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‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

In her speech at the 2018 Golden Globes Award Ceremony, Oprah Winfrey referenced Recy Taylor.  In this review, Soraya Nadia McDonald relates Taylor’s story and that of other women, drawn from the book At the Dark End of the Street: Black…

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Cinema Today — Film Blackness: Screening of various films by Frances Bodomo and Ja’Tovia Gary, November 29, 2017

On Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 p.m., there will be a screening of films from the New Negress Film Society.  “As members of the collective New Negress Film Society, artists Frances Bodomo and Ja’Tovia Gary seek to create spaces for…

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“Girls of Summer,” Saturday, May 6, 2017

Girls Of Summer centers on 1940s female baseball leagues and an all-negro female team. In 1945 Chicago, a group of African American women are assembled to play an exhibition game against the Rockford Peaches, an all-white female team and champions…

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Pepsi shows how America loves to erase black women

In her analysis of the recent controversial Pepsi commercial and America’s inclination to exclude black women from history and news coverage, Washington Post Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah coins a new word.  “I propose the verb “to Pepsify” should enter into…

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How America Fails Black Girls

Morgan Jerkins op ed in the New York Times (March 29, 2017) summarizes the aspects of the problem of missing African American and Latina girls.   White mainstream media ignores this issue, devoting disproportionate coverage to white, upper middle-class women and…

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