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Blonde Success: Fact or Myth?

September 11, 2013
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By Ravon Ruffin and James “JP” Miller Do gentlemen really prefer blondes or has a history of fetishization of “the blonde” by media made it more ideal? Hollywood built a stereotype of beauty surrounding blonde appeal. Aspiring white female actresses found ready made access to hollywood by abiding to this Eurocentric standard, and a legacy...
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Posted in Black Women, College Feminisms, Culture, Entertainment, Film, History, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Style, Television, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color, World | 2 Comments »

Op-Ed: Feminism versus Humanism: Susan Sarandon and the Vanishing Politics of Gender

August 4, 2013
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By Emily Lindsay Jackson In an interview with British newspaper The Observer on June 30, 2013, actor Susan Sarandon calls herself a humanist, not a feminist. “I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches.” Feminism is...
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What Assata Means to Me….

July 12, 2013
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By Layla Kristy Feghali                                                                    “i have been locked by the lawless. Handcuffed by the haters. Gagged by the greedy. And, if i know anything at all, it’s that a wall is just a wall and nothing more at all. It can be broken down. i believe in living i believe in birth. i believe...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, Politics, Racism, Sexism, U.S., Women of Color | 16 Comments »

Assata, Radicalism and Love

July 12, 2013
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By Jessica Horn To meditate on the meaning of Assata Shakur is to meditate on the meaning of a vibrant tradition of revolutionary black women’s thought and action, and how it has shaped our sense of what it means to be gendered beings in societies framed by multiple injustices. My own feminist politics evolved...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, Politics, Racism, Sexism, U.S. | 4 Comments »

Guided Home to Port: Assata Shakur, State Terror, and Black Resistance

July 11, 2013
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By Connie Wun Domestic Terror:  On May 2, 2013, the FBI placed Assata Shakur on its Most Wanted Terrorist list and, with the help of the New Jersey state police, has increased its reward to $2 million for information leading to her arrest. According to the FBI’s website, individuals placed on the list “remain...
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Celebrating Assata Shakur and the Black Radical Tradition

July 11, 2013
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Assata Shakur’s political thought and activism has captured the imagination of artists, activists, women and men around the world.  As African activists, we have learned from Assata that the history of African peoples’ does not begin or end with colonialism and slavery but rather with centuries of creation, building, and life.  Similarly, Assata’s own story...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, Poetry, Racism, Sexism, U.S., World | 5 Comments »

Feminists We Love: Sandra Fluke

July 5, 2013
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Although best known for her advocacy for gender equality and reproductive justice, for the last decade, Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest advocacy for numerous social justice concerns, including LGBTQ rights, worker rights, economic justice, immigrant rights, and international human rights, often focusing on the impact to communities of color. Her...
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The Military Rape Problem is Not About Women or Sex

June 17, 2013
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By Kari O’Driscoll I may be just one more voice in the wind when it comes to this issue, but I just can’t stay quiet in the face of so much rhetoric about ‘rape culture.’  I want to add my energy and words to the current outcry about the pervasive problem of sexual assault...
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Posted in Military, Politics, U.S., Violence | 16 Comments »

Why Sebastien de la Cruz Should Be Respected and Protected

June 13, 2013
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To be in proximity to any NBA franchise during a championship run, for lots of kids in our sports obsessed culture, is a dream come true, especially if you are from the city of San Antonio. That could be said for mini-Mariachi phenom Sebastien de la Cruz, who sang the national anthem yesterday for...
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