Monthly Archives: March 2012

Today at 9 am ET: Images in River–Black Girls Dialogue

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The panelists for tomorrow’s live discussion are seriously awesome!

You’ve got Images in the River: Black Girls Dialogue on your calendar right? Love Isn’t Enough and a few of our crunk feminist friends are getting together at 9 am ET, TOMORROW, right here in this space, to discuss how … Continue reading

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Open Thread

Hello all! Apologies for the slow posting week here at LIE. We have been gearing up for the event this Saturday, Images in the River, about teaching black girls about gender bias and equality and helping their voices to be … Continue reading

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MARCH 31–THIS SATURDAY!!–Images in the River–Black Girls Dialogue

On Saturday, we tried to open the doors. In a small period of time, girls went from spouting Moynihanisms to writing messages of encouragement to Amber Cole as members of her “crew.” Many of the girls sounded like our mothers. … Continue reading

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NAACP’s Ben Jealous on Trayvon Martin

via Democracy Now Other Democracy Now coverage is here.

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LIE Links: Taking Action Re: Trayvon Martin

[Editor's note: Please feel free to add additional calls to action in the comments.] Move On’s Petition to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder George Zimmerman’s shooting of Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager, reveals … Continue reading

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Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin

If you are in NYC, I envy you. I hope you will turn out in your hoodie at Union Square tonight. If you’re not in NYC, do not despair. Organizers ask you to take a photo of yourself in your … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Special Trayvon Martin Edition, Part 2

Voices: Justice for Trayvon Martin [Racialicious] And now, the waiting begins. Again. Once again, a young person of color is dead, and hundreds of thousands of people are hoping for justice to be served. Less than a year ago, it … Continue reading

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Racists=Bad People?

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Anne Sibley O’Brien; Originally published at Coloring Between the Lines Recently I’ve been collecting nonfiction children’s books (mostly from the 1990′s, mostly library discards) addressing racism, including these titles: What Do We Think … Continue reading

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How to Kill a Child’s Critical Thinking [Native Son] This past weekend an article was retweeted into my timeline and I was completely taken aback. Ever so often there comes a story that demands my attention due to its infelicitous, … Continue reading

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LIE Links: Special Trayvon Martin Edition

Trayvon Martin: Sorry, the First Murder Is Free of Charge [Addicting Info] Interestingly enough, the Sanford police saw no reason to arrest Zimmerman, who admitted he just gunned down an unarmed kid on the street walking home from a convenience … Continue reading

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The Invisibility (or Linvisibility) of Asian Americans

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Jennifer; Originally published at Mixed Race America My friend and colleague Tim Yu has a piece on CNN’s Opinion Page, “Will Jeremy Lin’s Success End Stereotypes?” It is a very smart and very … Continue reading

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It was good to hear some new voices here this week. Please, keep talking about whatever is on your mind this Thursday. Tweet

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Very Smart Brothas’ Fauxpology, Too $hort’s “Advice,” And Muffling About Intraracial Sexual Violence

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Guest Contributor Andrea (AJ) Plaid; Originally published at Racialicious Honestly, reading some of the analyses about the fauxpology from Very Smart Brothas about their “rape prevention advice” and rapper Too $hort’s “fatherly advice” to boys … Continue reading

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Dear White Women [My Brown Baby] Dear White Women, I know the breastfeeding world is all abuzz over reports that Beyonce breastfed her beautifully brown baby, Blue Ivy Carter, in public last week and that we consider this a victory … Continue reading

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Survey participants needed

Dear Tami,  Myname is Efrat, and I’m a graduate student at Drexel University. I amstudying African American women’s coping after miscarriage and stillbirth.African American women experience miscarriage and stillbirth twice as often asany other racial/ethnic group, but there is almost … Continue reading

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On (Not) Joining the Club

Written by Love Isn’t Enough Contributor A. Bloom At five, our daughter, was still very much looking to our black friends and adults in her life (professors, artists, heath-professionals, and our pastor) to develop her sense of self. As white … Continue reading

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