Tag Archives: African Americans

It’s Juneteenth 2013. More Black people are in prison than were slaves and Paula Deen wants to bring slavery back

TweetToday is June 19, or Juneteenth. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863, slaves in Texas didn’t find out slavery was over until June 19, 1865, hence commemorating this date as the end of legal slavery in the US. As Phillipe Copeland points out, the prison system was quickly positioned to take [...]
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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 5 Things You Can Do

TweetToday is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I could (and will, sigh, later in the post) cite some scary and infuriating statistics about the presence of HIV/AIDS in the black community. It’s true that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects people of color, not only in the U.S. but around the world. And there are a number of [...]
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The Feministing Five: Regina Taylor

TweetRegina Taylor is a Golden Globe-winning actress and playwright, gracing film, television and theater. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Taylor started writing at the young age of five. She continued writing throughout college until she took an acting class and got bit by the actor’s bug. Most television audiences may recognize Taylor from her role as [...]
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Just how bad is the movie Red Tails?

TweetRed Tails is a new movie about the Tuskegee airmen that the legendary George Lucas financed himself after years of the movie being rejected for Hollywood financing. It was #2 at the box office this weekend. This second place finish was largely based on black people flocking to the theater – myself included. Jozen Cummings [...]
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America Is So Post-Racial, We Don’t Even Need Black People in Our Senate

Tweet Florida Senate candidate Kendrick Meek, who lost in yesterday’s election. By now, many of you have heard the bad news that yesterday’s elections didn’t go so well for Democrats. Though they were able to hold onto control of the Senate, Republicans took the House and expanded their presence in the Senate. While zillions of [...]
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