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The Hanukkah heroine we need this holiday season

The tale of Hanukkah is a simple one: a righteous man and his family, the Maccabees, stand up to their oppressors and are rewarded with a relatively minor miracle, that of the oil needed to maintain the reclaimed synagogue’s eternal light lasting not one day but eight. Every year, usually in December, we gather with … [Read more…]

Sounds from a Feminist South, an Unsweetend Mix

Pauline Oliveros, 2012 (photo by Penar Temiz)

  Hooray, Alabama! Or at least the 97 percent of black women and 30 percent of white women 🙁 who elected Doug Jones this week – or, most importantly, sent Roy Moore back to his windowless van down by the river. Now, onto the music. This week, we have blues and pop, some politically-charged rock, … [Read more…]

How Black Women Are Helping to Turn Alabama Blue

Screen grab (Doug Jones campaign footage)

Southern Rural Black Women Are Using Political Power to Transform the Southern Narrative ~Don’t just say thank you to a black woman. Do better, be better, Alabama~ The righteous have spoken in Alabama as the world watched in election speculation. Black southern rural women in the poorest counties in the state turned out in high … [Read more…]