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Three Poems to End Domestic Violence

January 30, 2015
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By Stephanie Carter   under his control   sweet lullabies, he watches you dreaming. only so he can destroy them when you hit reality, as he nearly crushes your head to the Floor. please wake up befOre moRning comes, please sTay in contact with the sun, it’s the Only thing that knOws how to...
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Buff, Black, Tattooed, and Feminist: On the Utility of a Bro-Feminist

January 26, 2015
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By Marquis Bey A feminist friend of mine—a 4’10” queer white woman—jokingly mocks my “bro-ness,” that is to say, my proclivity to throw around weights in the gym; my love for hip-hop; my boilerplate outfit for almost every day of the week: DC sneakers, sweatpants, black tank top, and bandana; and my eleven tattoos....
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Men, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Feminism, Heteronormativity, masculinity, Men of Color, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sports, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness, Work | 7 Comments »

Can the Side Chick Speak?: Side Chicks Re(Thot)

January 22, 2015
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By Samantha Crook Now that the “year of the side chick” has come to a close, let’s resolve to have a more “thotful” side chick discourse in 2015. On Urban Dictionary, “iamwifey” defines side chick as, “The other woman; also known as the mistress; a female that is neither a male’s wife or girlfriend...
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Posted in Activism, Black Men, Black Women, College Feminisms, Culture, Feminism, Heteronormativity, History, intersectionality, Music, New Media, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes, White Supremacy, White Women, Whiteness, Work, Writing | 1 Comment »

White People for Black Lives

January 14, 2015
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By Zillah Eisenstein Revolutionary imagination is the most dangerous and therefore meaningful thing any of us have to offer. So I am writing in support of coalition building in the struggle against racism that will matter more, and do more. There is a new anti-racist movement led by Blacks, many who are queer Black...
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Posted in Activism, Black Boys, Black Girls, Black life matters, Black Men, Black Women, Criminal Justice, intersectionality, Militarization, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, sexual violence, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Supremacy, Whiteness, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

Two Poems by Ruth Corkill

January 8, 2015
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By Ruth Corkill   I Never Called You Lolita   She’s a real glamour puss hmm. She doesn’t Just doodle around she actually Calls herself an artist, the sort of thing That makes my teeth curl, watch your diction here Humbert, you will have to fend her off saying: You looked so lovely in...
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Liberation Legacy: Fifteen Years of the Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Program and Conferences at Spelman College, 2000-2015

November 28, 2014
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Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference
courtesy: ©Malika Redmond

M. Bahati Kuumba and Malika Redmond: The Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference happens in March during Women’s History Month on or near Bambara’s birthday. It is both a celebration of her audacious body of work on behalf of Black people and gives students the opportunity to set the conference agenda, take charge of...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black life matters, Black Women, Education, Feminism, LGBTQI, Politics, Sexuality, Toni Cade Bambara, Writing | 3 Comments »

Bambara: What She Meant To Us/Me

November 27, 2014
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There is brilliance and bravery written here, among the cultures of masculinity and “men run it.” There is a clear message here for the youthful years and innocent eyes of “I’ll make us a world” students. Toni Cade Bambara, in her critical, original and singular anthology The Black Woman (1970), opened the door for...
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The Seabirds Don’t Lie

November 26, 2014
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Laura Whitehorn: Rubbish, really, and you showed me so later, narrating the tale of similar idiocies from liberals visiting a Black southern community, romanticizing what they saw and in so doing, insulting the intelligence and discounting the creativity of the community they were visiting. Be honest, you said, without exactly saying it, solidarity can’t...
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Exposing the Invisible Betrayal: Removing the Gag from Our Mouths and Speaking of the Police Rapes of Black Women

November 19, 2014
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Farah Tanis

Farah Tanis: Tell me what freedom fighter, what human rights defender has ever had to ask—can I stand up? With or without your permission I’m already standing, cage doors flying open, my sisters’ strong fingers already pointing out the dangers we face as we traffic in and out of our communities, communities which still...
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Posted in Activism, Black Girls, Black life matters, Black Women, Bodies, domestic violence, intersectionality, Politics, Racism, Sexism, sexual violence, Toni Cade Bambara, Violence, White Supremacy | 2 Comments »

The Authenticating Audience

November 18, 2014
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Toni Cade Bambara at Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, MA
photograph: © Louis Massiah, June 1995

Louis Massiah: On the contrary, when art is understood as a mode of political work, with the explicit goal of communicating a needed counter-narrative or analysis to a disempowered people, the success of an art work is more appropriately determined by how the community of focus is affected by the message.
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