02
Oct

More photos and poetry from our #NationalPoetryDay special recording live from this year’s National Poetry Slam in Oakland Listen to the show: The Power of Poetry

02
Oct

Check out or National Poetry Day special recording live a this year’s National Poetry Slam in Oakland (The Power of Poetry)

24
Sep
19
Sep

The 'MHP' Black Feminism Syllabus

ashleighthelion:

newwavefeminism:

newwavefeminism:

The link has a video to the open letter, the syllabus is below:

Cooper, Anna Julia. A Voice From the South.

Hunter, Tera.  To ‘Joy My Freedom: Southern Black Women’s Lives and Labors After the Civil War.

Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.

Ransby, Barbara. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision.

Shange, Ntozke. For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf.

Theoharis, Jeanne. The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks.

I found myself in need of new literature to pick up before the school year begins again, great place to start - repost in case others are also looking for new things to read

BLESS.

(via ashleighthelion)

18
Sep
micdotcom:

Watch American teen birth rates drop in front of your eyes

In the past few years, it’s been repeatedly reported that teen (15-19) birth rates in the United States have dropped to a record low. In 2012, there were 34.3 teenage births per 1,000 women, the lowest since 1946, reports CNN.
But some states are dropping faster than others 

micdotcom:

Watch American teen birth rates drop in front of your eyes

In the past few years, it’s been repeatedly reported that teen (15-19) birth rates in the United States have dropped to a record low. In 2012, there were 34.3 teenage births per 1,000 women, the lowest since 1946, reports CNN.

But some states are dropping faster than others 

(via upworthy)

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