rodriguez at the New York City launch celebration for All...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson & Andrea Plaid at Atheists of Color “Moving Social Justice” Conference

September 20, 2014
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On October 11-12, the People of Color Beyond Faith network and Black Skeptics Group will host the first annual “Moving Social Justice” conference at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles.  The conference will feature panel discussions on race, intersectionality and atheism; prison pipelining and youth leadership; feminism(s) of color; confronting homophobia and transphobia in...
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Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

September 8, 2014
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Rotten to the Core: The NFL and Domestic Violence

By David J. Leonard and Monica J. Casper The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey found that fully a third of women in the United States have experienced partner violence. Authors of the study note that the long-term consequences and public health burdens are “substantial,” especially for women. And yet, while many feminist...
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  • Hunger Kwame Laughing Foto

    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
    stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister
    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
    Grace, Bambara; they could have called you that.

  • Stroller (A Screenplay) Black families and community

    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

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