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Seven Women at the Cross: A Black Feminist Speaks of Widows

By Fallon 8:00 am April 2, 2010 This week I had the opportunity to speak at Spelman College’s 8th Annual Seven Women at the Cross. For those who are not familiar with Seven Women at the Cross Services it is a time when women preachers and speakers recount the last seven days of Christ living […]

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Women’s Her-story Month: Why Not Sex Workers (Sofia Maldonado’s Mural)?

By Fallon 7:14 am March 19, 2010 There is a “moral panic” that Keysha Whitaker highlights in “Latin Female Artist draws criticism for Times Square Mural” brewing on the streets of Times Square where Sofia Maldonado, a young Puerto Rican-Cuban woman, is under fire for creating a mural that for many embodies the sins of […]

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Women Her-story Month: Do You Have a Chosen Sister?

By Fallon 9:30 am March 12, 2010 I speak as a – a sister of a sister. Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated on my birthday. And for over 30 years, Coretta Scott King and I have telephoned, or sent cards to each other, or flowers to each other, or met each other somewhere in […]

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Women’s Her-story Month: A tribute to Old Black Women Healers

By Fallon 9:06 am March 5, 2010 The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom. –Maya Angelou So, how do you make a little black girl believe that all she has gone […]

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Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton: The Street Fight Edition who will wear the Hood Crown

By Fallon 2:53 pm February 26, 2010 Some of you are wondering what this word “prognosticator” means. Well, I’m glad you asked young grass hopper. Webster defines it as someone who predicts the future or as someone who speaks powerful insights. Perhaps, at one point Tavis Smiley and Al Sharpton spoke powerful insights on behalf […]

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The Princess and the Frog, but what about the White Frog’s Hunters?

By Fallon 7:47 am December 11, 2009 Today the Princess and the Frog opens across the nation. Of course, I’m going to go see the movie, however like most cynics I wrote a blog about the movie before it premiered approximately two months ago to  be exact. So, if my argument is proven wrong by […]

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Today in Post-Race History: Full Corps Press

By Summer M. 7:09 am December 7, 2009 I don’t follow the comings and goings of the White House press corps, so I’m wading in uncharted water here.  (I come from a long line of water waders, so I think I’ll be ok.)  Yet I did watch the clip of last week’s exchange between White […]

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Beyonce Says Big Ego, but Ruth says, “Eat your [damn] eggs, Walter Lee”

By Fallon 9:24 am December 4, 2009 So, why is it that every time I talk about black women’s lived experiences feeble-minded always on the black woman’s titty black man hollers in his best tonka truck voice, “We got it hard not black women?” Wow. My first immediate response is, “Did I say anything negative […]

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Donnie McClurkin vs Tonéx: Round ONE

By Supernerd 5:24 pm November 19, 2009   The homosexuality controversy in black faith communities has reached a feverish pitch, especially with Tonéx’s and Donnie McClurkin’s recent admissions. Probably most renowned for the rumors regarding their sexuality, these two black gospel singers have become the centerpiece to the debate of the role homosexuals should play […]

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