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Kasandra Michelle Perkins: We Must Say Her Name

December 3, 2012
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Kasandra Michelle Perkins: We Must Say Her Name

  In the aftermath of the tragic murder of Kasandra Michelle Perkins, and the subsequent suicide of Jovan Belcher, much of the media and social media chatter have focused on Belcher.  Indeed, Kasandra Michelle Perkins has been an afterthought in public conversations focused on questions regarding the Chiefs’ ability to play, concussions, masculinity, guns,...
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  • A State of Rage (for Toni Cade Bambara) "A State of Rage" -Jacquelin Thompson, Lois Moses, Bridget Jones
Photographer: Wadia L. Gardiner
Courtesy: AfroLez® Productions

    I am tired of the silences that have been imposed on us. Shhhhh. Black women and girls.
    I am tired of the silences that we, Black women, have imposed on ourselves and on our daughters.

  • a spell to save your life "Exhale" collage ©Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Photograph of Toni Cade Bambara ©Susan Ross

    eat salt
    not that ocean drowning
    snack to stop thinking about dying
    unintentional salt

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    She asks us to be well

    to love ourselves and one another

    So that we are all safe and loved

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