The truth is, black women and women of color are the ones historically most dismissed, pushed aside in the history of American literature and poetics. But they have always been giants, to me. We’re reaching a point, or we’re at a point, where people are just going to have to get comfortable with acknowledging their …

Free Kindle Books by Yrsa Daley-Ward and Nayyirah Waheed

The next few days, until Monday February 22nd, you can get 3 books by amazing poets of color as free Kindle downloads: “Bone” by Yrsa Daley-Ward and “Salt” and “Nejma” by Nayyirah Waheed. This “global kindle download event,” presented by readCOLOR, is available in most Amazon regions, including the US and Germany. More on nayyirah.waheed’s …

Black Women’s Activism and Suffrage in Oklahoma Territory

A topic often discussed in recent time on progressive, feminist, anti-racist sites is how  the default term “women” refers to white women, while the work, struggle, and issues of women of color are not mentioned, erased, ignored. One example of this is the discussion in the US regarding this year’s equal pay day. The pay …