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Watch now: Mychal talking about DJ Mister Cee

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, read Janet’s excellent piece on the subject first.

Don’t miss our own Mychal on HuffPost Live in a few a minutes discussing the DJ Mister Cee “scandal” with Feministing favorites Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, and Mark Anthony Neal. For background, ...

Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue:

“For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. Tiana, your hair is wonderful. You come from a people with a beautiful array of styles and textures that range from short to big afros that come in colors from gray to black, curly naturals that spiral every which way just because they can.”

This is not the first time that Harris-Perry has touched on the issue; last summer,  she aired a segment exploring the current cultural ...

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some ...

Don’t miss Mychal Denzel Smith talking race relations on CSPAN

Among the long list of things racism has completely ruined, I’ll admit that using the word “articulate” as a compliment for black men ranks pretty low in significance. Still, this clip featuring Feministing’s own Mychal Denzel Smith talking race relations on CSPAN alongside Armstrong Williams and host Steve Scully makes me regret the word’s popularity among a certain kind of insidious hater, because, as I think you’ll see, Smith embodies it perfectly. Here he is, putting into words the anger, indignance, and disbelief that so many of us are feeling in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict:

“Looking at the verdict, what happened was, to my mind, a lack of respect for black life. Trayvon Martin was put on trial during what ...

Among the long list of things racism has completely ruined, I’ll admit that using the word “articulate” as a compliment for black men ranks pretty low in significance. Still, this clip featuring Feministing’s own Mychal Denzel Smith talking race ...

Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is worth a watch, but Hayes doesn’t take the obvious next step: forced sterilization isn’t only of a kind with California’s particular brand of mass incarceration but also with the inherent abuse of imprisonment.

Transcript, via MSNBC, after the jump.

I posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

What to the slave is the fourth of July?

What to the prisoner is the fourth of July?

The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

Check out A Band Called Death.

Don’t lean in: kick back.

Do we have any chance at a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

Pride in Paris.

Yeah, David ...

New investigative video shows a crisis pregnancy center counselor telling a client dangerous lies

Katie Stack was disturbed when she got pregnant and visited a clinic close by that turned out to be a crisis pregnancy center, facilities that try to look like abortion clinics that exist to talk people out of accessing abortions. Katie was lied to about her own health, as happens to so many young people. This experience inspired her to investigate these misleading fake clinics:

Though she had an appointment at a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion, she visited an Iowa clinic closer to her home. “ The “counseling” that I received included the following,” Stack wrote in a 2011 New York Times Op-Ed. “I was cautioned that abortions caused breast cancer, even though the National Cancer Institute has found serious flaws in ...

Katie Stack was disturbed when she got pregnant and visited a clinic close by that turned out to be a crisis pregnancy center, facilities that try to look like abortion clinics that exist to talk people out ...

Watch this video of awesome 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful if someone left one in the comments!

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful ...

Watch Alexandra speak out against Serena WIlliams’ victim-blaming Steubenville comment

But first please ignore the victim-blamey framing of the video (No, Serena doesn’t “have a point about responsibility,” HuffPo). And learn more about the campaign Alexandra helped launch to stop sexual violence.

But first please ignore the victim-blamey framing of the video (No, Serena doesn’t “have a point about responsibility,” HuffPo). And learn more about the campaign Alexandra helped launch to stop sexual violence.

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