Nina Simone made a bold statement when she sand this song, beautifully covered here in a tribute made at the BET awards.

What do you think she is saying?

I will be a humming Bird!

The late Professor Wangari Maathai often reffered to herself as a humming bird. Ever wondered why? Watch this and find out!

Will you be a humming bird?

Real or fake? And either way, what does this say about our societal obsessions over gender roles? Weigh in and let us know what you think?

Just because.

"We wouldn’t be shooting it down. We’d be ramming the aircraft"

New York Police Department Deputy Inspector Terri Tobin was buried in the rubble of the old towers twice on September 11, 2001. She had a huge glass pane lodged in her back and cinder block cut her skull. She rose from the debris like some kind of superhero and rescued people who were in a panic — the injured, the desperate, the scared. At one point, she clung mightily to one man’s arm and said: “I’m with the NYPD. I’m not gonna let go.”


GOOD Magazine | Dissimilating: How My Muslim-American Family Turned To Tradition After 9/11

When my family gathered to mark the end of Ramadan a few weeks ago, a young woman approached me wearing a floor-length black abaya. A niqab covered everything except for a 6-inch slit over her eyes. She shook my hand tightly, said hello, and walked away.
Only later did I realize that faceless figure was my second cousin. I hadn’t seen her in almost a year, but remembered her as a bright tomboy who kept to her books and her tight-knit group of friends. After being born in the United States and raised in the public education system, she made the choice to begin covering her face when she turned 17.
In the years since 9/11, some commentators have said they haven’t been able to recognize their country. I haven’t been able to recognize my family. Today, nearly all of my female relatives conceal their hair at the very least. Many of my family members will not allow their photographs to be taken. Most gatherings have pardaa, which means they’re segregated by gender. There is no music at parties, including weddings. Birthdays are not celebrated at all. My extended family is more concerned with maintaining a constant state of worship than climbing the rungs toward the American dream. After living in this country for more than three decades, my family has set a reverse course from the typical immigrant trope: We are dissimilating. (read more)
Anonymous asked:
What can I do to get more involved with the Women's Center

The Women’s Center is open M-F from 8:30a-5p. During these hours, the doors are always open and you are welcome to stop by and take a tour! Bring your homework and study, have a group meeting in the space…do whatever it is that you feel. But why don’t you start by taking a look…

Progress? Or set-back…you decide..

Ding dong the witch is dead…

Actually, I would say she’s alive and kicking. And I wouldn’t call her a witch at all, but rather a warrior, riddled with battle wounds but still alive to fight another day. And that warrior’s name is Feminism.

Many people would argue, however, that Feminism, whether witch or warrior, IS in fact dead and buried. That we no longer need Feminism. That sexism has fallen by the wayside, as have the other Titanous “isms”: racism, heterosexism, ageism, and ableism (yea…right.). What do you think? Does Feminism still exist? Moreover, has she run her course in history?

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