The War On Poverty Has Been Fought By Black Women For Centuries: A Brief Historical Context

The war on poverty has been fought by Black women in the United States for centuries, beginning with their resistance to the wholesale exploitation of their physical and reproductive labor as slaves. At the start of the twentieth century, pervasive, overt racial and gender discrimination barred Black women from most jobs, denied them equal education,Continue reading “The War On Poverty Has Been Fought By Black Women For Centuries: A Brief Historical Context”

Towards an Explicit, Intentional and Widely Expanded Black Feminist Vision

Towards an Explicit, Intentional and Widely Expanded Black Feminist Vision Author: Farah Tanis I developed this document in the Fall of 2012. Right around the time I was, as I usually am, consumed with writing, editing, producing Mother Tongue Monologues which that year, was not only to focus on the issue of rape and historicalContinue reading “Towards an Explicit, Intentional and Widely Expanded Black Feminist Vision”

Thoughts of My Father: On Forgiveness, Transformative Justice and Black Feminism

Previously Published in The Feminist Wire June 28, 2013 Author: Farah Tanis In this country and throughout slave colonies in the Caribbean, South and Central America and Africa, drivers were those Black slaves whom with overseer status, solidified and affirmed by the whip in their hands, insured the continued enslavement of others around them. WhenContinue reading “Thoughts of My Father: On Forgiveness, Transformative Justice and Black Feminism”

To Our Sisters, Morehouse

Previously published in The Feminist Wire, May 21, 2013. Author: Farah Tanis, Kalima DeSuze and Nikki Patin. To Our Sisters, To those who have survived sexual assault or any other form of violation along the continuum of categories of sexual violence reserved primarily for women, female body or not, we at Black Women’s Blueprint writeContinue reading “To Our Sisters, Morehouse”