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What Would Eldridge Cleaver Say?

What Would Eldridge Cleaver Say?

Black virility? Someone forgot
it was there, didn’t know cool was hot.
That old type endures trauma.
Current model? Obama. 12 more words

"Gay is not only the 'New Black,' it has become the New Black Male"

There has always been a political agenda or push, to have the gay rights movement be parallel to the civil rights struggle endured by African-Americans. Second Wave feminism lead by Gloria Steinem and misandry-minded lesbians, tried to extend women’s liberation by subtly co-opting the black struggle; while at the same time, seducing many African-American women through their doctrine of liberation from the perceived oppression of authoritative male patriarchy. 1,664 more words

Black Family

Black women— living a critically endangered existence

In thinking through this piece, I found myself feeling stuck because I wondered if I was over politicizing one experience, one moment that could be interpreted differently, maybe I was overacting but I still feel frustrated because I did not do enough. 684 more words

A Call to Action (Written with Jamila Lyn)

Reading Jimmy Carter’s 2014 book A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power makes it clear that the least of what domestic violence is is a domestic issue. 549 more words

Black Culture

For Teachers Who Want to Connect With Their Black Male Students But Can’t Get Started

New book for educators, parents of Black males and college freshmen – The Art of Being Cool: The Pursuit of Black Masculinity

Dr. Theodore Ransaw advocates constructive and creative ways to help Black males balance their social capital with their academic capital as a great way to start. 102 more words

Black Masculinity

Are Your Literacy Practices Cool Enough?

If texts or curriculum do not convey learning in a way that helps minoritized boys to capitalize on their individual forms of identity and social capital, then what is the motivation for them to read much less do well in school? 42 more words

Black Masculinity