Tag Archives: Black History Month

Photo of the Day: Audre Lorde, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker & June Jordan

TweetCheck out this image of June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and Audre Lorde  together at the 1979 Phyllis Wheatley Poetry Festival: Let us celebrate.  Tweet
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Throwback Thursday: The audacity of Phyllis Wheatley as observed by June Jordan

TweetWe live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” less than half a mile away, the Rosa Parks Statue was unveiled at the Capital Building in honor of [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet“We’re not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!” Happy Black History Month, everyone. Melissa Harris-Perry is teaching a class on environmental justice… and you can kind of take it! Watching porn will turn you into even more of a godless pinko commie than you already are. “Old, Female [...]
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Quick Hit: Racist tweeps demand White History Month

TweetToday is the first day of February. That means the start of Black History Month… and an occasion for predictable but still infuriating racism. Running Chicken has compiled some of the many, many tweets out there today insisting that the ever-oppressed white majority must be honored as well. A common trend is the preemptively defensive [...]
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Black History Month: Spotlight on women’s contributions

TweetToday, I combed the Internets for a video/visual that could really capture some of what Black History month means to me and I found this moving video presentation on ordinary black women: When you sift through, you definitely will see the greats that your kid sibling is probably learning about: Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott [...]
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