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5 Mother's Day Books for Feminist Moms Who Also Are Women of Faith

Celia Wexler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Celia Wexler

Just because we are mothers doesn't mean we've left our brains, or our feminism, at the delivery room door. This Mother's Day, feminist moms like me who also are women of faith would appreciate any of these books. They reassure us that we are not alone in our struggles trying to practice our faith, whatever it may be, in the face of entrenched patriarchy.

Beyonce's Lemonade: A Candid Analysis Of Why We Must Continue to Love that Cool, Refreshing Drink!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

First, let me begin by saying that the last thing that I have time for is to write about and analyze a Beyonce piece, as I am in the middle of finishing a book about health disparities and social injustice, which are issues that are deeply plaguing our community.

Alice Walker's Facebook Page Will Give You All The Black History You Need

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

Alice Walker joined Facebook last week and has since posted a steady stream of some pretty incredible material. The Color Purple author, whose accoun...

Aisle View: The Color Purple in Radiant Bloom

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In one of the more notable turnarounds in recent Broadway history, The Color Purple -- which many viewers found self-deflated and uninvolving when it premiered in 2005 -- reveals itself upon its return (via London) as a stunning, exhilarating and altogether joyful theatrical experience.

'The Color Purple' -- the Best One Yet

Ilene Angel | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

In a country that is more divisive than ever, a show about the triumph of the indomitable human spirit and an unshakable faith in the goodness of God and ultimately, of man, was a much needed balm for this world-weary soul.

The Color Purple Author Alice Walker: 'Rebellion is Close to Godliness'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sarah Beauchamp

Later on in her life, Walker realized that she "had to show what happened to them and why they were like that," she said of her grandparents. She had to tell the story of how people could move forward, break free from their former selves and change for the better.

Young Celie, Desreta Jackson Says Colorism Made Her Leave Hollywood After ‘The Color Purple’

The Grio | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Desreta Jackson is best known for playing the young version of Celie Johnson, opposite Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, and Oprah Winfrey in Steven Spie...

Azealia Banks Says She's Not A Feminist, And Her Reason Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women

Azealia Banks has garnered a reputation for saying exactly what's on her mind, even when what she has to say might rub people the wrong way. On Sunda...

'Color Purple' Scribe Alice Walker Opens Up About Her Boycott Of Israel

NBC News | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.07.2015 | Black Voices

As a new Broadway production of 'The Color Purple' gets underway, Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker talks to veteran journalist Karu F. Danie...

Alice Walker Dishes On Broadway Revival Of 'The Color Purple'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

This month, Alice Walker's classic 1982 novel, "The Color Purple," will once again make its way to the Broadway stage, this time directed by Tony winn...

Friends Do Let Friends Divorce

Anastasia Higginbotham | Posted 08.13.2016 | Divorce
Anastasia Higginbotham

Recently, divorce struck a little too close to home, and I flipped right out. A family I love faces divorce. Children I feel connected to are reacting to the news. And I am a child again. Night fills me with dread. My sleep is disturbed.

Sandra Bland And The Transgression Of Empowered Black Womanhood

Rev. Dominique C. Atchison | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Rev. Dominique C. Atchison

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

Boston's Forgotten Role in the Women's Movement

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Irene Monroe

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.

She-roes From A to Z

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As February is Black History Month, I am highlighting African-American women who have made significant contributions to the economy and culture of the United States.

Valentine's Day: 20 Stories on Love, Chocolate, Roses, Secrets, Bromance, Breakups and Diamonds

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

For Valentine's Day, we dug through the Democracy Now! archives to bring you these 20 stories. 1. Love Has No Color Just two years ago, a group of...

Celebrating Writer Langston Hughes -- Black, Red and Gay

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Peter Dreier

Langston Hughes -- the poet, novelist, playwright, and short-story writer -- was born 113 years ago yesterday.

Selma: And The Cultural Relevancy Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

Antoinette Brock | Posted 03.21.2015 | Black Voices
Antoinette Brock

America is indeed "unsure of how to care for us." We are miraculous in that we are a magnificent flower that grows in spite of the most unlikely and adverse conditions. Protests, movements and riots even are not sparked by Black people because we are violent.

Without Sanctuary?: On Lynching in the 21st Century

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

As we wrestle with two Grand Jury decisions not to indict police officers for murder, I am reminded of anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells. Wells, an African American journalist who often sent detectives to investigate individual lynchings and published their reports.

Wise Women Who Change The World

Beth Arnold | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Arnold

I WAS STANDING by the fire, ringed by smooth gray and golden stones, with smoke of sage and cedar floating into the New Mexican sky. The air was fragr...

Sunshine State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about women who have been inducted into both the Florida Women's Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame -- whose accomplishments have benefited women and life in the Sunshine State.

4 Extraordinary Literary Women Who Redefined Feminine Perfection

Sunny Rosen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Sunny Rosen

Like many young women, I struggle with the constant desire to be "perfect," mentally and physically. It can be so hard to follow advice to find joy in the here and now and so easy to instead be weighed down by imperfection. Reading, though, is an escape from the pressures of reality, an immersion somewhere else that allows great happiness in the moment.

Boston LGBTQ Communities Divided on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

At a recent protest rally on the streets of Boston, just one of many that I've seen personally, watched on TV and read about, members of our community went at each other's throats, demonstrating not only how we're not monolithic when it comes to passion and politics but how LGBTQs are inextricably tied to world events.

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?