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Celebrating the 2nd Annual Black Women’s History Week

For the second year in a row, African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and several of their partners—including the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, and Planned Parenthood—have been celebrating the last week in March as Black Women’s History Week.

For the second year in a row, African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and several of their partners—including the National Organization for Women (NOW), the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, and Planned ...

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On Black Women, Power and “Owning Your Masters”

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving the show, even amid my own concerns about the future of marginalized voices in visible media spaces. Over the weekend, Ben Carter, YouTube host and author, published an essay in Blavity, calling Dr. Harris-Perry’s rationale and decision into question. Upon reading his assessment, I realized that one conversation I didn’t spend time unpacking that I perhaps should have, is a discussion about power, ownership and Black women.

Last week, I wrote about Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure from MSNBC, as the host of her hit talk show, The MHP Show. I spent a considerable portion of the article talking about the significance of Dr. Harris-Perry leaving ...

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SNL’s “The Day Beyonce Turned Black” and America’s Continued Erasure of Black Women

We can all tell when the SNL cast really gets it right—the satire is just the right degree of painfully accurate and comically precise. But their latest skit, “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black,” was one of the best I’ve seen in a while.

We can all tell when the SNL cast really gets it right—the satire is just the right degree of painfully accurate and comically precise. But their latest skit, “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black,” was one of the ...

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Reproductive Justice & BLM Movements Partner to Fight for Black Women’s Lives

Yesterday, Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Freedom and Black Lives Matter launched a partnership to fight for freedom and justice for Black women. Leaders from the three groups participated in a discussion about the intersection of their movements, and why anti-abortion legislators and violently racist police forces are part of the same system oppressing Black women across the country. 

Yesterday, Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Freedom and Black Lives Matter launched a partnership to fight for freedom and justice for Black women. Leaders from the three groups participated in a discussion about the intersection of ...

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Ferguson Activist Johnetta Elzie Covers Essence’s Black Girl Magic Issue

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

On ESSENCE’s February Black History Month issue, the magazine celebrates ‘#BlackGirlMagic class of 2016  with 3 different covers of Chi-raq‘s Teyonah Parris, black-ish‘s Yara Shahidi, and civil rights activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

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