Womens Magazine

October 29, 2018 – Prophetic and Profound: Ntozake Shange, Kshama Sawant, and reflections on Pittsburgh

We mourn the passing and celebrate the immortal contribution to our culture of Ntozake Shange, who, according to cultural critic Melissa Harris Perry, did more than any other artist to remind us that Black women’s lives matter. Shange was unflinching in taking on domestic violence and patriarchy in the context of racism and classism, neither exempting African … Continued


As Shutdown Looms over Immigration, Trump’s Rejection of Refugees Could Have Global Domino Effect; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Democratic Party Faces Reckoning for Purging Sanders Supporters; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective”; Norman Finkelstein on the Big Lie About Gaza: The Palestinians Have Not Been the Aggressors.


As Shutdown Looms over Immigration, Trump’s Rejection of Refugees Could Have Global Domino Effect; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Democratic Party Faces Reckoning for Purging Sanders Supporters; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on “How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective”; Norman Finkelstein on the Big Lie About Gaza: The Palestinians Have Not Been the Aggressors.


Today  hear a recent talk by Professor Sarah Haley about her new groundbreaking book “No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.” Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers how black women were imprisoned and brutalized in the late 19th century and early … Continued