JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song. “The revolution done signed my name,” they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer. “All of us who are in the room right now are midwives for transformation,” said Rukia Lumumba, daughter of the late Jackson...Read More
Byline: Errin Haines Whack
Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb | Jul 9, 2014 |
For years, Tanika Gray Valbrun, 36, dealt with her fibroids in silence, accepting them as part of her life. “I always felt like this is just my journey as a woman,” says Gray Valbrun, a journalist in Atlanta. But after undergoing emergency surgery last summer — when doctors removed 27 fibroids — Gray Valbrun decided it was time to end her silence. “Every time you mention fibroids, somebody knows somebody who has them,” she says. “It’s so familiar to people, but there’s no national recognition for it.” In March, Gray Valbrun founded The White Dress Project, aimed at...Read More
Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb | May 21, 2014 |
Sparing the Rod and
Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.