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A Review of Koblitz’s “Sex and Herbs and Birth Control”

September 9, 2014
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By Tiffany Lamoreaux Addressing an Iowa audience in August 2014, Republican Rand Paul claimed that the GOP was not interested in banning birth control. Instead, Paul claimed, the “war on women” is simply an exaggerated and/or made-up narrative perpetuated by Democrats. Never mind that Paul had, as recently as 2013, co-sponsored personhood legislation that...
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Love Note: Renewed Hunger

September 9, 2014
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Life, vitality, uncertainty—that’s the terrain you tread on when you rid yourself of comforts that your sickness afforded you.
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Three Poems by Samiya Javed

September 5, 2014
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You're a King and I'm a Lionheart

By Samiya Javed   “You’re a King and I’m a Lion-heart” *     I’d rather you curse your stars than curse my mother’s overburdened limbs. Sixteen years and counting. The blood, sweat, and the all-purpose oil are enmeshed in the fall of her sari which is the only thing she has close to...
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Not all Black women.

September 4, 2014
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Nikki Patin

By Nikki Patin Fat? Nope. You’re too unhealthy. Poor? Nope. You don’t know how to manage your money. Light and got the nerve to say anything about the discomfort of ambiguity? Nope. Tragic mulatto, whining like a tired, yellow siren. Dark and got the nerve to say something about the discomfort of marginality? Nope....
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Let Our Ears Tingle with Truth

September 4, 2014
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By Keri Day Victor Hugo powerfully stated, “The guilty one is not he who commits the sin in the dark, but he who causes the darkness.” There is structural and systemic darkness in this country. Womanist scholar Emilie Townes refers to this structural darkness as cultural productions of evil. Evil as a theological or...
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“When are we going to wake up?” Anti-Blackness, Police Power, and Profit

September 4, 2014
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By Beryl Satter  “…a black woman, Mrs. Jones, wrote to Mayor Daley because her son was beaten to death by several white cops…over a traffic violation.  … a young …mother, Mrs. Anderson, was killed by a young white cop…as she stood screaming for help at her front door.  The police superintendent took no action…....
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Bringing “All” to the Tent of Communal Healing

September 3, 2014
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Worshippers are overcome by their religion during a christian tent revival in Great Falls, Montana.

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes   Inspired by the story of a Black enslaved woman, Margaret Garner, Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved explores the narrative of Sethe, who killed her daughter Beloved to protect her from the racialized and sexualized violence of slavery. After leaving her former plantation—Sweet Home—and rejected, Beloved’s ghost returns from the grave...
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What More Can I Say? (A prose-poem on antiblackness)

September 3, 2014
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By C. Riley Snorton “…he grammar of their suffering–was indeed an ethical grammar. Perhaps it is the only ethical grammar…for it draws our attention not to how space and time are used and abused by enfranchised and violently powerful interests, but to the violence that underwrites the modern world’s capacity to think, act, and...
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Video Feature: List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege by Nicole Shantè White

September 3, 2014
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By Nicole Shantè  White   This creative visual addresses queer invisibility by encompassing the intricacies of the Gay Liberation manifesto and the Black Panther Party’s manifesto. Originally inspired by Sofia Snow’s “List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege, emerging author Nicole Shantè White uses the bed as a metaphor for the casket people...
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Daddy’s Little Bluebird, Daddy’s Little Girl

September 2, 2014
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R.B. Stuart

I hadn't known it then, but my only protector had died. And so did my childhood.
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