Pictured above is Gladys Bentley (1907 – 1960), An amazing blues singer. To find out more about her and other powerful women checkout AutoStraddle’s list of 100 LGBTQ black women you should know
“Erasure Hurts”: discussing the absence of dark-skinned women on Pharrell’s album cover
Why you should reconsider asking questions such as “how was your day?”
Some cool gender & sexualities work coming out of Kalamazoo College
In other U of M news, The U is part of a wave of colleges reassessing sexual assault policies
Whitewashing reproductive rights: how the stories of black activists get erased
Seven of the most common lies about abortion, and what they get so wrong.
John Kerry has committed the U.S. to denying visas to perpetrators of sexual violence during times of conflict. What about those who have committed the same crimes during times of peace?
Lupita Nyong’o delivered a moving acceptance speech about black beauty and black women in Hollywood. Read the transcript here.