Book 1: Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America–Charisse Jones & Kumea Shorter-Gooden, PhD

Excerpt: Much of the shifting that Black women do is motivated by a wish, sometimes conscious, sometimes not, to confront, transcend, and hopefully defeat the ugly myths and stereotypes that so many in society continue to hold about them. Many women have developed ways of acting, talking, and dressing that conform to White middle-class norms…

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Culture. Love. War: What Black Women Owe Anita Hill Read more

Yes, yes, and YES.

I wasn’t very conscientious of what was going on when it was going on (especially since it was 20 years ago). BUT so relevant to this day. 

I’m even more appalled at the derision of Anita Hill in favor of Clarence Thomas by our community given his track record of COMPLETE and UTTER disregard and derision of policies that in any way support black people, minorities in general, women, and other people of low-incomes. #uncleruckusass!

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From, 21st century black warrior wimmins chant.

sisters mothers cousins girlfriends aunties lovers grandmothers daughters we honor yo bad wimmins selves we pour libation to you sisters mothers cousins girlfriends aunties lovers grandmothers daughters you who sing the original break(out) songs: steal away/steal away/ steal away/cuz we aint got long to stay here you who wont bow down to no father or…

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