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 [...]
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read~Mary McCleod Bethune
Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free!~Frederick Douglass
Randal Maurice Jelks is an Associate Professor of American Studies with a joint appointment in African and African American Studies. He is co-editor of the journal American Studies and a co-founder and [...]
Award winning Poet, Activist and Transformational leader Sonya Renee believes in the life shifting power of art. Sonya is a National and International poetry slam champion who has shared her work and on stages across the US, New Zealand, Australia, England, Scotland, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands in prisons, treatment facilities, homeless shelters, universities, [...]
I personally believe these two women are truly wonderful, and shows admiration and respect between African American Women. Thoughts please?
Writer:By: Demetria L. Lucas | Posted: May 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM
This writer says the first lady sends a dangerous message in calling the pop star a role model
The Root) — Maybe you’ve heard about [...]
Many people think artists create their work from what they know or who they are, so many art lovers are curious about Tim Okamura’s paintings. He’s half Japanese, half British. He was born and raised in Canada. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York [...]
In the pre-dawn darkness, the gym doors close, and the black women start to move. House versions of Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman,” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” blare from speakers as the 30 or so women, most with curves, not angles, grab their jump ropes at the L.A. Fitness club in Capitol [...]
Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Norma Merrick Sklarek, the first African American woman in the country to become a licensed architect, who helped produce Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport and the American Embassy in Tokyo, died Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades. She was 85.
The cause was heart failure, said her [...]
Source: VOA News
As presidential hopefuls began campaigning for Senegal’s February 26 election, the sole female candidate, Amsatou Sow Sidibe, was touring the country’s coast shaking hands and speaking to the market women along the beaches of the country’s capital.
“I’m with the women along the sea who sell the fish,” she said from Dakar. “I’m [...]
The Black feminist, lesbian, poet, mother, warrior Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was a native New Yorker and daughter of immigrants. Both her activism and her published work speak to the importance of struggle for liberation among oppressed peoples and of organizing in coalition across differences of race, gender, sexual orientation, class, age and ability. She was [...]
If You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Laurent DuBois is the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University and the Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, and Co-Director of the Haiti Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is a specialist on the [...]