Tag Archives: black girls

These are the names of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls

TweetUpdate #2: Upon further reflection and having read Jina Moore’s piece exploring the internal Nigerian politics of releasing the names and the specific concerns brought up by the governor of Borno state, we’ve decided to adjust this list to include the first names of the girls only.  Update #1: Some readers have expressed concern that posting these [...]
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Watch: bell hooks and Salamishah Tillet on the welfare of Black girls

Tweetbell hooks is currently a scholar-in-residence at The New School. Last night, hooks had a conversation with Salamishah Tillet about the cultural devaluation of Black girls. It’s a topic that’s certainly being discussed around these parts. The entire conversation was livestreamed, and you can watch the full video below: Tweet
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Understanding the R. Kelly phenomenon — and then ending it

TweetMuch has been written about R. Kelly in recent weeks. The release have of his latest album coupled with this Village Voice interview with Jim DeRogatis, the reporter who broke the story on the singer’s alleged child pornography, has people talking again, and for good reason. R. Kelly is a known predator being provided ample chances [...]
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Statement about my “Age & Consent” post

TweetEditor’s note: Sesali made the decision to take down the original post. Here is a statement from her: My original post, about my experience with consent was an excerpt from something on my personal blog. It was a mistake for me to think that everyone would be able to clearly define what is mine vs. [...]
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Welcoming a new digital space: what “hood feminism” means to me

TweetThere is so much power in a pen (or a keyboard). Creating language to describe our lived experience is so transcending, turning abstract principles into discourse. I was reminded of this when I first heard about hood feminism. Blogger Jamie defines the parameters of her own existence and the ways in which she felt out [...]
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