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Jenn M. Jackson
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centering the voices and experiences of Black women
centering the voices and experiences of Black women

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Anyone who reads my writing knows that I am pretty stringently anti-corporatist. For moral, ethical, and philosophical reasons, I do my best to avoid companies who have known human rights disputes, public failures to take responsibility for the ways they…

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A Seat At The Table is more than a trite or superficial call out to blackness. The album is a real and genuine expression that represents a more fully realized Solange, one who has been incubating since at least 2003.

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Black queer women-led movements are now the signature of this generation.  And, in a time like this, Solange’s new album, A Seat At The Table, comes as an imperfect yet brilliant love letter to blackness.

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As the debut of his Nat Turner inspired film Birth of a Nation approaches this Friday, Nate Parker continues to field questions about his 1999 rape trial involving his co-writer Jean Celestin and a young woman who died by suicide in 2012. Sadly, his most…

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The trailer for Fences, a film adaptation of the storied broadway show starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, is every bit of good you’d expect it to be and more.

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Protesting is hard. It is also isolating. But, it gets even more complicated when money is involved. At several points in my life, I have found myself unsupported by others who had previously indicated that they were fed up with the unjust treatment they…

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My first plane ride was from San Francisco, California to Williamsburg, Massachusetts. I was fifteen years old. And, now, after just passing my  thirty-second birthday, I booked a trip to Montreal, Quebec for a November conference. I have to be honest, it…

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Issa Rae has built the entirety of her career off of the success of her webseries The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. Her YouTube page became a hub of her own production company, Issa Rae Productions, through which she was able to launch a wave of…

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At the first Presidential Debate, Sec. Hillary Clinton was on fire. She came armed and ready with reads, and she let them loose without prejudice.

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Every year, the Emmy Awards purport to celebrate the best achievements in television. And this year, just like most years, I wondered why a show that is solely about Hollywood celebrating what it deems best is televised for the rest of us to watch.
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