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and another summer is upon us…

  There is a collecting feeling of blah, anger, depression, and exhaustion in the air. The people I interact with on a daily basis are beyond survival mode. Each day seems to bring a new array of feelings and emotions. My children can feel the thickness in the air and we have talked to them […]

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One year ago… — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

#SayHerName via One year ago… — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

“It is a remarkable picture. A single woman stands in the roadway, feet firmly planted. She poses no obvious threat. She is there to protest the excessive force which Baton Rouge police allegedly deploy against the city’s black citizens. She stands in front of police headquarters, on Saturday. And she is being hauled away by […]

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Download the #LemonadeSyllabus, compiled by Candice Benbow — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

After Lemonade launched, Benbow issued a call for black women of all ages and disciplines to share the works of art, history, and literature that came to mind or informed their reading of the visual album. Out of the loving cipher, she compiled the #LemonadeSyllabus… via Download the #LemonadeSyllabus, compiled by Candice Benbow — Diaspora Hypertext, the […]

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Congo Square in Philadelphia at Washington Square Park — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

Congo Square in Philadelphia. Dancing on the grave. via Congo Square in Philadelphia at Washington Square Park — Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog

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Bree Newsome vs. Dixie

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog (Archived):
Bree Newsome (with support from local activists) scales the flag pole in front of South Carolina’s courthouse in Charleston, and takes down the Confederate flag at dawn on June 27, 2015. She is immediately arrested. For updates follow ColorOfChange.org and @fergusonaction on Twitter. (Photo also needs a…

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“I Woke Up Like This”…Thoughts of beauty from a Black Academic, Wife, & Mother

By the title of this, you may think that I am going to post something about how fly I am on the constant. How I wake up with nothing but scholarly swag. I produce books in my sleep, my ideas flow with the ease of a mighty river, so much so that I have time […]

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BOOK: Millward on Charity Folks, Free and Enslaved Women in Maryland

Originally posted on #ADPhD:
Jessica Millward, Finding Charity’s Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. via UGA Press: “Finding Charity’s Folk highlights the experiences of enslaved Maryland women who negotiated for their own freedom, many of whom have been largely lost to historical records. Based on more than fifteen…

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An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter

Originally posted on Black Space:
Black students and professors, Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, December 6, 2014. photo by Darryl Quinton Evans ? We are Black professors. We are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers. We’re writing to tell you we see you and hear you. We know…

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The Need for the HBCU

The other day as I muddled through the daily morning routine of getting children ready for school, making lunches and snacks, watching the clock and listening (when I remember) to the usually interesting topics blaring from the radio tuned into my local National Public Radio (NPR) station, a story came on and I had to […]

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