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8 Must-Read Feminist Nonfiction Books
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8 Must-Read Feminist Nonfiction Books

by Margaret Kingsbury Trigger warning: this post discusses sexual abuse as well as other types of violence against women. Feminism is essential. 90% of women inmates in the United States have been sexually abused (Waldman and Levi). 700 million women alive today have been married under the age of 18 and  14% of Arab girls...

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HAPPY NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, aka The Appropriation Season

by E.M. Lunsford Wait, you didn’t know it was Native American Heritage month? You’re not alone! And until recently, you’d never have known it by the White House declarations. Native American Heritage Month was begun in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush. Until then it varied from a day to a week long in...

A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen
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A Grassroots Effort to Bring Perma Red to the Television Screen

by Chris La Tray “Native women need to tell their own stories. Now is the time for those stories to rise. Perma Red is only the beginning.” —Debra Magpie Earling Debra Magpie Earling, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is a writer and professor at the University of Montana. She published her...

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Sometimes, The Old Heads Knew What Was Up

Why Didn’t We Listen? by Brian Lindenmuth Let’s take a look at some of the spoken word performances, that were accompanied by music, that make up some of the significant DNA strands of rap. The Watts Prophets, Gil Scott-Heron, and The Last Poets are considered some of the godfathers of rap. They were poets interested...