Posts Tagged ‘ Black Women ’

calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

April 18, 2014
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calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

By luam kidane as Black women who won’t accept the world as white supremacy gives it to us there is a jarring, a dissonance as you try to reconcile your spirit with the things you are told to believe and the people you are told should hold you and love you. so you...
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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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Coretta Scott King + Feminists

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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Two Poems by Erin Parks

April 9, 2014
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then and now

By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how to maneuver each curl....
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In Solidarity with Mireille Miller-Young: Porn Studies, Context, and Speech

April 2, 2014
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One of the images Dr. Miller-Young analyzes in her scholarship.
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By Heather Berg Various scholars, journalists, and shock jocks have shared their perspectives on the March 4th encounter between UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young and the anti-choice group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (writing this out gives me the creeps so I’ll use SAH subsequently). I am not interested in presenting a judgment of Professor...
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Poetry by Teré Fowler-Chapman

March 26, 2014
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tere

Truth levitated like smoke Thoughts came from the depth of our bellies Rose and set like a fresh breath in   Out of all the names left hanging on trees Burned on crosses Torn at the mercy of animals teeth   Out of all the names gunned down in the name of God Raped...
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Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (Book Review)

March 7, 2014
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By David B. Green, Jr. I have learned through the process of story telling and sharing that we all come from various walks of life and that doesn’t make any of us less valid. –Janet Mock   To date, there exist only a select number of memoirs written by self-identified Black trans or drag-queen...
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Rediscovering Audre

February 21, 2014
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Audre Lorde

By Kathe Sandler The modern Black feminist movement was percolating when I was a child and I hardly knew it. Looking back all the signs were there—the hugely popular paperback book, The Black Woman, edited by Toni Cade Bambara sat on kitchen tables and nightstands. My mother, Joan Sandler, a pioneering African American arts...
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My Coming Out As Black / Mein Schwarzes Coming Out

February 20, 2014
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By Ria Cheatom (English translation by Cassandra Ellerbe-Dück)  In January 1987, a white German girlfriend gave me a copy of the book Farbe Bekennen – Afro-deutsche Frauen auf den Spuren ihrer Geschichte (Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out)  From that moment onward, my life was forever changed. What I read in that book turned...
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Dismantling the Master’s House

February 19, 2014
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By  Nancy K. Bereano Audre Lorde’s powerful presence and visionary words made her iconic, one of the most influential thinkers and writers of the culturally rich lesbian-feminist 1980s.  Her prose (essays and a biomythography) and poetry were touchstones for a generation of lesbians who both sought and were pushed into ever-expanding political consciousness.  All...
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Feminists We Love: In Praise of Black Women Teachers

February 14, 2014
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Black Math teacher & student

Editors Note: Instead of focusing on one or two specific Feminists We Love, this Valentines Day we highlight a photo-documentary project that uplifts progressive African-American teachers who are “on the frontlines of feminist change.” A Photo-documentary project Even though they might not label themselves as such, progressive African American women teachers are often on...
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  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]