Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Olympic Oppression? Gabby Douglas and Smile Politics [Crunk Feminist Collective] I’m cheering for all of them, but I have a soft spot for the girls of color on the team, including African American Gabby Douglas, and Kyla Ross, who is … Continue reading

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Open Thread

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Gratuitous Cute Kid Pic

LIE reader Melissa sent a photo of her sweet Emma with this note: “Emma’s first hair cut! We went to an area AA salon and Emma loved it! Fabulous experience! ” What a cutie! Got cute kids? Send us a … Continue reading

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No Booty Shaking Allowed

We’ve all probably seen our fair share of internet videos with little girls dropping it like it’s hot and giving it all they’ve got. I’m not linking to any of them, because I pretty much think they’re kiddie porn. All … Continue reading

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Including Racial History in School Curricula

Written by Gwen Sharp. Originally posted at Sociological Images Way back in January, Dolores R. sent us a link to an illustration of how not to integrate social studies into the math curriculum, posted at SocialisTexan. Apparently some teachers in … Continue reading

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African American Youth At Risk: Stress from Racial Discrimination [Washington University] Exposure to stress can increase the risk for violent behaviors and depressive symptoms for African-American young adults. Different types of stress, particularly racial discrimination, can influence the level of … Continue reading

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Oh No, Not The TV!

Written by Love Isn’t Enough contributor Aiesha Turman I don’t own a television. In fact, on one of my mother’s recent visits, she jokingly called my lack of a TV barbaric. At least I think she was joking. When I … Continue reading

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Introducing a new Love Isn’t Enough Contributor!

LIE is thrilled to welcome Aiesha Turman! Aiesha is a Brooklyn-based mama, educator and filmmaker who is passionate about Black women and girls and their self-actualization. She believes that music heals and can be often be found having an 80′s … Continue reading

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