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A Latina’s Perspective on MBK

July 11, 2014
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On July 10, women of color spoke out on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) policy initiative, in a webinar sponsored by the African American Policy Forum. The 90-minute webinar followed a June 17th letter signed by over 1,400 women of color from all walks of life—activists, artists, nurses, teachers, day laborers, students, academics,...
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Posted in Activism, Black Girls, Black Women, Ethnicity, Feminism, Immigration, Politics, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, U.S., Women of Color | 3 Comments »

Refusing to Compromise My Beliefs

July 11, 2014
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By Christina Peterson As a student, I never thought I would be stuck in a place where I face the possibility of failing a class because I refuse to conform to another person’s beliefs. During my junior year of college, I took a course that required me to make a survey, send it out...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, College Feminisms, Criminal Justice, Culture, Education, Feminism, Health, History, LGBTQI, Politics, Privilege, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Uncategorized, Violence, Writing, Youth | 4 Comments »

Finding Your Different

April 28, 2014
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By Vaidehi Mujumdar  We’ve already buried so much of our different, it feels so hard to find. Almost every day, my friend and I exchange poetry, current articles, quotes, and the casual Buzzfeed posts in an effort to satiate our love of reading. We live in different places, work different jobs, and have different...
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Posted in Academia, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Family, Feminism, History, Immigration, Love, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, U.S., Uncategorized, White Privilege, Whiteness, World, Writing | 3 Comments »

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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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

Glenn McConnell and the College of Charleston: Hidden Histories and the Confederate Imagery

April 4, 2014
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By Jamie Huff South Carolina’s history as a former Confederate state engenders both resistance and refractory nostalgia. The recent decision to appoint Glenn McConnell as president of College of Charleston, a man known to wear a Confederate uniform, has sparked students, faculty, and staff to confront the state’s past support for slavery. It has...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Bodies, Economy, Education, Feminism, History, Patriarchy, Politics, Privilege, Racism, Region, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, Whiteness | 3 Comments »

K.O.S. (Determination): Black Communities Keeping It Real and Right

January 26, 2014
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K.O.S. (Determination): Black Communities Keeping It Real and Right

By Liz Derias “…among those that have least, beat hearts of hope, fly sparks of overcoming.” ~ Mumia Abu Jamal, Death Blossoms: Reflections from a Prisoner of Conscience Like many other cities across the US in the 1980’s muddling through the residue of Carter’s liberalism and the immorality of Reganomics, Philadelphia, PA was a...
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“We Ball Harder”: Talking About Sports, Race, Gender, and Pleasure

July 25, 2013
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“We Ball Harder”: Talking About Sports, Race, Gender, and Pleasure

By Tamura A. Lomax, David J. Leonard, Darnell L. Moore, Heather Laine Talley, and Monica J. Casper A few months ago, at the exhilarating height of college basketball season, the university at which one of us teaches won an important game. Right after the big win, the university’s Facebook page screamed, “We Ball Harder!”...
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Posted in Sexuality, Sports, U.S. | 18 Comments »

Race Baiting? Our System Has Failed

July 20, 2013
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By Alice Hunt Dear white friends—particularly my white, female friends—our system has failed us. This failure became ever more clear to me when I saw the post of a Facebook friend. “Mary Beth” is someone from my hometown—Boaz, Alabama. She is someone I went to high school with at Boaz High School, the home...
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Trayvon and George: Why This Case is Really about Women

July 18, 2013
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By Kelly Macías Like many other Americans, over the last three weeks I was firmly gripped by the George Zimmerman trial. I watched with anxiety and anticipation; waiting for our legal system to embody justice and sentence George Zimmerman to jail for ending Trayvon Martin’s life. Deep in my heart, I feared that justice...
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Posted in Black Women, Racism, U.S., White Women, Women of Color | 32 Comments »

No Justice for Trayvon: White Women in the Jury Box

July 17, 2013
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No Justice for Trayvon: White Women in the Jury Box

During the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin, considerable media coverage surrounded the selection of six women for jury duty. Perhaps, some speculated, an all-woman jury would be more sympathetic to the Martin family, recognizing the profound loss of a dead child. Or perhaps women are the “fairer” sex and would be able to more humanely...
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  • Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson kristen

    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]

  • Poems for Ferguson: Vanessa Huang and Aya de Leon Michael-Brown-Ferguson-Missouri-Shooting-Petition-Racism-america_2014-08-15_17-44-22

    Two poets consider Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and the crucial ways in which Black Life Matters.     How Do I Love Thee? A love poem from the Ferguson, MO police dept to Black residents: An informal emulation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 by Aya de Leon . How [...]

  • “Paws” by Tracy Burkholder tracy

    Paws   In sixth grade, I started to envy certain girls’ hands. Not always manicured, but always neat. Fingers thin and smooth. These hands gently freed sheets of paper from their metal spirals and lifted loops of hair to more beautiful perches. Lunch trays floated inside their gentle grip while [...]