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Be Bold Be Re(a)d: The Podcast

By Fallon 10:31 am October 30, 2009 I want to thank my good sisterfriend and comrade, Alexis Gumbs, for pulling the Be Bold Be Re(a)d podcast together. 3 years ago women of color came together and transformed what it meant to transform terror on Halloween, declaring October 31st Be Bold Be Red Day, a day […]

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She’s Gotta Have it: What, Exactly, is “Rape Rape”?

By Summer M. 1:01 pm October 6, 2009 I’m still on IR trying to get this chapter draft to semi-embarrassing level.  (Which, frankly, would be a pleasant surprise to my committee since, you know, I rarely have anything to show them–and when I do it’s some incoherent mess about black people and geography. Yes, I […]

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Mobs, Cracker Barrel, and Hunters . . . Oh My!

By Fallon 6:05 pm September 18, 2009 So, what does a frog, a violent racist white man, and non-violent racially complicit white people have in common? Well, they’re all  mammals. No, that’s not the answer because a frog is an amphibian. What they have in common is that they all contribute if not directly participate […]

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You Gon’ Be All Right: On Maia Campbell and (More on) Tyler Perry

By Summer M. 12:10 pm September 15, 2009 Note: I know this post is mad long.  I’ll be more succinct in the future.  I know you have better things to do. Last week, I didn’t take the opportunity to blog about Maia Campbell, something that I had fully intended to do.  Instead, my only significant […]

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Roy G. Whiz

By Summer M. 2:38 pm September 9, 2009 Uh oh.  It’s a code red (black and green).  The bat signal is out.  bell hooks has started spelling her name in all CAPS.  Call up your elders, pray to your ancestors; conjure up your inner fairies, spirits, and goddesses.  Tyler Perry is turning your favorite play, […]

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Oh No He Didn’t . . . Tyler Perry Gone Do What?

By Fallon 1:45 pm September 6, 2009 It was the news heard around the world, heard in every black café, posted on every Facebook mini feed, screamed in abject horror in every black theater class, whispered in body stealing tones in every black feminist mind that Tyler Perry also known as Medea also known as […]

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Stopping (Constitutionally) Sanctioned Violence against Women of Color

By Fallon 12:24 pm August 14, 2009 On March 3rd, 2009, Aniysah was taken from her mother’s arms by New York’s Family Court System and placed in the care of Aniysah’s father who has a history of domestic violence offenses. Furthermore, there were no records verifying that she would be taken to a safe living […]

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The Push for “Precious”

By Leigh 10:34 pm August 12, 2009 Just last week, I stumbled upon a movie trailer on YouTube that really caught my attention.  The independent film, Precious, tells the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a Harlem-bred, morbidly obese, pregnant, HIV-positive, illiterate, junior high school student who struggles with low self-esteem.  If that isn’t already an […]

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Where’s Aniysah? A Campaign to End Violence Against Women of Color

By Fallon 11:08 am August 7, 2009 This week, I am going to feature a blog I wrote for Document the Silence which is a website I co-founded dedicated to ending violence against women of color. Right now, we are in the midst of mounting a national online media campaign to document how domestic violence […]

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