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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...

Sunday night I helped to hold and lift the limp body of a white man who, in healing circle, pulled up the three-quarter-length sleeve of the shirt I was wearing and put his lips on me without consent. 

This weekend, I sat in a transformation circle of twenty souls, tell...

October 14, 2019

Slave Play’s mission makes itself clear from the outset: this is a play about discomfort - specifically, the discomfort surrounding the 400-year history of slavery and disenfranchisement that our nation is founded upon. It is also a play about confrontation and the pot...

I think about the Black women who never landed who are still swimming with their eyes opened in the sea…”  -Toni Morrison, What Moves at the Margins: Selected Nonfiction 

The U.S. masses are aware of the historical atrocities—racialized and sexualized in nature—th...

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