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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.

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.

Meet Your First Black Girlfriend And All The Things You Shouldn't Say To Her

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Meet NYC-based writer and comedian, Akilah Hughes. She is your first black girlfriend. Akilah has a few things to say in the ways of love, interracial...

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...

bell hooks Offers Her Perspective On Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Concept

The Feminist Wire | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

Mass media (along with Sandberg) is telling us that by sheer strength of will and staying power, any woman so inclined can work hard and climb the cor...

Feminism Gets Presidential Seal of Approval

Charles Clymer | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Charles Clymer

Fifteen other Americans will also be honored, including Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton, but what makes Gloria Steinem's selection notable is how, by extension, the movement she has helped lead over the past four decades will be honored.

Rethinking the Male Gaze

Michaela Pommells | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Michaela Pommells

When I was younger, my rebellion was personal.

Closing the Gap

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 08.19.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Like the characters in Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, when students claim their voices they experience self-love.

What Men Can Learn From Annie Lennox

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.06.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's about expanding the definition of human to include what is female and about working together to dismantle systematized biases in culture.

The Polarities Of An Occupying Ethos

Eric Simpson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Eric Simpson

An occupation of diversity and of transformation is an occupation and a vocation for which we are born, which is to be in communion with all things and each other through love.

'Django Unchained'

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 01.20.2012 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

As seductive and fresh the film sounds -- I mean how often do we get to see movies about slavery that don't depict black people as victims; powerless to take matters into their own hands? -- I am still very skeptical of how Django will turn out.

Seeking Novels with Strong Single Characters, Matrimania Not Included

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I'm always looking for fiction that is not matrimaniacal.