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TFW’s Darnell L. Moore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Present at “Are The Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?” Conference

October 20, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30AM through Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:15PM, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University will convene “Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?  Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics,” a national conference. TFW’s Managing Co-Editor Darnell L. Moore and Associate Editor...
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Poems by Lisa Ciccarello

September 24, 2014
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from & if I die, make me how you are     It is the sister inside him that makes him slow.   She writes the psalm he tries to hold her back.   The blade is a proposal: how I stayed inside my sister’s voice.  . . . . .   They called...
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Bringing “All” to the Tent of Communal Healing

September 3, 2014
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Worshippers are overcome by their religion during a christian tent revival in Great Falls, Montana.

By Ahmad Greene-Hayes   Inspired by the story of a Black enslaved woman, Margaret Garner, Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel Beloved explores the narrative of Sethe, who killed her daughter Beloved to protect her from the racialized and sexualized violence of slavery. After leaving her former plantation—Sweet Home—and rejected, Beloved’s ghost returns from the grave...
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It’s Bigger Than Jamal Bryant…

June 6, 2014
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We interrupt our summer break to bring you this article, in light of recent events within black religion and black popular culture. This is not breaking news. However, in view of the interview that I did on Huff Post Live yesterday, I thought an expansion of context was immediately necessary. Recently, in a sermon to his predominantly...
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Posted in Black Girls, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, LGBTQI, masculinity, Patriarchy, Popular Culture, Racism, Religion, Sexism, Stereotypes | 4 Comments »

Poetry By Jaclyn Weber

May 30, 2014
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  The Walking Dead   Girl in my history class totally started looking like a zombie from The Walking Dead.                 Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead…   She’s shake, shake, shaking those rotten corpse legs in off-brand Ugg’s in ripped up faded jeans blue. In...
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Nigerian Girls Deserve Better Than This

May 1, 2014
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By Minna Salami  On April 14, over two hundred girls aged twelve to seventeen were kidnapped from their school hostel in Borno, a Nigerian state that has become notorious for fundamentalism and terror. As I write this, the whereabouts of the girls remain unknown. Nor has Boko Haram, the key terror group in Nigeria, issued...
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I’m Not Judi Dench. So Why the Hell Would I Forgive?

April 24, 2014
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By Aine Greaney Once, on an expatriate trip back to my native Ireland, I took my mug of tea to the big kitchen window of our family home. My late-mother came to stand at my elbow. As I stood staring at our village street, Mam updated me on each neighborhood move and change:  Richard,...
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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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Open Letter to Presiding Bishop-Elect Joseph W. Walker III and the “By Invitation Only” Attendees of the Inaugural Meeting of the SHIFT

December 13, 2013
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Religion is a site of both freedom and oppression. The Black Church in particular, is a significant source of meaning making and marginalization in the lives of women and LGBTQI people of color. Though the Black Church is historically a site of community, culture and “home” for socio-economically marginalized people, leadership within the Black...
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Segregated Sisterhoods and the Mercurial Politics of Racial Truth-Telling

October 24, 2013
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By Shannen Dee Williams “Young lady, you just told my story. In 1952, I was denied admission to the Sisters of Saint Joseph in Buffalo, New York solely on the basis of race. I was one of the broken hearts that you mentioned.” Those were the first words spoken to me by...
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  • I’ve Got Something To Say About This: A Survival Incantation Kate Rushin
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    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
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    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
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    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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