Clap Back: Why I’m Here for Amber Rose and Black Women’s Sexual Agency

February 26, 2015
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By Ashleigh Shackelford After hearing Kanye West’s comments in his interview on “The Breakfast Club,” where he spoke on his prior relationship with Amber Rose, I decided that I can no longer defend or support Black men who degrade Black women to uplift non-Black women. Kanye West has proven to be a problematic fave for most of us. From his IDGAF attitude to his ability to make powerful political and controversial...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Three Poems on Being a Girl

February 26, 2015
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By Kirstin Stevely     Hush Little One   Hush little one, don’t say a word, Still knowing nothing of the big wide world. Nobody has told you what you must be, When you look in a mirror, it’s you that you see.   Hush pretty baby, go to sleep, Close your eyes, not a peep. You haven’t known pain, or lies, or deceit, I pray in my heart...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Mama: A Short Story

February 25, 2015
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By Nora Kervroëdan     Mama always told me I should not complain. Stop whining, she would say. Be happy with what you’ve got. I was not sure I knew what she meant, but I believed her anyway. I believed everything Mama told me because when she had to raise her child on her own, she did not complain. When men controlled her life, she did not complain. If...
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Selections from Sequoia Maner, Mahogany L. Browne, Veronica Golos, JP Howard, and Zanzooba Magdoos – Finalists for our Poetry Contest

February 25, 2015
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The following 5 pieces were finalists for our 1st TFW Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. Please click the above link for an audio recording of “Black Boy Contrapuntal” by Sequoia Maner. Sequoia Maner is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Bachelors in English from Duke University. Her scholarship concentrates on performances of black masculinity, the radical...
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On Sustainability and Change at TFW

February 24, 2015
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A note from the Editorial Collective… The Feminist Wire is growing and changing, and we’re trying to do so in sustainable ways that honor our time and labor — and yours. You may not know that TFW is an entirely volunteer and unpaid operation, a labor of love and commitment. We are reading submissions, but we’re reading them more slowly than usual as we plan and regroup. Thank you for...
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“Black Girls Matter”: An Interview with Kimberle Crenshaw and Luke Harris

February 23, 2015
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By Ahmad Greene-Hayes  On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) released its groundbreaking report, “Black Girls Matter.” Ahmad Greene-Hayes, a guest writer for The Feminist Wire, interviews Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw and Dr. Luke Harris, from AAPF, about this report’s impact on the Black Lives Matter movement. The report, executive summary, and social media guide are also available online for viewing. Ahmad: The African American Policy Forum has...
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Congratulations to TFW’s Dr. Tamura A. Lomax

February 20, 2015
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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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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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