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February, 2008 | The Angry Black Woman - Part 2

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Carnival time in old Mobile

In the wake of Super Tuesday, had been contemplating a long angsty post about media coverage of Latino/a and Asian voters and their supposed unwillingness to vote for a black man. (Except it’s only the older ones, and only those of a certain socioeconomic status,

Feminism still isn’t for black women

So Obama has been cleaning up in this week’s batch of primaries and caucuses and he seems to be set to go into the convention later this summer a real contender for the nomination. Which is great news if you want him to be President,

High blood pressure…

Posted by: Shark-Fu I’d like to take this opportunity to discuss a health issue impacting women and black women specifically. A couple of weeks ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My blood pressure was so high when the nurse took it that my

The Privilege of Politeness

Posted by: Naamen Gobert Tilahun One item that comes up over and over in discussions of racism is that of tone/attitude. People of Color (POC) are very often called on their tone when they bring up racism, the idea being that if POC were just

Phew!

Just want to take a moment to, again, thank all of my guest bloggers and essayists for their contributions. Last week saw more content than the ABW has seen all at once in a long time. So before we dive back in to the thoughtful

Weaving My Herstory With My Fiction

It’s a common misconception that writers create characters or situations that have a direct parallel to their lives or the people they know. It’s not always that straightforward, and many times happens on a deep, unconscious level. For Black History Month, I’ve invited a few