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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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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Family, Feminism, History, Love, masculinity, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness, Women of Color | Comments Off

Feminists We Love: Dr. bell hooks

March 14, 2014
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Dr. bell hooks

In 2011, the legendary Black feminist scholar, cultural critic, and prolific writer Dr. bell hooks began to surface in social media spaces, pushing her work even further beyond the walls of the academy. She tweets (in intervals) and she has published in blogs and on several select websites. Most recently she took Twitter to...
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Posted in Academia, Black Women, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 3 Comments »

TFW at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues

February 10, 2014
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Darnell L. Moore, First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Mother Tongue Monologues 2014

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Black Women’s Blueprint hosted their Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, for Emerging Sons, and Other Keepers of the Flame in the Iris and B. Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. This year’s honorees were Barbara Smith – veteran Black feminist, Activist, Independent...
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Feminists We Love: Farah Tanis

February 7, 2014
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Farah Tanis

  Farah Tanis is a transnational feminist and human rights activist. She is co-founder and Executive Director of the Black Feminist Organization Black Women’s Blueprint. She launched and Chairs the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the U.S. ever to focus on Black women and their historical and contemporary experiences with sexual assault.  Tanis...
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Posted in Black Women, Feminism, Feminists We Love, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Violence | 1 Comment »

Op-Ed: Black Men, are we doing enough to stand with Black women? Feminism is for Black Men too.

November 17, 2013
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Op-Ed: Black Men, are we doing enough to stand with Black women?  Feminism is for Black Men too.

By Aaron Talley Compared to the bulk of my intellectual trajectory, I have spent very little time engaging directly with Black feminism. Through much of college, I became deeply immersed in Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, W.E.B. DuBois, and other brilliant Black male intellectual thinkers who imbued me with the energy and provided...
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Posted in Op-Ed, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Women of Color | 5 Comments »

Is a picture worth a 1000 words? Race and the politics of mourning

June 26, 2013
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Is a picture worth a 1000 words? Race and the politics of mourning

Hank Willis Thomas A couple weeks back, Melissa Harris Perry and her guests discussed the power of images, focusing on the debate as to whether or not the public should see images of Newtown violence.  While recognizing the pain and difficulty for the Newtown parents, each seemed to conclude the stakes were too high...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, Culture, History, Media Inquiry, Sexism, Women of Color | 8 Comments »

Walking the Tightrope: Good Indian Girls, Race, and Bad Sexuality

May 24, 2013
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By Chaya Babu I was a few weeks into my freshman year at Duke when my sister, a senior at the time, said to me, “Indian girls who date black guys are sluts.” Just like that. We were sitting in her car in the circular driveway behind my dorm. The night was warm and...
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Moving the Margins to the Centre: Shifting from Anti-Racist to Pro-Black

April 30, 2013
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By Hana Riaz For many Women of Colour feminists globally and in the West, our struggle with mainstream feminism remains an arduous and painful one. Despite the great body of work that Women of Colour have created – speaking to diverse experiences of race, gender, class, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexuality –mainstream feminism remains...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Culture, Feminism, Racism, White Women, Women of Color | 4 Comments »

Feminists We Love: Jamilah Lemieux

February 1, 2013
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Jamilah Lemieux is the News & Lifestyle Editor for EBONY.com. In 2005, she created the award-winning blog, The Beautiful Struggler, where for more than six years, she published meditations on race and relationships. Jamilah has contributed to a host of publications including Essence, JET, Clutch, The Loop, Madame Noire, Black Enterprise Online, and Jezebel. She has appeared on a number of radio...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 3)

April 25, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here.  Part 2 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The title of this four part article is a metaphorical...
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