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Angela Davis And Gloria Steinem On The Power Of Revolutionary Movements

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices

Legendary activists Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem sat onstage opposite each other on Thursday night to take part in a meaningful discussion that was...

Unauthorized Angela Davis Biopic By ‘Shameless’ Scribe LaToya Morgan Acquired

Deadline Hollywod | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.12.2016 | Black Voices

Suspected 60s radical Angela Davis is getting biopic treatment. Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm has acquired an untitled script by Shameless scribe LaToya...

Grandpa Bernie, The SDS Guys & Gloria Steinem

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Randy Susan Meyers

After looking at who the candidates were then, how they've grown, and what they've accomplished, Hillary Clinton is the woman I support for president and for whom I feel deep trust and respect. I am passionate about entrusting our country to Hillary Clinton.

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah van Gelder

"Self-care and healing and attention to the body and the spiritual dimension--all of this is now a part of radical social justice struggles." Angela...

Why Activist Angela Davis Isn't Endorsing Any Candidate For President

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices

Revolutionary activist Angela Davis is not impressed with the current roster of candidates running for president. Davis -- whose work has always take...

Lupita Nyong'o in Eclipsed: Girls Interrupted

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A local Liberian warlord's women in a bare hut in Eclipsed at the Golden Theater are called wife #1, #3, and #4, but as written by Danai Gurira, they ...

Angela Davis Talks Black Liberation, History and the Contemporary Vision

EBONY.com | Posted 02.18.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

It's telling that America is still grappling with many of the same racial inequities and injustices that it did 50 years ago - and that Black pride remains a controversial topic. Not so to renowned scholar, activist and feminist icon and close associate of the Black Panthers Angela Y. Davis.

7 Chefs' Tricks To Help Make Your Thanksgiving Scrumptious

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices

Thanksgiving dinner just got even more mouthwatering with these 7 black chefs. Year-round, they whip up some of the tastiest looking food porn you'll ...

This Fact About Women Of The Black Panther Party May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.17.2016 | Black Voices

The Black Panther Party, a militant and revolutionary group that fought for the empowerment of the black community, is arguably often associated with ...

Everyday Abolition: Working Towards Non-Punitive Accountability

justin adkins | Posted 05.30.2015 | 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. Wh...

"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.