Tag Archives: Black women

The reality of being a black woman: A response to Ernest Baker

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post written by an anonymous woman living in New York City.  In an essay on Gawker entitled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You’re Black,” Ernest Baker writes: “Let’s be real, blonde hair and blue eyes are fucking attractive.” A friend of mine, a black woman, responded to the [...]
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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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