Posts Tagged black feminism

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

The brilliant Melissa Harris-Perry 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 Harris-Perry 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?

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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 ...

Quick hit: the role of Black women activists in the Civil War

There’s no better way to start the week than with some hardcore history nerdporn. So it’ a good thing that the Disunion blog at the New York Times, which chronicling the Civil War as it happened 150 years ago, is has posted a really interesting article on the role of Black women activists in the abolition movement:

Boston and Philadelphia black women benefited from the unparalleled influence in their cities of white abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, who championed both the emancipation of slaves and the rights of women. In Boston, the New England Anti-Slavery Society, which Garrison helped found in 1833, welcomed black women like Susan Paul. When white women in Boston established the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society without ...

There’s no better way to start the week than with some hardcore history nerdporn. So it’ a good thing that the Disunion blog at the New York Times, which chronicling the Civil War as it happened ...