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Rethinking Dear White People: One Viewer Questions its Depiction of Microagressions for Today’s Youth

April 22, 2014
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By Monique John While only recently picked up by Lionsgate Films, Dear White People has had the Internet buzzing for over a year. The indie black art-house film, directed by Justin Simien, has captured the public’s imagination with its narrative and explicit racial politics. Dear White People is set at a fictitious Ivy League...
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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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Why Sikivu Hutchinson’s Latest Book Is Relevant To an Angry Romani Ex-Muslim

March 10, 2014
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By Maryam Moosan-Clark In Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels, Sikivu Hutchinson takes us on a roller coaster ride through the different, interacting forms of underprivilege that affect People of Color in the United States, past and present. Throughout much of the journey, despite giving numerous examples a minority person can relate to, she...
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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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Feminists We Love: In Praise of Black Women Teachers

February 14, 2014
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Black Math teacher & student

Editors Note: Instead of focusing on one or two specific Feminists We Love, this Valentines Day we highlight a photo-documentary project that uplifts progressive African-American teachers who are “on the frontlines of feminist change.” A Photo-documentary project Even though they might not label themselves as such, progressive African American women teachers are often on...
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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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Afterword: A Love Letter to Mumia

January 27, 2014
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Afterword: A Love Letter to Mumia

Dearest Mumia, I have been writing this letter for many years, in my head and in my heart, but have not until now committed the words to paper.  My paralysis comes from a place of shame and rage and love and fear.  It has taken me age to come to terms with the breadth...
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Mumia: An Ironic Icon

January 27, 2014
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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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