An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
Akiba Solomon writes Colorlines’ Gender Matters blog and is an NABJ-Award winning writer, freelance journalist, editor and essayist from West Philadelphia. A graduate of Howard University, the Brooklyn resident co-edited Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts (Perigee, 2005), an anthology of original essays and oral [...]
Source: Miami Herald
So the people got sick of it, all those criminals being coddled by all those bleeding heart liberal judges with all their soft-headed concern for rights and rehabilitation. And a wave swept this country in the Reagan years, a wave ridden by pundits and politicians seeking power, a wave [...]
Insularity kills! Institutional building requires leaders and followers to have a singularity of purpose. Rarely do great institution come into being without the full commitment of all those involved. Institution building has a pernicious side, however. Institutional leaders delude themselves into believing that wrongful deeds must be swept under the rug for the sake [...]
Source: The Guardian
Jeanne is 27, with a round face that makes her look younger, but she struggles on to the stage. She finds walking difficult, ever since she was tied to a tree and gang raped for many weeks, had surgery to repair the damage, went home and was raped again. She [...]
Anita F. Hill, a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies, was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1980 and began her law career as an associate with the Washington, D.C., firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross. In 1981 she became special counsel to the assistant secretary of the Department of Education’s [...]