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“The Killing” of Black Women’s Humanity and Complexity

“When I can stand before a class of black students who refuse to believe that conscious decisions and choices are made as to what roles black actors will portray in a given TV show, I feel compelled to name that … Continue reading


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My Cousin, the Witch

My cousin, Ranae, has a pentagram tattooed above her left breast. For some, the five-pointed star conjures up images of black-robed figures drinking blood and performing human sacrifice.


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The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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