June 19, 2013

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I won’t cosign your racism, even if I’m not the target of your bigotry

Being a black woman committed to social justice means I often have to navigate the perilous terrain of good ol’ fashioned American racism perpetuated by white folks. Add in a little bit of nationalistic xenophobia and alcohol, then you’re facing a powder keg of hate and bigotry that rivals KKK propaganda. I live in a […]

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June 4, 2013

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Saxby Chambliss thinks rape is about hormones

Apparently, Saxby Chambliss, the Republican senator from Georgia, did not get the news flash that rape, contrary to popular GOP beliefs, is about violence and not about sex. The retiring senator proved his ignorance today when he blamed military sexual assaults on hormones. Yes, those hor-mones. The Georgia Republican recalled that “several years ago when […]

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June 2, 2013

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If it’s not a hate thing, then what is it?

This story on CNN.com caught my eye this morning. It’s about pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention who predict their members will cut affiliations with the Boy Scouts of America “en masse”: For Southern Baptist pastor Tim Reed, it was Scripture versus the Scouts. “God’s word explicitly says homosexuality is a choice, a sin,” said Reed, pastor […]

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May 28, 2013

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CeCe McDonald’s fight is every black woman’s fight

To be honest, I planned to write a post in support of CeCe McDonald months ago. But, I never got around to it. Now, I can’t ignore her plight any longer. In case you aren’t aware, the CeCe McDonald case goes back nearly two years. She was sentenced to 41 months in a case in […]

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May 13, 2013

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UFC fighters asks “Can I touch your hair?” during live interview

Note: I meant to blog about this late last month, but I forgot! As women of color, we all know how hard it is to even get our feet into the doors of journalism. Furthermore, once we get in and get settled into the world of bringing the news to the public, we know we […]

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