Congratulations to TFW’s Dr. Tamura A. Lomax

February 20, 2015
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Brenda Bennefiled (Candler Staff Member and Black Church Studies Associate), Tamura A. Lomax, Teresa Fry Brown (Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies), Patrick Clyborn (Reverdy Ransom Award recipient)

TFW CONGRATULATES and CELEBRATES Co-Founder and Co-Managing Editor Dr. Tamura A. Lomax on receiving the Distinguished Ida B. Wells Award from the Black Church Studies Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University! We can’t think of a more appropriate person to receive this 2015 honor in the name of Ida B. Wells. Very similar to the award’s namesake, Tamura is a courageously radical Black feminist visionary...
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Tamura A. Lomax Honored With Ida B. Wells Award

February 20, 2015
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Brenda Bennefiled (Candler Staff Member and Black Church Studies Associate), Tamura A. Lomax, Teresa Fry Brown (Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies), Patrick Clyborn (Reverdy Ransom Award recipient)

The Feminist Wire's co-founder and co-managing editor Dr. Tamura A. Lomax has been recognized with the Ida B. Wells Award from the Black Church Studies Program at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Threw Me Chair

February 20, 2015
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By Hannah Seelman               He threw me into a chair, into despair as the blood rain warm, drip drop drip down my forehead. His drunken breath twirling in my nose and stinging my eyes. The full-bellied moon of a haze watching through the window, gazes on.               This love represents the love he feels for me, for any man...
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Poetry by Honorable Mention finalists Shevaun Brannigan, Coco Owen, and Kimberly Reyes

February 18, 2015
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2 poems by Shevaun Brannigan . In Response to Learning the Lego Line of Female Scientists was Limited Edition On the line of female Legos that will continue to be produced: “In a sad and metaphorical twist, the male can drive cars, run, and hold tools. The female minidolls can’t move their hands. They can only sit, stand, or bend over.”—Avivah Winnerberg-Cox   Be a gracious girl....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Love Rests in the Scream

February 17, 2015
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By Brooklyn Payton     Reflecting on the plethora of suggestive social justice images in conjunction with a continual meditative praxis on desired results of social justice and healing, I have found the core desire of justice to be love. Whether it be through activism that rests within the thoughts of critical reflective minds (and their keyboards), community organizations assembling non-violent protests to workshops, or militant actions of black...
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Maha Abu-Dayyeh: A Life of Dedication

February 17, 2015
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Maha Abu-Dayyeh’s contributions were varied and distinct, though inextricably joined, and spanned from the local to global. She helped to institutionalize women’s activism in our society and shaped a feminist discourse that challenged cultural and social concepts that chain women and hinder their progress. Maha organized the creation of safe homes for battered women; she listened deeply to the voices of oppressed and marginalized women and broadcasted their voices...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Day I Understood My Privilege

February 16, 2015
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By Shama Nathan     My friend and I sat on his back porch, slithering in the Caribbean heat. We sat in quietness, mostly slapping mosquitoes. “You talk like a white person.” He blurted out. It was not until a few minutes later, that I realize that this is meant to be a compliment. “That’s why you’re smart.” He added, with a grin appearing on his face. I raised...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Are Racial Preferences Racist?

February 13, 2015
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By Denio Lourenco Jr. Everyone has had a time in their life when they have been rejected or turned down by someone they were interested it, even the most “beautiful” of people. These encounters are either dismissed by a simple phrase: “Sorry, I’m not interested.” Or the more common: “You’re just not my type.” However, more often then not the line, “You’re just not my type,” has been used...
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Op-Ed: Nous Ne Sommes Pas Charlie: A Feminist Rejection of “Je Suis Charlie”

February 12, 2015
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By Elizabeth Harwood The January 7th attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is an atrocity.  Yet, it is not only the actions of “terrorists” but also the Western response to the attack that deserves critical attention.  Rather than being met with silent sympathy, massacres are often followed by political opportunism – just look at the gun-control debates that swept the United States after the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.  So...
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White Terror: Spirituality, Ancestral Memory and the Politics of Remembering

February 12, 2015
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By Rajanie (Preity) Kumar Over the last couple of weeks, I have been reflecting and analyzing the ways in which the media has taken up the shooting in Paris, France. The sentiments expressed after the shooting in Paris reflect and parallel the response to the shooting in Ottawa, Canada, particularly, Stephen Harper’s anti-terrorism speech that was filled with “Othering” remarks. Drawing from bell hooks, I reflect on what these incidents...
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TFW’s Co-Managing Editor Darnell L. Moore for USA Today

February 11, 2015
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MEET DARNELL. THE 39-YEAR-OLD IS A SPEAKER, EDUCATOR AND WRITER. The four short video segments below are for a special Black History Month Series on modern civil rights leadership conceptualized and published by USA Today. It is an interactive series that includes several others as well. Please be sure to watch those videos too. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4
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