When I was in the seventh grade, the Scholastic Book Fair came to my school. Books had always been my safe haven, but in the middle of seventh grade I had recently moved from the northeast to south Florida and I needed books more than ever. My mama gave me a couple of dollars—enough to […]
Check out Crunkadelic and EeshaP reviewing the film adaptation of Solomon Northup’s slave narrative, 12 Years a Slave. Have you seen the film, fam? What are your impressions? Join the conversation below, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
When I think of Black women’s relationship to the military, to war, and to soldier narratives more generally, I’m reminded that our motivations are often times fundamentally different and that our stories, like our lives, are unfairly ephemeral, fading quickly into the background. Black feminism would not be the same without one Black female war […]