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Today, February 21st, marks the first day of Black Women’s Blueprint’s pilgrimage to Africa – a journey that will take us to South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, and Benin, during which we will be taking monumental steps towards establishing the Institute for Gender and Culture...

This January the Institute for Gender and Culture at Black Women’s Blueprint is excited to announce the launch of the Matriarchy Project, a new monthly series on Mamablack. Through the series, which will consist of interviews, essays, personal histories and perspective...

Yesterday, November 18th, former television personality Judge Joe Brown came under fire for some very unnecessary comments on a recent radio show appearance. When asked for his opinion on the decision to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, he launched into a diatribe...

Remembering the black ancestral past in no easy task. Given much of the documentation we have of the enslaved exists primarily for the purpose of assessing the value of state property, not human beings, constructing whole lives out of such abstract records is an uphill...

November 7, 2019

What does justice for hundreds of black women and girls look like?

National media has paid no attention to the case of Jason Roger Pope in South Carolina, arrested on August 29th, 2019 on multiple counts of human trafficking, sexual assault, and criminal sexual conduct...

Friday, November 1st saw the release of director Kassi Lemmons’ Harriet biopic and as expected, a storm of controversy has dominated the public discourse on the film and its representation of Tubman’s legacy. It became clear early on in the film’s development that it w...

November 5, 2019

On Wednesday October 16th Black Women’s Blueprint held a national call for community mobilization around the issue of black maternal health care. We were joined by care practitioners, activists, advocates for reproductive justice, domestic violence and sexual assault c...

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