She implored me when reading aloud to 'do the accent'. I refused but she would not let it go, citing 'but they're your people' and 'it's just Creole'. I wish teachers had paid closer attention but it feels like, as a working class black girl, my lack of success was never seen as something that needed to be examined.
Although we welcome people of all races, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds Black Girl Festival is a space specifically for these groups. The intended audience for our workshops, talks and discussions remains at the core of the festival. If you are attending and you are not a Black Womxn, please be mindful of how much space you take up.
February is Black History Month, and to celebrate the contributions black poets have made, and continue to make, to the richness of American poetry, we asked twelve contemporary black poets from across the country to choose one poem that should be read this month and to tell us a bit about why. Them lounging streetcornerwise in our consciousness under some flickered neon of mannish-boy dream. Someplace where the rhyme is always as good as the reason, anyplace where the cost of gin is precious enough to thin but solemn enough to pour on the sidewalk for the departed, anyplace where the schools are overcrowded and underfunded and black and brown enough to not really miss the Seven, who were underperforming on the standardized tests and had been diagnosed as ADD or BDD status anyway.
During nap time, he would come to where I laying down, lift my blanket, press his body against mine, and gyrate, hump, and fondle me. He did this several times over the course of several months and I never said a thing to anyone. When I was an adolescent, an older woman in my life also violated my body. She would come into the bathroom when I showered and peek behind the shower curtain, demanding to see my body.
Via responses garnered from a series of focus groups, the research team proved a type of gendered racial bias unique to black girls previous research had already proven the same bias against black boys. But on Tuesday, Georgetown made good on that promise, publishing a report on the second phase of the study, titled Listening to Black Women and Girls: Lived Experiences of Adultification Bias pdf. This time, the focus groups were comprised of black women and girls aged 12 to over 60 grouped with similarly aged respondentsin various towns and cities across America.
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Photo by Jovo Jovanovicvia Stocksy. Sandra Abraham, now a year-old lawyer who works in compliance, was in the first grade when she first came to understand that being Black meant something more than the color of her skin. She lived in Michigan at the time, and her best friend was a white girl named Kelly.
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Comparing numbers of black men and black women provides clues for a range of issues that may be afflicting a community. Some researchers use ratios of black men to women as a proxy for mass incarceration. Relatively high mortality and men not being connected with social services further contribute to gender imbalances.
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