Scholar, Writer, Educator, Critic

Writings

Blog Posts:

The Subversive Praxis of Black Beauty and Wealth.” In AAIHS (October 20, 2017).

Zora Neale Hurston, Diaspora, and the Memory of Hurricanes.” In AAIHS (September 14, 2017).

The Feminist Promise of Wonder Woman.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 8, 2017).

Pictorial Manifestations: On a Younger Harriet Tubman.” In AAIHS (February 15, 2017).

Hidden Figures and Black Women’s Historic Hidden Labor.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (January 17, 2017).

The Top 10 Feminist Moments in Pop Culture from 2016.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (December 27, 2016).

Beyoncé, the Dixie Chicks, and Presidential Politics.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (November 7, 2016).

Celebrity Feminism: More Than a Gateway.” In “Currents: Key Concepts and Controversies” public intellectuals series for Signs (October 25, 2016).

When and Where We Enter: Ms. Writers Reflect on a Feminist Legacies Symposium,” with Carrie Baker. In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 20, 2016).

Not Another Slavery Movie.” In AAIHS (October 18, 2016).

Reflections of a Black Presidency.” In AAIHS (July 16, 2016).

#Lemonade: A Black Feminist Resource List,” with Jessica Marie Johnson.  In AAIHS (May 12, 2016).

Lemonade: Beyoncé’s Redemption Song.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (April 29, 2016).

The $20 is Where Harriet Tubman Belongs,” with Kate Clifford Larson.” In NY Daily News (April 22, 2016).

All the Women: Continuing Legacies.” In AAIHS (April 16, 2016).

What Beyoncé, Black Girls Rock! and Popular Education Mean for the Feminist Movement.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (April 13, 2016).

Visualizing Music: Representing Black Culture, Community, and Politics.” In AAIHS (February 16, 2016).

Beyoncé as Conjure Woman: Reclaiming the Magic of Black Lives (That) Matter.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 8, 2016).

Sara Baartman, Say Her Name: A Bicentennial Anniversary.” In AAIHS (January 16, 2016).

On Spring Valley High, Police Violence, Rape Culture and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 29, 2015).

Between Diasporic Consciousness and Cultural Appropriation.” In AAIHS (October 3, 2015).

Straight Outta Compton and the Power of Black Women’s ‘Side Stories.’” In Ms. Magazine Blog (August 24, 2015).

Rihanna Unchained.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (July 8, 2015).

The 2015 Harriet Tubman Conference: Thoughts from Two Conference Presenters.” In AAIHS (June 24, 2015).

Say Their Names.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 22, 2015).

A Girl Child Ain’t Safe.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 12, 2015).

Bessie and the Musical Legacy of Black Feminism.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (May 26, 2015).

The Subversive Potential of Harriet Tubman on the $20.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (May 13, 2015).

Black Women’s Histories: A Conversation with Talitha L. LeFlouria.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 31, 2015).

Black Women’s Histories: A Conversation with Kate Clifford Larson.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 11, 2015).

Black Women’s Histories: A Conversation with Barbara McCaskill.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 26, 2015).

“#AskHerMore and #OscarsSoWhite are Not Separate Issues.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 23, 2015).

Black Women’s Histories: A Conversation with T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 17, 2015).

Black Women’s Histories: A Conversation with Mireille Miller-Young.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 3, 2015).

Why the Women of Hip-Hop are Crying: Black Women’s Hip-Hop Histories.” In AAIHS (February 3, 2015).

Lost in Translation.”  In The Hooded Utilitarian (January 16, 2015).

Selma Shows Why We Need More Black Women Filmmakers.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (January 12, 2015).

Women Claiming the Streets, Women Claiming Community.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (December 12, 2014).

Why Black Women on Big Screens Still Matter.”  In AAIHS (December 3, 2014).

Nicki Minaj and the Performance of White Supremacy.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (November 11, 2014).

Will the Real Black Radical Please Stand Up? Review of Dear White People.” In AAIHS (November 3, 2014).

Gender, Race, and the Supernatural; Appreciating Sleepy Hollow’s Abbie Mills.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 29, 2014).

Angry or Complicated? Misrecognizing Black Women.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (September 22, 2014).

Too Sexy to be the ‘Perfect Feminist’?”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (September 3, 2014).

Bodies on the Line: The Streets vs. Pop Culture.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (August 20, 2014).

Nicki Minaj: A Brown Sugar Sphinx Riddle.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (July 30, 2014).

The Political Romance of Belle.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 4, 2014).

Who’s Still a Slave? Contemporary Black Women’s Rhetoric, Art, and Global Realities.”  In The Feminist Wire (May 16, 2014).

Have You ‘Seen’ the Kidnapped Girls of Nigeria?”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (May 6, 2014).

Black History Remix: Nicki Minaj, Self Defense, and Black Women’s Suppressed Histories.”  In The Feminist Wire (March 6, 2014).

The Fantasy of Mammy, the Truth of Patsey.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 5, 2014).

Black Female Too-Muchness: Between Hypersexual Norms and Respectable Exceptions.” In The Feminist Wire (February 6, 2014).

The Sexual Geopolitics of Popular Culture and Transnational Black Feminism.”  In The Feminist Wire (January 13, 2014).

Beyoncé: The Grown Woman Album.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (December 17, 2013).

Black Women, White Women, and the Solidarity Question.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (November 27, 2013).

Imagining Patsey’s Rescue by Harriet Tubman (Or, Marie Laveau’s Vengeance).”  In The Feminist Wire (November 8, 2013).

Healing from Trauma: ’12 Years a Slave’.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 24, 2013).

The Rape of Harriet Tubman.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (August 17, 2013).

Hip-Hop as Performance Art: Jay Z, Appropriation, and Critiques of Whiteness.”  In The Feminist Wire (August 9, 2013).

Race, White Womanhood, and Trayvon Martin.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (July 16, 2013).

Policing Feminism: Regulating the Bodies of Women of Color.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 10, 2013).

The Rise of Beyoncé, the Fall of Lauryn Hill: A Tale of Two Icons.”  In The Feminist Wire (May 13, 2013).

100 Years Later: The Harriet Tubman Symposium.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 13, 2013).

The Onion CEO Takes Quvenzhane Wallis to Disney World!”  In Ms Magazine Blog (February 26, 2013).

Django Unchained: Unspeakable Things Unseen.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (January 10, 2013).

How Do We Address Misogyny in a Racist Society?”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 30, 2012).

“‘Respectability’ Politics: Michelle Obama vs. Nicki Minaj.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (September 7, 2012).

Let Them Eat Cake.”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (April 20, 2012).

Should We Ban ‘Slut’ and ‘Ho’ from the Lexicon?”  In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 6, 2012).

End of the World, or End of Patriarchy?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (December 16, 2011).

Gaming: Tool of Pedagogy or Oppression?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 27, 2011).

Should Black Women Oppose the SlutWalk?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (September 27, 2011).

Scapegoating Black Women in a Recession.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (August 25, 2011).

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Provides Lessons in Liberation” (August 14, 2011).

Loaded Guns, Loaded Metaphors: Rihanna’s ‘Man Down’ Video.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (June 3, 2011).

Beyoncé: Girls Run the World (Cue the Apocalypse).” In Ms. Magazine Blog (May 20, 2011).

Witness to Rape: The Resistance of Eman al-Obeidi.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (March 28, 2011).

Can’t Stop the Women of Hip-Hop.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 24, 2011).

How Nicki Minaj Stumbled onto Black History.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (February 2, 2011).

A Method to His Madness? Gender-Based Violence in the Tucson Shootings.” In The Feminist Wire (January 24, 2011).

Precious Swan.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (January 22, 2011).

Am I the Only Feminist Who Liked Perry’s ‘For Colored Girls’?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (November 18, 2010).

Black-Grrl Power: Willow Smith and Sesame Street.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (October 26, 2010).

What Would bell hooks Say?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (September 10, 2010).

Who’s Afraid of the Single Black Woman?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (August 19, 2010).

How Gender Fits into the Shirley Sherrod Affair.” In Ms. Magazine Blog (July 26, 2010).

Crystal Bowersox: Feminist Idol?” In Ms. Magazine Blog (May 25, 2010).

BLACK HERSTORY 2012 SERIES (MS. MAGAZINE BLOG):

Black Herstory Month Begins Today!”  (February 1, 2012)

My Problem with ‘Slave Rape,’ or Why I Love the Story of Sukie.”  (February 2, 2012)

Black Herstory: Jamaica’s Other National Hero.”  (February 6, 2012).

Black Herstory: The Founders of the Feminist Party.”   (February 9, 2012)

Reprinted in Rain and Thunder: A Radical Feminist Journal of Discussion & Activism 54 (Spring/Summer 2012).

Black Herstory: Whitney Houston’s Vocal Legacy.”  (February 15, 2012)

Black Herstory: Haunted by Margaret Garner.”  (February 18, 2012)

Hollywood’s Black Herstory: Have Roles for Black Women Evolved in the Past 73 Years?”   (February 23, 2012)

Black Herstory: Ida B. Wells, Pen Warrior.”  (February 29, 2012)

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