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Kimberle Crenshaw and Patricia Hill Collins

What Is Intersectionality?

Most references in intersectional scholarship point to Kimberlé Crenshaw’s 1991 Stanford Law Review article “Mapping The Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color” as the initiation of intersectionality as… Read more »

#SayHerName: Social Media Activism & Violence Against Black Women

My second venture into social media data analysis started with [#SayHerName ]data also collected by MITH. Kimberlé Crenshaw, known for her work on [intersectionality], started #SayHerName due to the lack of focus on violence against Black women in the current movement for Black lives.

Black Feminist Digest: 5 Articles on Black Women & #BlackLivesMatter

Black women have long played a role in antiracist social movements. This includes #BlackLivesMatter, which began under the leadership of three Black women – Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, and Patrice… Read more »

Black Feminist Digest: 5 Articles on Black Women’s Activism

At the level of community, black feminist organizing makes use of alternative resources to create new spaces for marginalized groups. Internationally, black feminism acknowledges that the struggle of racial minorities in the U.S. occurs in tandem with people of color in a global context

Ida B. Wells

A Brief History of Black feminism

Black feminism aims to empower Black women with new and on critical ways of thinking that centered how racism and sexism worked together to create Black women’s social issues and inequalities.


Shades of Black: Nuances of Race in #BlackLivesMatter

This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Chicago for the first time to visit my best friend. In between attending a Rihanna concert and shopping on the… Read more »