Tag Archives: Angela Davis

Nas and “The Woman’s Mafia”

Tweet I’ve been thinking more than I should a lot about Nas dubbing feminism “The Woman’s Mafia.” Predictably, there was a bit of a backlash after he posted this contextless comment on Twitter, in part because the meaning was so unclear. The barbs that followed took shoots at Nas’ perceived lack of intelligence, as well as jokes about [...]
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Angela Taught Me: Linking our Struggles Against Oppression

TweetThere’s a reason Angela Davis is regarded as one of the greatest thinkers of her (or any) generation. Here’s the revolutionary scholar and former political prisoner waxing poetic on a recent episode of Democracy NOW!:  Tweet
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Keeping youth out of adult prisons

TweetIn a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  ”tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults. Tweet
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Photoshopped Willow Smith reps feminism on red carpet

Tweet Alas, this image is too good to be true. It is photoshopped from this original image. But the shirt is amazing- here’s a link to purchase! Via Shelby Knox. Related: Willow Smith: “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself” The Smiths Believe in Raising a Girl in Command of Her Own Body Also related: I [...]
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Angela Davis talks prison abolition on Democracy Now

Tweethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af1gQpkpk6Q Angela Davis is for sure one of my activist icons. Her longevity in the movement, her commitment to radical politics and her wisdom have been incredible to witness. The intro into Amy Goodman’s (swoon) interview lays out some of the highlights of her activist career (watch it here). In this segment on Democracy Now, [...]
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