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Black Women Are The Embodiment Of Black Glory

Black Women Are The Embodiment Of Black Glory

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Tyece Wilkins — In the basement of East City Bookshop on a brisk D.C. night, Morgan Jerkins filled the room with her signature blend of intellect and style. It was the fifth night of her 17-stop tour for This Will Be My Undoing, a book I’d stumbled upon only a few days prior and instantly fallen head over heels in love with. My copy was already beginning to wear at…

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Haiti: The real life Black Panther’s Wakanda with Badass Women Warriors Too

Haiti: The real life Black Panther’s Wakanda with Badass Women Warriors Too

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By Betty Media, Medium.com — On Thursday night, as I sat watching Ryan Coogler’s film Black Panther, based on the comic by Marvel, I couldn’t help wondering, is Wakanda, Haiti? My mind was racing. There was so much to unpack. I thought of the economic power of the African American community, Coogler showing the conflict between African Americans and Africans, (something I identified right away being a Haitian Canadian), and…

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Morgan Jerkins

Essayist Morgan Jerkins on Intersectionality and Her Remarkable New Book

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Jerkins talks about her insightful new essay collection ‘This Will Be My Undoing.’ Hope Reese, Vice — When Morgan Jerkins entered Princeton University at age 19, she felt that she had “made it to a place I was never supposed to be.” As a young black woman, she was a minority on campus, where fewer than 6 percent of the total population is black. In her piercing debut essay collection, This Will Be My…

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Amy Jacques Garvey with her husband, Marcus.

The Hidden History Of Black Nationalist Women’s Political Activism

By Editors' Choice

By Keisha N. Blain, the Conversation — Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions. This is true in mainstream narratives of black nationalist movements in the United States. These narratives almost always highlight the experiences of a handful of black nationalist men, including…

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Rosa Parks being fingerprinted by Deputy Sheriff D.H. Lackey after being arrested for boycotting public transportation

What You Don’t Know About Rosa Parks

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This week would’ve marked her 105th birthday — it’s time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative. By Urana McCauley as told to Liz Dwyer, Shondaland — This is how you know her: She was the tired seamstress who refused to give up her seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. Maybe you remember Rosa Parks as that quiet, older woman being honored at an awards show. Or maybe…

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Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels – July 3, 2017

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

The Legacy of Frederick Douglass and other 19th Century Freedom Fighters. In the Spirit of Frederick Douglass, 19th Century Women Freedom Fighters. In the Spirit of Frederick Douglass, John Brown Lives!  – Vantage Point Radio Show hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels with guests Patrick Delices (Bronx, NY), Atty. Barbara Arnwine (Baltimore, MD) and Martha Swan (Albany, NY).

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