Posts Tagged ‘ Black Women ’

Wholeness, Homeness: A Love Note to Toni

November 28, 2014
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Rita Dove: So my first meeting with Toni occurred under the glare of bright lights; and though I don’t recall what words were exchanged—the welcoming applause drowned out all dialogue, anyway—what I do remember, as I found myself immediately enveloped in her warm embrace, is thinking: “Yes, I am home, truly home.”
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Stroller (A Screenplay)

November 24, 2014
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Black families and community

Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.
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Toni Cade Bambara of Simpson Avenue

November 21, 2014
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Nikky Finney(Rachel Eliza Griffiths photographer)

Nikky Finney: I knew this tradition. Older Black women handing over younger Black women to the next Black woman in line for her Finishing work. It took me several weeks to get up the nerve to call. Next thing I knew, I was walking up the hill to Toni Cade’s Pamoja writing workshop. This...
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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Black Self-Defense in the Wake of Ferguson

November 15, 2014
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Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Black Self-Defense in the Wake of Ferguson

By Luam Kidane and Hakima Abbas After nearly three months of deliberation the grand jury decision on whether to indict the police officer who murdered Mike Brown is expected to be announced next week. With press coverage intensifying and the government announcing that over 1000 police officers have received 5000 hours of training to...
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A Litany for Jada and Janay: In the Spirit of the Lorde

November 14, 2014
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Anita testimony

By Cinnamon Williams   What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. -Ecclesiastes 1:9   There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. -Audre Lorde   Thursday, July 10, 5:01 p.m. The lioness sums up...
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Slavery: the Haunting Legacy of Sterilization Abuse in California State Prisons

November 14, 2014
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By Tala Khanmalek  Last year the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) announced that nearly 150 female prisoners in California were sterilized without consent from 2006 to 2010. The state had been paying doctors to perform tubal ligations without required approval. In fact, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) contracted medical services for the...
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Feminists We Love: Professor Amina Mama

October 24, 2014
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amina2009

Feminism is the theory, philosophy, politics and practices of the movement for women’s liberation. It has numerous manifestations all over the world. It offers us tools and strategies for demystifying and working to change the myriad historical and material realities that oppress and exploit women. I prefer to refer to “feminism in Africa” or...
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Feminists We Love: Hawa Y. Mire and Luam Kidane of NSOROMMA

September 19, 2014
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NSOROMMA star-half

When I asked Hawa and Luam who they were, Hawa said: “I’m a storyteller and organizer. My family moved from Somalia and I have grown up in Canada since I was young. Somalia has a rich tradition of oral poetry, entire histories are passed from elder to child in the form of rhythmic storytelling....
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#FergusonFridays: If it wasn’t for the women…[i]

September 12, 2014
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The reality is that the women and girls are the fabric of the community and hold all together. The women usually think and work for the whole, and daily confront death-dealing forces, internal and external, on behalf of the flourishing of the collective. As we know this radical politic isn’t televised or acknowledged, and...
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Bringing “All” to the Tent of Communal Healing

September 3, 2014
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Worshippers are overcome by their religion during a christian tent revival in Great Falls, Montana.

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes   Inspired by the story of a Black enslaved woman, Margaret Garner, Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved explores the narrative of Sethe, who killed her daughter Beloved to protect her from the racialized and sexualized violence of slavery. After leaving her former plantation—Sweet Home—and rejected, Beloved’s ghost returns from the grave...
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  • Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara Sanchez

    Sonia Sanchez: What are we pretending not to know today? The premise as you said, my sister, being that colored people on planet earth really know everything there is to know. And if one is not coming to grips with the knowledge, it must mean that one is either scared or pretending to be stupid.

  • Hunger Kwame Laughing Foto

    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
    stonebreaker. But for me, you were a big sister
    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
    Grace, Bambara; they could have called you that.

  • Stroller (A Screenplay) Black families and community

    Roxana Walker-Canton: Natalie sits in her own seat in front of her mother and looks out the window. Mostly WHITE PEOPLE get on and off the bus now. The bus rides through a neighborhood of single family homes. A BLACK WOMAN with TWO WHITE CHILDREN get on the bus. Natalie stares at the children.

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