VP Kamala Harris, celebs mourn death of feminist writer and activist bell hooks

The international community as well as a number of celebrities are mourning the death of bell hooks, the trailblazing feminist, author, professor and cultural critic who wrote the groundbreaking book, Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. She was 69. Her niece, Beverly Motley, confirmed to media outlets including NBC News that hooks died […]

Laverne Cox blasted by feminist icon, bell hooks

Laverne Cox has become a new-age feminist and transgender activist of our time, winning over fans across the board for her role on “Orange Isthe New Black” as much as her work for transgender rights. But just because she’s beloved by many doesn’t mean that Cox isn’t without critics, and one of those critics of […]

Influential black female writers

Zora Neale Hurston Vixens and baby mommas were not the representations of black femininity and womanhood that authors like Zora Neale Hurston, Angela Davis and Audre Lorde imagined for the future. These authors were literary pioneers who paid the price for setting their rebellious spirits free on paper. One of the great female authors to come out of the Harlem Renaissance, […]

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