“She came to slay slavery. She came to remove her friends and family from the most violent system in the United States. She came, and she did it, armed and ready.”
Given that “Harriet” over-performed at the box office its opening weekend—just like the real Harriet Tubman was consistently underestimated at every turn, including winning the popular vote in a campaign to get a woman on the $20—perhaps more of us are starting to “trust the black women” who tell her story.
A gifted writer and skilled editor, Toni Morrison helped build the foundations on which African American and women’s literature have flourished
This Disney remake needs more than just a “black mermaid.” We need a story with a black feminist imagination.
“We need to understand that style and adornment have always been central to a feminist project and how feminists have defined themselves or pushed back against normative readings of the body.”
Kinitra Brooks and Kameelah Martin’s new collection adds to a growing list of works that comprise “Beyoncé Studies.”
“I think that black scientists are thought of as mythological Afrofuturist beings. And it may be that we’re Afrofuturists, but we’re not mythological.”
“How do I take science and by solving a problem in science, address a problem that disproportionately affects women all over planet Earth? That’s my feminist agenda.”
There is a lingering anxiety that our various performances of “black excellence” will somehow be undercut as fraudulent. I see that theme recurring throughout the film “Us.”
“Harriet Tubman’s story is not about slavery. It’s about escaping from slavery. It’s about freedom.”