Tag Archives: Black women

Why we need to get over Clair Huxtable

Tweet Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns over real life patriarch Bill Cosby’s rape accusations. There’s a lot there to make you reconsider just how warm and [...]
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When black women die from street harassment

TweetWho cries when black women die? I’m not asking that as some type of rhetorical, poetic question, meant to move you toward ferocious finger snaps. I want to know. Who cries when black women die? Further, who cries when black women are killed? Mary Spears was killed. The man who killed her did so because [...]
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Keeping Marissa in mind

Tweet I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney.  Tweet
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How about everyone who isn’t a black woman just stops writing about black women

TweetAfter reading the New York Times story about television producing mogul Shonda Rhimes that starts by saying “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman,’” I have a modest proposal. No one who isn’t a black woman should be allowed to write about the cultural [...]
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Lauryn Hill dedicates version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

Tweet Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check out the lyrics after the jump.  Tweet
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