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Black Feminism

A Letter to My Unborn Black Daughter

Amanda Bennett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

You won't be here for years and years, if ever at all. But I wanted you to have this, to know that you are not alone, and that you have an obligation to the black women who have been silenced to continue their work.

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.

Online Feminism: Who Are We Excluding?

DebateOut | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

The feminist blogosphere has become as much a space for social activism and encouraging change as it has for people to air their opinions and comments without fear of consequence. Though online feminism has been instrumental in bringing important issues to light, others worry that it has become exclusive to a fault.

I'm a Hip-Hop Feminist Dating a Patriarchal Man

Ravishly | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women

When I'm cuddling in bed with my non-feminist man and discussing what I'm teaching and what I'm learning and what I'm researching, all I see and know is that he loves me -- regardless of what his feminist commitments are.

Black Feminism Lite? More Like Beyoncé Has Taught Us Black Feminism Light

Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley

When a black woman stands up and declares herself a feminist, the response is never universal celebration.

Dear White Feminists, You Cannot Afford To Ignore Women Of Color Any Longer

XO Jane | Denise Clay | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices

Okay, mainstream feminist community, it's time that you and I had a little talk. You’ve not only screwed up. You’ve screwed up badly. And it’...

Are Black Women Excluded From The Feminist Movement?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

The Feminist Movement is not necessarily an all-united front. Huff Post Live spoke with feminist writers and activists to discuss how race plays in...

Pam Oliver, Indifference, and the Disrespecting of Black Women

Kumera Genet | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I don't want to insinuate that discussions about how racism impacts Black men are not important. Of course they are. But Black male issues constitute the vast majority of conversations about oppression towards the Black community.

Beyoncé and the Oversimplification of Women Through Beauty

Ernest Owens | Posted 03.31.2014 | Celebrity
Ernest Owens

Whether you like her music or not, you cannot deny her tenacity. But unfortunately, not even Beyoncé herself is letting us see that side of her as much anymore.

Feminism Is Big Business

Bhakti Shringarpure | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Bhakti Shringarpure

As 2013 comes to an end, this is the icing on the cake for a year in which lucrative, mainstream, corporate, capitalist and celebrity feminism has twerked its way to relentless media exposure.

WATCH: You Won't Want To Miss This Riveting Discussion On Black Womanhood

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

On Friday afternoon, The New School hosted a riveting conversation with bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) and Melissa Harris-Perry on race, black woman...

Response to Black Women and Fat

Duchess Harris | Posted 07.14.2012 | Black Voices
Duchess Harris

I'm not sure that Black women want to be fat. If they do, they've been keeping pretty quiet about it. While it's true culturally that Black men celebrate a Beyoncé butt, it hardly means that they want us to look like Gabe Sidebe.

A Tribute To Anita Hill After 20 Years

Lisa Anderson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Lisa Anderson

We are not your heroes, your martyrs or your saints. We are not your saviors, your truth-tellers or your wisdom-bearers. We are just 'we.' I am just me.