Poetry by contest winner t’ai freedom ford

January 12, 2015
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t'ai

some said you were the spitting image of evil after Carrie Mae Weems   you became drum became washboard became hum became tincan became numb became cowbell became screendoor became dirtfloor became skillet became clothesline became dumb became plow became yardbird became heifer and bitch became wagon became hitch became bible became barbwire became strum became headrag became drum became biscuit became pitchfork became hum became slopjar became shit...
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Winners and finalists announced for TFW’s 1st Poetry Contest

January 12, 2015
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Evie 2013 B&W gls

THANK YOU, dear TFW readers and writers, for sending us your work for the 1st Annual TFW Poetry Contest. Given the over 100 strong submissions, this was no easy selection process. So, after a lot of reading and thinking and reading again, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners and finalists, judged by the incredibly generous (and not to mention, brilliant) poet, Evie Shockley. In Evie’s own words, “Wow — this...
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Feminists We Love: Dr. Kristie Dotson

January 9, 2015
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Kristie Dotston

Dr. Kristie Dotson, "If you are not willing to read the nuances of Black women’s social theory outside of some framework that a European philosopher gave you, you are about the business of re-colonization with the privilege to do so."
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis on Bitch Media’s “Propaganda”

January 8, 2015
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bitch media

What are young feminists excited about today? On this episode, we head back to school, talking with students around the country about what feminism looks like on their campuses. The first half of this show explores feminism inside and outside of the classroom, then we have three stories revolving around how colleges respond to sexual assault. This show features interviews with Harvard Lampoon editor Alexis Wilkinson, Colorado College feminism...
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Op-Ed: Paris, #BlackLivesMatter, the Cultural Violence, and the White Western State

January 8, 2015
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Malik

By Malik Nashad Sharpe Today, I mourn with French society, especially the families who have lost their loved ones to violence during yesterday’s attack at Charlie Hebdo. I also stand in solidarity with all of the Brown people in France, who, because of media fear-mongering, and Islamist-blame-gaming, will be further excluded from French society by State-condoned racism. I’m not French, but one doesn’t need to be in order to...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Two Poems by Ruth Corkill

January 8, 2015
By
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By Ruth Corkill   I Never Called You Lolita   She’s a real glamour puss hmm. She doesn’t Just doodle around she actually Calls herself an artist, the sort of thing That makes my teeth curl, watch your diction here Humbert, you will have to fend her off saying: You looked so lovely in your grinning and bared Gym slip and above the collar cut, The little slopes around...
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3 Poems by Emily Carr

January 7, 2015
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CarrHeadshot

yolk (v.) he’s gonna havta reach inside you. he’s gonna do it. you asked him to. he’s gonna tell you how old it is. he’s gonna decide when old is too. then you’re gonna wait. you’re gonna stand against the wall, in your paper gown. you’re gonna wait in line. wait for him to vacuum inside you. you’re gonna listen. the other girls, like a sorority, they dont consider...
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Personal is Political: Unhandsome: Race & Gender, a Chocolate Man’s POV

January 6, 2015
By
Rawls

My complexion earned me unflattering monikers including, but certainly not limited to, Blackie, Spot, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Tar Baby. I was also the butt of tasteless snaps such as "you so black if you went to night school, they would mark you absent" or "you so black you could go to a funeral naked." The teasing drove me to tears or a suburb damn close to...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: “What White Publishers Won’t Print:” Systemic Racism in (Institutionalized) Knowledge Production

January 5, 2015
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http://stateofhbcus.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/zora-neale-hurston-the-howard-university-years/

By Mali D. Collins In 2013, I began an internship with an academic publishing press. It seemed to be the perfect combination of my dream job: higher education and publishing. I was a young writer, my early love of children’s books had waned, and I no longer looked to fulfill my pre-teen dream of working in a lifestyle magazine. Despite being young, Black, and feminist, I was a published...
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An Interview with Sherry Payne: Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Womanist

January 5, 2015
By
Sherry Payne

Monica: I first became aware of your work through the Black Infant Mortality Awareness Walk. Can you tell me more about the circumstances that prompted you to launch this project? Sherry: The walk came about because of my frustration with the maternity care world. Despite perinatal health disparities in the African-American community being well known and understood by the healthcare community, there seemed to be no discernable movement toward...
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Breaking News: An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter Dec

December 8, 2014
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Breaking News: An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter Dec

By blackspaceblog We are Black professors. We are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers. We’re writing to tell you we see you and hear you. We know the stories of dolls hanging by nooses, nigger written on dry erase boards and walls, stories of nigger said casually at parties by White students too drunk to know their own names but who know...
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