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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Poetry by deborah brandon

February 11, 2015
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on my modern maidenless voyage, i’m stitched onto the sky. the boy next to me on the plane spills his sugar all over the boy beside him. me. a window funneling fire. . AND IT IS WRITTEN: by my mouth. orlando’s neck. hair close-cropped. my fingers in home traveling beside her stranded necklace it’s just sun it’s time for him to look away peeling back clouds sticking them down...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: The Cops Can’t Come Here: How A Predominantly White Institution Is My Safe Haven

February 10, 2015
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By ray(nise) cange Preface:  I started this piece before Mike Brown. Before we were protesting for our rights. I started this one day after running late to work because a cop thought I looked suspicious as I waited for the bus. I started this when I had to sit in a room and comfort a Black boy when his statement “fuck the police” was greeted by whiteness yelling “not...
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Moving Images: On Queerness and Eritrean Identity

February 9, 2015
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By Hel Gebreamlak Masculinity was the last thing I learned how to do. I wasn’t one of those baby dykes who literally knew in utero. I thought girls were cool, and that Xena didn’t need no man because Gabrielle was more than enough. That was about it. I wore dresses. I didn’t mind them. In fact, I had style. My mother always joked about how my dresser drawers were...
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Policing Our Girls, Taming ‘Topsy’

February 9, 2015
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Policing Our Girls, Taming ‘Topsy’

  “Let them haul the little monster out of school and into jail”.  These were the words of a commenter on CNN.com’s site responding to an article on the handcuffing of a six year-old black girl named Salecia Johnson at a Georgia elementary school in 2012.  Disproportionately targeted by zero tolerance discipline policies, black preschool and elementary school children have the highest rates of suspension and expulsion in the...
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Personal is Political: Dismantling Racism and White Supremacy Must Come from Within

February 6, 2015
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Too often when the rubber hits the road with anti-racist white people being held accountable by Black/Latin@/Asian/Indigenous/Arab peoples for their OWN acts of covert and overt racism and white supremacy they retreat, run for cover, opt out of doing the intense-relentless-laborious self work, are in pain, are victims of the mean "Colored" folks who don't appreciate all that they've done (and continue to do) for "Colored" people.
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Divergence

February 6, 2015
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By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I swallowed it whole, letting it linger on my tongue, sitting delicious as I took it...
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TFW’s Brooke Elise Axtell to Perform with Katy Perry at Grammys

February 5, 2015
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TFW's Brooke Elise Axtell will perform with Katy Perry at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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We Walk Among You: Poverty in the Ivory Tower

February 5, 2015
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By Zoel T. Rodriguez I was in class today talking about poverty. We were discussing public benefits. Or rather, something having to do with poverty and poor people and how terrible it is that some people do not have stable jobs or income or food or access to hospitals. And I was sitting there trying not to think about my own situation, because I feel I shouldn’t be thinking...
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

February 4, 2015
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Op-Ed: Black Trans Women to the Front!

by janaya (j) khan In the first month of the new year, three Black trans women have been murdered in the United States. Many of you might not have heard about it. The death of Black trans women doesn’t call for mass demonstrations, doesn’t call for petitions, nor has it led to demands for reforms or to traffic stoppages. Their names won’t be included in the hashtag martyrdom of murdered...
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Poetry by Jos Charles

February 4, 2015
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. BOTTOM FEED   to demand is to be wet with so many eyes.   i wanna be dickfucked in the face until my dough face fucks right off.   sucking is so essential it’s the opposite of significance. like ‘world’ or ‘culture’ or ‘internet.’   it’s fucked up and ableist i know but when you moved to the desert and forgot   my name, i liked it. catch...
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