Youth

The Future: Resistance Beyond Apathy

April 16, 2014
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The lamenting of “today’s youth” and their so-called apathy, ignorance and self-indulgence is nothing new.  Each successive generation is often dismissed by “adults” who publicly shame the “future” for their supposed ineptitude and perpetual failure to uphold the “values” of past generations.  However, nostalgia is a dangerous drug.  Beyond the simplicity, historic amnesia and...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles

March 10, 2014
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On Friday, March 7, 2014, TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons gave a presentation on the importance of naming and ending sexual violence with approximately 50 African-American and Latino students from Washington Prep High School  and Duke Ellington Continuation School’s Women of Color in the U.S. class  in South Los Angeles. This International Women’s Day...
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Why Sikivu Hutchinson’s Latest Book Is Relevant To an Angry Romani Ex-Muslim

March 10, 2014
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By Maryam Moosan-Clark In Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels, Sikivu Hutchinson takes us on a roller coaster ride through the different, interacting forms of underprivilege that affect People of Color in the United States, past and present. Throughout much of the journey, despite giving numerous examples a minority person can relate to, she...
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Posted in Book Review, Privilege, Racism, Religion, White Privilege, Women of Color, Youth | 2 Comments »

Nicki Minaj and Pretty Taking All Fades: Performing the Erotics of Feminist Solidarity

March 6, 2014
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By Jillian Hernandez and Anya M. Wallace   This essay aims to consider an erotics of feminist solidarity, not a solidarity that only decries the status quo—but one that recognizes the conditions under which women and girls of color craft their identities and sexualities—and does not punish them for it.  How do we measure...
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Posted in Black Women, Bodies, Culture, Entertainment, Feminism, Music, Sexism, Sexuality, U.S., Women of Color, Youth | 5 Comments »

For Lucia Mcbath, Sybrina Fulton and All Other Black Mothers Who’ve Considered Righteous Rage When Black Respectability Politics Ain’t Enough

February 16, 2014
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For Lucia Mcbath, Sybrina Fulton and All Other Black Mothers Who’ve Considered Righteous Rage When Black Respectability Politics Ain’t Enough

In “What is this “black” in black popular culture? (Rethinking Race),” the late, great cultural theorist Stuart Hall, poignantly asks, “What sort of moment is this?” I’ve wrestled with this question for at least a decade. Though Hall’s “moment” reflects a struggle over cultural hegemony – the need to make room in critical discourses...
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Posted in Black Women, Bodies, Criminal Justice, Feminism, masculinity, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes, Television, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World, Youth | 8 Comments »

Help Wanted: Sexual Harassment and the Restaurant Industry

February 7, 2014
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By Jennifer McGreevey   On my second day of waitressing at Athen’s Kitchen*, it rained. “It sucks cock,” said my boss, Baldios*, barely understandable due to his heavy Greek accent. “Days like this, they suck cock.” Statements like these were not uncommon from the manager of the popular Forest Hills, N.Y. eatery, where the...
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An Open Letter to My Transgender Brothers on World AIDS Day 2013

December 1, 2013
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An Open Letter to My Transgender Brothers on World AIDS Day 2013

By Kai M. Green Dear Kinfolk: Today is World Aids Day. Today, I remember those who we have lost. I remember the ancestors we have known, the ones we can name and the ones who we only know by way of feeling. Black bodies are the bodies that have been most affected by HIV/AIDS...
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Degeneracy Now! Suspended Between the Violence of Time and the Timelessness of Violence

November 20, 2013
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Degeneracy Now! Suspended Between the Violence of Time and the Timelessness of Violence

Several uneventful Friday evenings ago, I stayed in with my best friend to watch In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The film, written, produced, and directed by Andrew Niccol, takes place against the backdrop of a dystopian world in which the universal means of exchange is not money, but time. In the...
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If Wishes Were Fishes: A Love Letter to Our Daughters

October 11, 2013
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If Wishes Were Fishes: A Love Letter to Our Daughters

Today is International Day of the Girl Child. A celebration of girls the world over, this day also marks the absence of educational and other opportunities from many girls’ lives and the presence of far too much violence, from sexual assault to child marriage to hate crimes, especially for girls of color and those...
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Day of the Girl: Celebrating the Beauty that is J’dah Thibeaux

October 11, 2013
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Twenty-two years ago I met a friend for life; one of the most sincere, supportive, and loving people you’ll ever meet.  Seven years later, my dear friend had a daughter.  Her name is J’dah Thibeaux.  And like her mother, she is amazing.  J’dah is by far one of the most intriguing fifteen year old tenth grade...
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