Posts Tagged black feminism

Black women march in the street with African drums

Forging a New Way Forward at the First-Ever Black Feminisms Forum

Ed. note: This guest post is one of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a focus on voices from the Global South. 

“I cannot promise to love you fearlessly, but I can promise to love you courageously.”

Ed. note: This guest post is one of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier ...

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Bump Your ‘Becky’ Beef

Part of me knew Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair” line would cause a wave of uninformed, poorly thought out responses, but for some reason I still hoped for the best. British fashion, beauty and style magazine, Glamour UK, may have had the worst public blunder (to put it mildly) so far, but their antagonistic white girl antics are nothing new. For Black women, “Becky” and “good hair” are euphemisms that have been around for a long, long time.

Part of me knew Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair” line would cause a wave of uninformed, poorly thought out responses, but for some reason I still hoped for the best. British fashion, beauty and style magazine, ...

“Feminism is a question: what truths are missing here?”

The brilliant Melissa HarrisPerry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out in academia to a list of must-read books that makes a nice companion to the black feminism syllabus she put together last year. But my favorite part was her response to a question about the current state of black feminism. 

The brilliant Melissa HarrisPerry recently answered questions from Jezebel readers. Unsurprisingly, she had some great advice — from tips for young women starting out ...

Audre Lorde lectures students at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Lorde was a Master Artist in Residence at the Central Florida arts center in 1983.  (Photo by Robert Alexander/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Quick Hit: Happy birthday to Audre Lorde!

Today would be the 80th birthday of the self-proclaimed Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet. And to celebrate, The Feminist Wire is launching a two-week online forum on Lorde’s life and work today

Today would be the 80th birthday of the self-proclaimed Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet. And to celebrate, The Feminist Wire is launching a two-week online forum on Lorde’s life and work today

What would you add to Melissa Harris-Perry’s black feminism syllabus?

On a recent show, Melissa Harris-Perry promised to send her black feminism syllabus to Washington reporter Michelle Cottle. And now we all get to benefit, because here it is! Check it out and put these reads to your holiday wish list STAT.

Obviously, this isn’t comprehensive, so let us know–what books and authors would you add?

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

On a recent show, Melissa Harris-Perry promised to send her black feminism syllabus to Washington reporter Michelle Cottle. And now we all get to benefit, because here it is! Check it out and put these reads ...

Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks blew my mind

The conversation between Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks at the New School last week was one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing. If you think I’m exaggerating, take a look for yourself.  It was worth the hour of standing in line in the cold to get in, and then some.

The conversation between Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks at the New School last week was one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing. If you think I’m exaggerating, take a ...

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