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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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Precious Life

February 3, 2015
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By Sarah de Schweinitz     The first thing I notice in this advertisement is the model’s closed eyes.  She appears to be either sleeping or knocked out, looking more like the latter considering how difficult and uncomfortable it would be to sleep on rocks. The model is young, thin, and very pale. Her heavy eye makeup darkens her eyelids with gray, blue, and brown shadows of color. She...
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Top Yoga Studios Unite to Racially Profile Black “Yoga Thief”

February 2, 2015
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By Sabrina Strings His picture was not to go unnoticed. It was planned that way. Flyers showing his face were posted prominently; one was under the clock in the changing room, another on the window of the storefront facing a busy street. In the photograph he is wearing— conveniently enough—a beanie that could double as a ski mask and a prison-striped shirt. He looks warily out of the corner...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: 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 keep you alive. the cracked mirror that hangs in your bedroom, showing the bruises, visible...
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3 poems by Tamiko Beyer

January 28, 2015
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Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, I am a shadow that smells like tidal river—mud and decay—cast on granite, my arms thin and featherless, while...
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TFW’s Mecca Jamilah Sullivan at Kweli / NY Times African Heritage Reading Series

January 28, 2015
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Join TFW Associate Editor MECCA JAMILAH SULLIVAN (author of Blue Talk and Love), LASHONDA KATRICE BARNETT (author of Jam on the Vine), and TIPHANIE YANIQUE (author of Land of Love and Drowning) for Kweli Journal’s New York Times Heritage Series reading. The writers will take center stage later this month for Kweli’s Reading and Conversation series, presented in partnership with The New York Times African Heritage Network. Noted black feminist...
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