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Angela Davis

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
justin adkins

Practicing restorative justice begins in our everyday lives. In an everyday setting jumping to punitive measures raises questions like the following. What do you do when your neighbor/friend is verbally having a loud disagreement with her teenager?

Why America Needs Black History Month

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Aryanna Prasad

if black children were reminded, for more than 28 days, that kids like them grew up and achieved their goals in the face of adversity and discrimination, these children would experience the same encouragement any white child feels when looking at the histories of their studies.

#WeAreBlackHistory Celebrates Black Heroines Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.12.2015 | Black Voices

When it comes to torches of strong Black women civil rights legacies, there are a lot to carry. Fortunately for us there are plenty of contemporar...

Why Are There No White Guys in Black Feminist Thought?

Aliza Vigderman | Posted 04.13.2015 | College
Aliza Vigderman

White men, who held the most power in society, could evoke change in a way that women and people of color simply could not. Clearly, things have changed since slavery. But gaps between race and gender still exist, privileging the white man over every other group.

Angela Davis Speaks On Racism And Police Militarization

Summer Noblé | Posted 04.04.2015 | Black Voices
Summer Noblé

Activists and academics alike came together last Wednesday for the 31st annual UC Santa Cruz Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, which was filled to capacity for the event that proudly hosted Angela Davis.

Angela Davis Explains How The 'Prison Industrial Complex' Profits From Black People

The Guardian | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

“There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, ...

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

Frank Browning | Posted 02.03.2015 | Women
Frank Browning

Ten minutes into She's Beautiful When She's Angry I was transfixed. Funny, poignant and fast-moving but most of all open-hearted and smart, this visually intense 90 minutes brought back the sounds, scenes and voices that had made it so exciting to be alive during the years of hope, dreams and passion of the 1960s and early 70s.

The Magic Of Meshell Ndegeocello

Diriye Osman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Diriye Osman

It's fair to say that, in our age of digitized apathy and carefully-curated online inertia, you can add singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello to that long line of creative polymaths who have not only injected vital energy into the culture but repeatedly spoken truth to power.

Warrior Women and the Work of Abigail Pesta

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The written word is a vehicle for social change. The stroke of a pen can incite a call to action against unquestioned forms of injustice. For decades, journalism has been used as a medium to advance women's rights movements.

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

Listen to This Book: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

Thomas infuses his passion for the music, poetry, and recorded rhetoric with a weighty reverence for the events and attitudes that shaped a generation. His mission started out quite innocently.

Angela Davis: 'I Don't See Myself As An Icon'

Greg Archer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Greg Archer

Angela Davis is undeniably one of the more unique creatures to emerge out of the turbulent political waters of the latter part of the 20th Century. ...

"Radical" Posturing vs. Civil Rights

Andy Thayer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

I gagged as I read Yasmin Nair's account of activist Angela Davis's recent speech insulting LGBTs who desire the right to marry. Davis says these LGBTs are motivated by a desire for "bourgeois respectability."

Angela Davis, Education and the Meaning of Freedom

Henry A. Giroux | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Henry A. Giroux

We have a lot to learn from her work, her struggles over the last few decades, her humility and bristling intelligence, and her insistence that pedagogy is the formative basis of not just dissent, but collective struggle.

Judging History and Angela Davis: A review of Free Angela

Craig Carpenter | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Craig Carpenter

Free Angela, a feature length documentary directed by Shola Lynch, does a fine job in helping to explain how Ms. Davis came to represent so much to so many.

The 'D' Is Not Silent: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 05.05.2013 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

Like she did in her previous film, Lynch offers a loving, generous, yet critically astute view of a black woman political icon, whose story has often received short-shrift in comparison to some of her male comrades.

Who Is Still Afraid of Katie Roiphe?

Jim Downs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Jim Downs

In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.

Happy Birthday Angela Davis

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 01.26.2013 | Black Voices

On this day, 69 years ago, the activist, scholar, and revolutionary Angela Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis has spent much of her life...

Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Perhaps the most destructive part of the problem is that no one is proposing ways to stop it from happening. There are programs for men who have been abusive, and programs for women who have been abused, but what about programs for men before they become abusive?

Black Films, Actors and Directors Enliven 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.17.2012 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Black films, actors and directors headed to the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September and made their mark.

So You Want to Talk Solutions? White Denial and the Change Question (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 11.05.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

It is time to rectify a societal plague - mass incarceration. This would be a step in the right direction.

From the Headlines: A Procrastinator's Guide to Toronto International Film Fest

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

This year's Toronto International Film Festival is the perfect programming blend of independent projects and big studio films, master filmmakers and some recently discovered greats, short films with heft and long movies with a light heart.

What Jackie Kennedy, Susan Sontag And Angela Davis Learned In Paris

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In the new book Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis, author Alice Kaplan explores the lives of three radically different, influential American women who had an enduring bond with France -- and vice-versa.

Black Style in a Box

James Sanders | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
James Sanders

As of late it's been a trend of sorts for some publications and blogs to write about black style as if it's a new trend to be satirically sketched and critiqued. As an African-American fashion writer -- I'm over it.

PHOTOS: Freedom Fighter Fashion

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Black Voices

There is strength in style--the civil-rights movement is a perfect example. Robin Givhan said it best in her essay about the civil-rights movement...