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Media, Sports and Black Queer Youth: Tayshana Murphy and the Dimming of Stars

November 28, 2011
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Media, Sports and Black Queer Youth: Tayshana Murphy and the Dimming of Stars

I didn’t know Tayshana Murphy was gay. I’m from Harlem, and I like to think I’m tapped into important conversations among New York’s LGBTQ people of color communities. I learned of 18-year-old Murphy’s murder early on September 11th  of this year—heard about it, in fact, from an auntie of mine before I heard it...
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The Girls in The Band

November 27, 2011
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The Girls in The Band, directed and produced by Judy Chaikin, Michael Greene, and Nancy Kissock, and edited by Edward Osei-Gyimah, literally screens in the untold, groundbreaking stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists from the late 30s to the present day.  These narratives, previously screened out due to pervasive sexism and racism,...
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Locating Paule Marshall

November 25, 2011
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Locating Paule Marshall

The first time I encountered Paule (silent ‘e’) Marshall, I was an undergraduate—a first-generation college student—at the University of Chicago. I was majoring in sociology and trying to figure out my place in the world of ideas. I vividly remember the frisson of excitement I felt when I pulled one of Marshall’s books off...
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Giving Thanks

November 24, 2011
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Giving Thanks

All of us at TFW wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving! While you are enjoying your day with family and friends, we hope that you will take a moment to read just a few of our “notables” of which we are most thankful for this holiday season: 11 Months of feminist reporting since...
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Young, Gay And Homeless: Fighting For Resources

November 24, 2011
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A number of studies of homeless youth in big cities assert that somewhere between 30 and 40 percent of homeless youths identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. It is likely due to the fact that many gay youths are more often kicked out of their homes than straight youths, or feel so uncomfortable...
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Preventing the Undesirables: Forced Sterilization & Eugenics in the US and Abroad

November 10, 2011
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Preventing the Undesirables: Forced Sterilization & Eugenics in the US and Abroad

If you enjoy the luxury of living under a rock, you may have missed the news that the planet’s population has reached (and now exceeded) seven billion people. The media made quite a fuss about it, briefly rocketing the issue of population control ahead of the economy and unemployment rates. What is alarming about...
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Message from The Editors: In Commemoration of 9/11

September 11, 2011
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Message from The Editors: In Commemoration of 9/11

We wish to express our sincere sympathies for all of the victims of September 11, 2001, now ten years ago.  The tragedy of that day still resounds throughout the United States, and we still bear the wound. Yet, let us not forget, today, the people who lost their lives, responded with bravery, and have...
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Strauss-Kahn, Domestic Immigrants and Money, Power, Respect

July 5, 2011
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Strauss-Kahn, Domestic Immigrants and Money, Power, Respect

See I believe in money, power and respect.  First you get the money.  Then you get the motherf–kin’ power.  And after you get the f–kin’ power.  You get the f–kin’ ni–az to respect you. It’s the key to life.  ~Lil’ Kim In 1998 when Lil’ Kim penned these lyrics in the Hip Hop anthem,...
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The Meaning of the 4th of July, 2011

July 3, 2011
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The Meaning of the 4th of July, 2011

Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them . . . your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing...
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The New Obama Factor: Why Michelle Obama Matters

July 1, 2011
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The New Obama Factor: Why Michelle Obama Matters

  By Keri Day There is a new Obama Factor.  And it’s not the President. Michelle Obama’s recent trip to South Africa inspired me to take a closer look at her expanding role and why she matters more and more on the international political stage.  But, let me travel back to the first time...
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