black feminism

Black Woman Says Petty, Pretentious Black Feminists Destroyed Nate Parker Over White Wife Not Rape Accusation

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What you are about to read about is (allegedly) not a defense of Nate Parker. Again, the essay you are about to read about is (allegedly) not a defense of Nate Parker. And yet, that is the man writer Feathers, a black woman, chose to...

Canceling Rutgers University’s Beyoncé Course Proves Larger Point

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I was 22 when I enrolled in a Black Feminist Thought graduate class. I’d just discovered journalist Joan Morgan’s seminal book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks It Down, which writer Kia Miakka Wood describes as a text “that addressed the...

Israeli Journalist Wants Black Women to Thank White Women For Making It ‘Possible For Them to Have Rights’

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Rebecca Griffin, a columnist with Calcalist, has a message for Black feminists who are critical of their white counterparts: give white women their props. After seeing a tweet from writer Ijeoma Oluo that read, “Lord be a twitter block to save me from White Feminism,”...

Why I Will March For Eric Garner

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When I first read Kimberly Foster’s piece entitled, “Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner”, it felt cold, ill-timed and exploitative—a transparent example of never letting a serious crisis go to waste. I immediately read it again to ensure that my reaction was not due to what...

Open Thread: Does This Photo Accurately Depict The Way White Feminists Deal With Black Feminists?

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What seems like a simple Target advertisement has opened up into a conversation online about white feminists vs black feminists. Truth be told, both groups have their own issues to deal with, but it seems as though intersectionality is something a lot of white feminists...




bell hooks on Beyoncé: She Is a ‘Terrorist’ Because of Her ‘Impact On Young Girls’

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Last night, The New School hosted a dynamic conversation between Black women activists and creatives titled “Are You Still a Slave?” The group, which included filmmaker Shola Lynch, author Marci Blackman, feminist icon and scholar bell hooks, and activist and author Janet Mock, focused on...