Angela Davis and Toni Morrison discuss literacy, libraries, and liberation in this conversation brought to us by the New York Public Library. Watch the video below:
Gabourey Sidibe speaks her truth! To tell one's story is revolutionary action.
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We'll more than likely be sharing our thoughts on the verdict in the near future, but here is an assortment of social media reactions that explain how we at Womanist Expressions feel about this verdict.
Check out this great Buzzfeed piece (after the break) about Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson won a National Book Award on Wednesday for her memoirs, but there was a bit of controversy when David Handler, author of the Series of Unfortunate Events books, introduced the author by making a blatantly racist watermelon joke. Someone always has to make sure to imbue everything with the taint of racism. He was essentially telling her not to forget who she was or where she came from--to be mindful of her place. That may not have been his direct intention, but that is the meaning behind jokes like that. David Handler did acknowledge his racist act and pledged to donate $10,000 to the We Need Diverse Books campaign.
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The situations are funny and they are true. They are so true, but it's inevitable that there will be some non person of color (white) screaming about racism in the comments. Not that there isn't that person who considers themselves to be "new black" and doesn't start off a comment by saying "well I'm black and..."
The above type of commenters gives us migraines.
Rape culture is not in the least bit humorous, but the irony of Bill Cosby asking people to meme him in the wake of rape allegations (coming to light) is just too much. In response to his alleged raping of women, twitter users went ahead and did exactly as he requested (with a few tweaks).
Have a glimpse at some of these gorgeous pictures from the Afro Hairstyle VIII competition in Columbia. Black hair is good hair.
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