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Feministing Jamz: What Las Cafeteras’ “This Land” says about land & power

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched systems of white supremacy and economic inequities.

This week People’s Yoga co-founder Leah Gallego’s band, Las Cafeteras, is doing the same thing with its latest music video, released just in time for Independence Day in the U.S. As profiled in last week’s post, Las Cafeteras is a band “who is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles,” so this video comes as no surprise.

Transcript available in the Youtube description.

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched ...

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What’s implicit bias? These eight young black men describe how they live with it at school.

Cheers Diane Humetewa! The Senate has confirmed the first Native American woman as a federal judge.

“There’s a reason survivors choose not to go to the police, and that’s because they’re treated as the criminals.”

New infographics on the (il)legality of queerness in today’s world.

What’s implicit bias? These eight young black men describe how they live with it at school.

Cheers Diane Humetewa! The Senate has confirmed the first Native American woman as a federal judge.

“There’s a ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Malia and Sasha in the White House: dangerous narrative about the progress of African-American girls.

Social media, teens, moral panic, and the sexual predators that “lurk everywhere”.

Cooking skills and farm vegetables in inner-city Washington D.C.

Beyonce is asking ‘how come,and so am I.”

Corporate sponsors flee from Boston’s homophobic St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Why Lupita Nyong’o should be the star of  the new Star Wars

Malia and Sasha in the White House: dangerous narrative about the progress of African-American girls.

Social media, teens, moral panic, and the sexual predators that “lurk everywhere”.

Cooking skills and farm vegetables in ...

Friday Feminist Fuck You: The Oscars (via Native Appropriations)

None of us is surprised to reaffirm that the Hollywood awards season never brings very good news for racial or gender justice. At the Golden Globes we saw people of color consistently overlooked, Jared Leto celebrated for playing a trans woman (who apparently can’t be real), and the worship of a child molester, Woody Allen.

But the Oscar nominations are out, and things are getting worse. One of our favorite blogs, Native Appropriations, run by one of our favorite people, Adrienne Keene, has an important take-down of two nominations.

None of us is surprised to reaffirm that the Hollywood awards season never brings very good news for racial or gender justice. At the Golden Globes we saw people of color consistently overlooked,

Quick Hit: “Law & Order: Indian Country”

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Earlier this week, the Tribal Law and Order Commission released a report documenting the effects of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and setting forth recommendations on how to decrease violence in tribal areas of the U.S.

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Earlier this week, the Tribal Law and Order Commission released a report documenting the effects of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and setting forth recommendations on how to decrease ...

New documentary Young Lakota about lack of abortion access on a reservation

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In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions abortion ban.

Image Credit: Ms. Magazine

In 2006, Cecilia Fire Thunder, Tribal Leader of the Ogala Sioux, threatened to build a women’s health clinic on tribal land in response to a proposed South Dakota no-exceptions ...

Photo of the Day: Lakota grandmothers capture neo-Nazi flag

Leith, North Dakota is a small town with only 24 residents. Recently, the town has been targeted for takeover by a group of neo-Nazis, who are trying to make it a haven for white supremacists. According to NPR, white supremacist Craig Cobb has already purchased 12 properties, and has given most of them to other white supremacists. Cobb has said he wants to fly flags of the “formerly white nations of Europe” over the town:

“It would be extraordinarily beautiful when people enter the town, particularly at night,” Cobb says. “We will probably have the National Socialist hunting flag with stag horns and a very small swastika in the center — very discreet.”

This past weekend, he invited members of the ...

Leith, North Dakota is a small town with only 24 residents. Recently, the town has been targeted for takeover by a group of neo-Nazis, who are trying to make it a haven for white supremacists. According ...

Navajo language is in, racist language towards Native Americans is out

Things aren’t going so great these days when it comes to representations of Native Americans in mainstream media: the Washington Redskins’ are still refusing point blank to change their very racist name. Jamilah King over at Colorlines points out that, 

“[This] is just one example of how the culture of football is still tied to a deeply problematic American history. For all of its supposed inclusion—the pink breast cancer awareness gear, its growing female fan base, the “It Gets Better” videos—American football is a game founded on and maintained by racial exclusivity. The sport that America loves is much like the the country itself: ostentatious, violent, and for millions, a home. [Team owner Daniel] Synder knows ...

Things aren’t going so great these days when it comes to representations of Native Americans in mainstream media: the Washington Redskins’ are still refusing point blank to change their very racist name. Jamilah King over ...