Put some respect on my melanin.
#BlackLivesMatter leaders are advocates. In light of the incessant number of shootings of black women, men, girls and boys
Without black women administering the ministry, praying for the pastor, teaching the children, singing in the choir, cooking in the kitchen, answering the phones, photocopying the bulletin, and testifying to the goodness of the Lord on Wednesday nights, there is no Black Church.
In America, more than the act of changing lanes without signaling, being black, female and living and speaking unapologetically has always been seen as a punishable transgression
Dore documents the hilarity, excitement and outright boldness (along with the scandalous moments) of the Movement. If you thought for one moment these women lacked chutzpah, Dore quickly disabuses you of the notion.
You would put your hand on my belly to feel the baby kicking. You loved the new life that was stirring inside of me. Sometimes I would let you rub an ice cube on my belly to awaken your brother, and we would laugh when we saw a tiny foot or elbow move across my stretched skin.
As women's history month draws to a conclusion, I have been reflecting on what it means to expand the work of feminism to better include diverse perspectives and narratives.
When gay men badger other gay men because of socially constructed ideals about how a man is supposed to act, when our position in the bedroom becomes a foundation for establishing gender roles, what we're doing is protecting and promoting misogyny and sexism.
Black History Month is that time of year when the achievements and courage of people of African descent are acknowledged and celebrated.
Black women experienced a more intense form of oppression than that of white women and our feminist struggle would be far more complicated and intense.
To me, the key to the Fem2.0 conference on February 2 was to mashup, interact, and expand the dialogue.
Perhaps a feminism that has not responded to the needs of its constituents needs to die. Perhaps Obama is unintentionally killing feminism and facilitating the rise of "feminisms."