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Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective…

Why are we surprised? Shock, Stagnancy and the Disregarded Black Female Body

This past Friday I awoke to an alert regarding the abundant missing black female bodies in our nation’s capital. Many speculate that these girls have become involuntary organ donors. Others suspect that these girls have been sold into the sex... Continue Reading →

The Beauty of the Beast

Beauty and the Beast starring Hogwarts alumni Emma Watson proves an allegorical commentary on race. The age old story of an arrogant prince humbled by an unassuming sorceress seemingly illustrates the power of true love, but covertly depicts blackness as... Continue Reading →

What the Eyelash Ambush Says To the Black Collective

If you have ever lived in or visited a black community, you’ve seen them. They occupy numerous corners. They accumulate countless black dollars. Dry cleaners. Chinese food restaurants. Nail Salons. Beauty Supply stores. These businesses remain staples of the black... Continue Reading →

Is Assata Welcome Too?

Contemporary preoccupation with immigration proves an interesting discourse in contemplating racism. Following Trump’s Muslim ban, several of my coworkers posted flyers outside of their offices/cubicles. The flyer states that Muslims, immigrants, and refugees are welcome. Similarly, I've seen these posters in... Continue Reading →

Remembering Mari Evans

Poet. Essayist. Black Arts Figure. Black Woman. Soldier. Voice. Mari Evans. These words fractionally represent late writer Mari Evans. Mari Evans, an Indianapolis-based writer of the Black Arts Movement, made her transition Friday, March 10th at the age of ninety-three.... Continue Reading →

A Day Without Women? Try a Life Without One…

In solidarity with the traditional means in which America conceptualizes women, as a non-male white, the western world implemented “A Day Without Women.” This holiday asks women to take a day off from quotidian activities to illustrate the void that... Continue Reading →

Ben Carson and the Dangers of Black Exceptionalism

Dr. Ben Carson made headlines for this week for his comments aligning immigrants and enslaved Africans. This comment produced its intended effect and proved viral, prompting many to attack Carson for his comments.While many condemned Carson’s for his words few... Continue Reading →

What the “ColorBlind Haircut” Story Actually Says About Contemporary American Culture

This week Jaxon Rosebush and Reddy Walden made headlines for their matching haircuts. Jaxon, a four-year-old child of the majority, told his mother that he wanted to get a haircut like his friend Reddy Walden so that they could “trick... Continue Reading →

Contemplating Kalief Browder, The Young Man and his Documentary Portrayal

I could not watch the Kalief Browder documentary when it first aired on Wednesday night. In both life and death, Kalief made systemic injustice real and seeing his face—hardened by the realities of an unbalanced system—rendered my sentiments into a... Continue Reading →

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