Tag Archives: Black women

When there isn’t a case for debate: Black women speak on sexual violence and solidarity

TweetEd. note: This post featuring black women’s voices on sexual violence, rape, race, and solidarity, was organized by Brothers Writing to Live in response to a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, containing pernicious if not new ideas concerning sex, rape and black women. Here is a good description of the initial article and subsequent fallout. This post is re-published here [...]
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Rest in peace, Maya Angelou

Tweet The amazing Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Tweet
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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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“I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon.”

TweetBrittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
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Some things you might want to know about black hair before you regulate how black women wear it

Tweet The United States Army is facing criticism after releasing new appearance standards that essentially ban most of the hairstyles that black women with natural hair wear. The regulations ban twists, locks, and braids thicker than one fourth of an inch.  Tweet
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