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By Guest Contributor MK, cross-posted from Prison Culture with permission. On April 19, 1989, a young woman who was jogging through Central Park in New York City was found badly beaten. She had also been raped. I have written briefly about the case before in comparing it to Scottsboro. However, I want to return to Read More

“[At] the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to Read More

x-posted from CaribBelle’s Minority Report. Here’s another example of the impact of “modesty laws”: two women (Sec of State Hillary Clinton and a National Security Council Director of Counterterrorism) get cut out of the situation room picture when the photo is published in a Hasidic newspaper. This story reminded me so much of a conversation Read More

By Arturo R. García. cross-posted from Racialicious. Marvel Comics has spared no effort over the past few years to redefine its’ Avengers franchise as a cornerstone: even before Marvel Films launched the series of movies – Iron Man in 2008, and this year’s Captain America and Thor releases – to culminate in the team getting its’ Read More

Last night, I just about broke out into hives reading  this essay by Alyson Renaldo, “Black Canadian Like Me,” over at The Root. The piece addresses issues that as a black Canadian, I have some familiarity with.  When I cross the border into the U.S., I prepare myself to be asked about my accent, if Read More

Life After Church is a recurring PostBourgie feature, in which PB’s writers discuss their evolving ideas about faith and religion. (See previous entries in this series from Stacia here and here, from Monica here,  from Alisa here, and from Shani here.) Sean Campbell is a friend of the blog, and blogs at his own site, Read More

E. Ann Kaplan gives some insight to why sexism (or in this case, the representations of sexism) is not a zero sum game. …two further elements enter in: to begin with, men do not simply look; their gaze carries with it the power of action and of possession that is lacking in the female gaze. Read More

When I was a young comic reader, the only Black comic books characters I could remember were an African princess, an African king and a jive-talkin’ ex-con*. At the time, I didn’t think this was a problem. I’m glad that people like Dwayne McDuffie did.

by Latoya Peterson, crossposted from Racialicious. Ok first things first I’ll eat your brains/ Then I’mma start rocking gold teeth and fangs/ ‘Cause that’s what a muthafucking monster do — Nicki Minaj, Monster Article after article, tweet after tweet, I watched the conversation about Kanye and all the dead women in “Monster.” But if you Read More

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