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Fallon is the founder of the Document the Silence’s website which was central in spreading and organizing the 2007 online campaign, Be Bold Be Brave Be Red: Ending Violence against Women of Color. Because of her commitment to media justice and ending violence against women of color, Fallon envisioned and helped to create the Cyberquilting Experiment which trains women of color social justice organizations to use new media like twitter, wiki’s, Google wave, video conferencing, Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro, and blogs to enrich their administrative and campaign work.

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Open Letter to Bishop Joseph Walker III and the Members of SHIFT

It has been at least 2 years since I last posted a blog on the Black Youth Project’s website primarily because of school and life demands. However, after learning of how a group of black male pastors, who happen to pastor some of the largest black churches in the Nation, decided to host an agenda […]

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On Mother’s Day: The Would be Superhero who Fears Being an Emotionally Arrested Black Mother

Since I was a little a brown girl, I have always secretly wanted to save the world. Yes, the whole big world. To say the least, I was utterly enthralled with movies like Indian Jones and the last Crusade to the point of obscene dissidence to the 80s generational black-uplift narrative of being a lawyer […]

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The Second to Last Day of Women’s Her-Story Month: Honoring Leymah Gbowee

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxkxcsrveLw Adrienne Rich said, “When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her” (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) On the last day of Women’s Her-story Month, I honor Leymah Gbowee for her work to empower women and girls globally. My favorite part of the TED talk […]

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Women’s Her-story Moment: Why Do Black Women Swoon over President Barack Obama? Desperation?

Now that it is Women’s Her-story month I thought I would stoke the fires with a blog about something many black women would have a problem with, but something I need to write and have been thinking about for some time . . . our love for President Barack Obama. Perhaps, not love, but our […]

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I killed my Black Mother and Now I am a Real Black Man: 14 year-old Black Boy Kills Mother?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNI58Qc8pRY 14 year old black boy says: “I want to be one of the big black boys.”  14 year old black boy says: “So, I killed my black mother with a twelve gauge shot gun.” Since when does killing your black mother make you a big boy? I know this is the Black Youth Project […]

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“There’s a stirring in My Soul”: Conservatives have an Anti-Woman Agenda up their Sleeve

Like most children, I told lies when I was a little black girl. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over her usage of “telling a story.” What does telling […]

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Komen, Just in Case you decide Once Again to Screw Planned Parenthood: Some Helpful Sisterly Advice, Hell No!!

Dear Sister (i.e. Komen Organization), Like many of your supporters, I was utterly disheartened by your hasty decision to severe ties with Planned Parenthood because of the unfounded legal witch hunt of Pro-life Congressman Cliff Stearns launched. As one of the few national health organizations that support women and girl’s health, it deeply saddens me that […]

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What would the World be Like if all Little Black Girls Were Treated Like Ms. Blue Ivy Carter

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR9NNyT5yEA What if we treated every little girl of color like we treat Ms. Blue Ivy Carter? What would the world be like if everyone in the world waited with breath held for every little girl of color Spirit to divinely make their grand entree into this world because as Jay Z so methodically rapped […]

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Such a Powerful Video about 2012: A Message of Hope

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_YOG3jMlV4 This is a New Year and being the black Christian feminist/womanist perennial thinker that I am, I want my first blog in the New Year to be about a sustainable hope for a better world. The video above is captivating. And, perhaps, captivating does not capture the feeling of unfettered hope one receives from […]

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I want to be a Jello-Like Feminist

When I grow, I have decided that I want to be jello feminist someone who has both form and amenability. I want to be able to say, with bottomless conviction, that patriarchy must be dismantled immediately. However, within the same breath respect my grandmother’s belief that black men must be the head of the house […]

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