Posts Tagged ‘ Human Rights ’

Resembling a Revolutionary: My Sister Toni

November 21, 2014
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Photo Credit: John Pinderhughes

Malaika Adero: She read people; she read me. Stopped by my little house in Southwest Atlanta in the mid-80s and said, “You need to go to New York.” She came with a typed list that she wrote notes on for me as we talked. Check out the Clark Center for dance, Cheryll Green and...
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Carter as Kristof: How Jimmy Carter’s New Book Takes a Page Out of Nick Kristof’s Savior Narrative

May 23, 2014
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By Sayantani DasGupta Jimmy Carter is undoubtedly a good man with good intentions. He was, in fact, one of my first heroes. He was the first president I ‘voted’ for in my elementary school mock presidential elections (and that while living in a red state). His work after the presidency, including building houses for...
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Posted in Book Review, Feminism, Politics, Religion, Violence, Whiteness, World | 2 Comments »

Violence Against Women Is Not A Cultural Tradition But A Crime

October 22, 2013
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By Hope Wabuke On Tuesday, October 1, reports the India Times from Muzaffarnaga, India, two women in the Fugana village were gang raped, their homes burned to the ground to intimidate them from reporting the crime. This is after four other women were gang raped on September 30 in the same village, their homes also burned down. This could be why...
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What Will It Take to Free Our Political Prisoners?

July 16, 2013
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By Liz Derias The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), a revolutionary organization based in the u.s. that fights to uphold the self-determination and the human rights of Black people in the world, has been working to free political prisoners for over three decades. The organization has actively worked on the cases of Assata Shakur,...
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AVERAGED: A Photo Essay

June 3, 2013
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By Brook Dorff AVERAGED is a collection of photographs and personal histories taken in Andhra Pradesh, India. The documentation of stories and images in the exhibit directly challenge data published by international organizations like the United Nations, especially with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). I hope that everyone who views the collection...
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Diana by Lisa O'Neill

May 15, 2013
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This piece was written in the liminal space after the Boston Marathon bombings had occurred, during the initial firefights and manhunt, during the time when the first bomber was killed and the second bomber was being hunted by the police, and before the second bomber was found. The essay was produced for and read...
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South Korea elects first female president

December 19, 2012
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  When Park Geun-hye last lived in the presidential Blue House more than 30 years ago, she was a young, stand-in first lady, serving after the assassination of her mother and before the killing of her dictator father. After defeating Moon Jae-in in elections Wednesday, she will return to her childhood home as the...
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Navajo man wants the nation to hear its official apology

December 19, 2012
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  Buried on page 45 of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Act, after pages on the maintenance and operation of the U.S. military, is an official apology to Native American people. Mark Charles, a member of the Navajo Nation, stumbled onto the apology about a year ago after he heard GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney...
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TFW Interviews an Expert in the HIV Prevention Field: Dr. David Malebranche

November 30, 2012
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TFW: The theme for World AIDS Day from 2011-2015, which is “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,” is a forward-looking goal that some may read as hyperbolic given the steady rates of HIV among certain populations. Can we get to zero? If so, what do we need to...
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Louder Than the Dark: Toward an Acoustics of Suffering

October 11, 2012
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By Nicholas Brady “Fuckin pig get shot 300 men will search for me My brother get popped And don’t no one hear the sound Don’t no one hear the rounds, ooh, sound Don’t no one hear the shells, ooh, shells Don’t no one hear a sound” -Frank Ocean “Crack Rock” Can you hear a...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
credit/copyright: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

  • what is left M. Nzadi Keita
photograph: ©Elizabeth Ho

    M. Nzadi Keita: what you remember/ starts with a smile/ a raw edge/ a single snip/ from the someone dead

  • Praise to the Writer Toni Cade Bambara,
Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAAW), 1988
©Susan J. Ross

    Alice Lovelace: Toni Cade made an art of living/ Toni stood and we were lifted
Toni spoke and our lives were saved/ Toni listened and we were validated/ She is the breast that fed our union/ Hers’ was the womb of our nourishment.

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