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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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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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Poetry by Teré Fowler-Chapman

March 26, 2014
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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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A Tribute to Sally Gross

February 23, 2014
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This portrait of Sally Gross is part of the Queer & Trans Art-iculations exhibition at Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg until March 30, 2014. This is a joint exhibition of Zanele Muholi and Gabrielle le Roux’s work.

By Gabrielle Le Roux Editors Note: We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of radical and revolutionary South African activist Sally Gross. We can’t think of a better forum than the Audre Lorde global forum to pay tribute to another warrior upon whose shoulders we also stand. It is not our differences that...
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Op-Ed: Why Does “Gender” Mean No Pay?

February 3, 2014
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By Dean Laplonge It’s not unusual for me to be approached by resource companies for advice. My research and work explore the topic of gender in male-dominated industries like mining, and oil and gas. And gender has become something of a buzz-focus in these industries. I received such an invitation the other day from...
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(En)Gendering Greatness: Caught Between Richard Sherman and a Hard Place

January 31, 2014
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(En)Gendering Greatness:  Caught Between Richard Sherman and a Hard Place

By Tikia K. Hamilton “I’m the shit!” You will probably never hear me utter these words, even though, on most days, I must quietly remind myself that I am. One of the reasons I would never mouth these words publicly is because, growing up as an African-American girl, my family always taught me the...
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Mumia: An Ironic Icon

January 27, 2014
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Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Soffiyah Elijah Mumia Abu-Jamal seems at times to be bigger than life. Many around the globe revere him, while law enforcement authorities despise him.  His very existence symbolizes so much about America and at the same time speaks to the resistance, human dignity and political resolve of the dozens of political prisoners caged inside...
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Mumia on Religion, Empire, and Gender

January 27, 2014
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By Mark Lewis Taylor While Mumia endured 50 days in solitary confinement, transiting from 29 years on death row to the general prison population in 2012, I spoke with him by phone. He was persevering, but somewhat weaker of voice than in previous phone visits. Life in solitary, he wrote, could be worse than death...
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Schooling the Generations: Education and the Relevance of Mumia Abu-Jamal in Times of Crisis

January 27, 2014
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Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radical Pedagogy

By Christopher M. Tinson Creating a classroom environment that fosters radical education first requires courage to confront uncomfortable truths about American society. Introducing students to Mumia Abu-Jamal‘s radical pedagogy at one of this country’s predominantly white, liberal arts, private colleges, however, also requires negotiating. Most of my students come from communities that have not been...
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Silencing the Record: Misrepresentation, Gender Politics, and Truth in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

January 26, 2014
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Silencing the Record: Misrepresentation, Gender Politics, and Truth in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Johanna Fernandez In the last week, conservative media outlets zealously revisited the case of celebrated political prisoner and radio journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal. This time he was attacked in connection with President Barack Obama’s nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. That Adegbile is also...
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