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“To Tell It as We Know It”

Black Women's History and the Archive of Brexit Britain

Kennetta Hammond Perry

, Beverley Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe make a compelling case about how Black women's inability to fully access the resources of the welfare state served as an index of processes of internal border control. They insisted that these controls were

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Miley, What’s Good?

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence

Aria S. Halliday

intertwined process: the process of commodification through the recycling of demonizing ideas and concepts in digital spaces; and objectification through the denial of humanity in regurgitated racist and misogynist images. Regardless of age, Black women and

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Black Women's Prison Narratives and the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in US Prisons

Breea C. Willingham

The purpose of this article is to describe the meaning of incarceration for African American women as depicted in the narratives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated African American women. This article uses black feminist thought as the primary theoretical framework to provide the relevant context for understanding the race, sexual, and gender oppressions that contribute to African American women's experiences with imprisonment. I argue that black women's prison narratives offer a unique insight into interlocking patterns of oppression that contribute to their incarceration, and how discrimination based on race, gender, and sexuality extends into prison.

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

Sojourner Truth’s question, “Ain’t I a woman?” that fully brings Black women’s marginalization into view. The evolution from question to declaration is significant but so too is the turn away from a white authorial gaze to which such inquisitions and demands

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Spatializing Black Girlhood

Rap Music and Strategies of Refusal

Asilia Franklin-Phipps

Metamorphosis” to connect Black aesthetics, Black culture, and Black music to the strategies of refusal and rebellion present in the cultural work of Black women rappers. It is important to note that this resistant cultural work is not unidirectional. Black

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Toward Black Girl Futures

Rememorying in Black Girlhood Studies

Ashley L. Smith-Purviance, Sara Jackson, Brianna Harper, Jennifer Merandisse, Brittney Smith, Kim Hussey, and Eliana Lopez

Girlhood Studies. As Black women, we engage in the process of rememory and healing in community by confronting moments, experiences, inescapable histories, and painful memories from our Black girlhood pasts that we are often encouraged and forced to forget

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Towards a Fairer Future

An Activist Model of Black Girl Leadership

Courtney Cook

convincing them that they will become professional leaders in the future. However, there are implicit problems in this promise. First, Black women who seek leadership roles are confronted with significant barriers to obtaining leadership positions

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To Be Black and Beautiful in Israel

Efrat Yerday

discuss head hair as a cultural identity component. The research of art history also does not consider this issue as gender or ethnic matter, echoing the absence of representations of black women. This absence is rarely regarded, and only since the late

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Scenes of Subjection

Slavery, the Black Female Body, and the Uses of Sexual Violence in Haile Gerima's Sankofa

Z'étoile Imma

.” Similarly, Salamishah Tillet (2016) , in her review of The Birth of Nation , derides how Parker's film constructs Black men's rebellion as the catalytic response to witnessing Black women's sexual violation by white men while silencing Black women through

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Teaching to Survive

Keeping Black Girls and Black Girlhood Studies on Campus

Tammy C. Owens

Introduction Like any politically disenfranchised group, Black women could not exist consciously until we began to name ourselves. The growth of Black Women's Studies is an essential aspect of that process of naming. The very fact that Black