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The Chapel Perilous: On the Quiet Narratives in the Shadows

A great piece covering the power disparities, bullying allegations and actually toxic behavior within and between feminist communities.

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Michelle Goldberg’s feature in The Nation magazine about “Feminism’s toxic Twitter wars” landed in the social justice community like an incendiary cluster bomb and its merciless conflagration is still raging online. The article, framed around discourse about race among feminists and implicit villainisation of Mikki Kendall (of #solidarityisforwhitewomen fame), enraged many who saw its misrepresentation of complex discussions skew towards condemning forthright voices of colour and protesting the innocence of the most privileged, white feminist leaders.

As someone who was interviewed in the piece, I feel a certain sense of responsibility for this and an obligation to speak out about the impact of something I had contributed to. If I had known that this was the article Ms. Goldberg would write, I would have advised her to write or frame it differently at the very least, or even hand it off to a writer from the communities she…

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#Breaking Black: I am not my hair

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person…

Explaining White Privilege to a Broke White Person….

Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free – Jordan Weissmann – The Atlantic.

#AshyLarry: When You Ain’t Right Within, It Shows Up On Your Skin | Dirty Pretty Thangs.

Descendants of ’12 Years a Slave’ subject, Solomon Northup, release video

Ani DiFranco ApologizesNow THIS is satire for about what was certainly NOT an apology. The entire year has been full of people fabricating meanings for those words.  

2013 – The year Intersectionality gave WoC their own voice

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It’s that time of year, where journalists take a break from ‘serious reporting’ and instead compile lists reviewing the past year and their predictions for the coming year ahead. This is sort of like one of those lists except you won’t find it in any of the mainstream publications or on the lips of the commentariat. It seems pertinent to review the impact of intersectionality on marginalised women on the back of a year where many of us felt hopeful that, for the first time, we were challenging white supremacy with a legitimate ideology they’d have serious trouble rejecting and they responded in kind by abusing us, questioning our mental health and threatening us with rape and death threats; by painting us as liars and agent provocateurs, about as black and working class as Owen Jones. No one said it would be easy.. But it wasn’t so bad when our…

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“Nobody, but nobody can make it out here alone”

That quote is from one of our film faves, John Singleton’s “Poetic Justice.” @AFFRM is still counting down to Christmas by celebrating classic Black films. The future of Black films can’t make it out here alone either. Be a rebel and join us.

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The 14th Annual Black Reel Awards Nominations

Congratulations to all these amazing nominees! So many new favorites of mine on this list!

The Black Reel Awards

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The most competitive year in Black film did not disappoint as a record three film shared top honors as the nominations for the 14th Annual Black Reel Awards were unveiled this morning.

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