Posts Tagged Angela Davis

Nas and “The Woman’s Mafia”


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 bell hooks going to the studio to record a diss track. His tweet left me, like many others, confused. For one, he had just spent more than an hour in conversation with Angela Davis, feminist legend, and she discussed adopting a feminist lens as a way of looking at the prison industrial complex and the issue of mass incarceration. Maybe he just ...


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 ...

Angela Taught Me: Linking our Struggles Against Oppression

There’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!

There’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!

Keeping youth out of adult prisons

In 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.

In 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 ...

Photoshopped Willow Smith reps feminism on red carpet

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 want the leggings too kthnx.

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 ...

Angela Davis talks prison abolition on Democracy Now

http://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, Davis addresses what many have come to call the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. We now incarcerate more people than any country in the world–and the rates are only continuing to rise. Her push for prison abolition is informed by her own time inside. This month marks the 40th anniversary of her incarceration. She was acquitted of all charges in 1972 and ...

http://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 ...

Angela Davis talks prison abolition on Democracy Now

http://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, Davis addresses what many have come to call the crisis of mass incarceration in the United States. We now incarcerate more people than any country in the world–and the rates are only continuing to rise. Her push for prison abolition is informed by her own time inside. This month marks the 40th anniversary of her incarceration. She was acquitted of all charges in 1972 and ...

http://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 ...