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Gender & Sexuality

The Welfare Nanny Diaries

by Rinku Sen on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

In a debate that revolves around the needs of parents and children, the woman who meets those needs sometimes gets lost.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Shake It ’Til You Make It

by Tammy Johnson on September 15 2006, 12:00PM

Bellydancing celebrates its roots.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Super Infector

Super Infector

by Kai Wright on December 21 2005, 12:00PM

With the AIDS epidemic larger —and blacker —than ever, health officials and community activists go after those who test positive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Health

Let’s Talk About Sexo

by Dulce Reyes Bonilla on December 21 2005, 12:00PM

Why Spanish-language radio beats Howard Stern in ratings.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Rants & Raves

by Anmol Chaddha on July 21 2005, 12:00PM

RANT: You Thought the Rodney King Jury was Crazy?  A jury awarded $1.6 million to Jeremy Morse, the former cop from Inglewood, California, who was videotaped slamming Black teenager Donovan Jackson onto a car and punching him in July 2002….

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Playing with Race

by Daisy Hernandez on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

On the edge of edgy sex, racial BDSM excites some and reviles others.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

How Can I Be Down? A bisexual black man’s take on “the down low.”

by Juba Kalamka on December 21 2004, 12:00PM

The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Hard Hit: New York Groups Fight Cutbacks to their Communities

by Hannan Adely on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Days after the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, the South Bronx-based advocacy group Mothers on the Move (MOM) called a special meeting to discuss the aftermath of the tragedy. Members expressed an overwhelming desire to help the…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

It’s Personal: Race and Oprah

by Tammy Johnson on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Tammy Johnson takes on the Queen of All Media.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Colors of Violence

by Andrea Smith on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Andrea Smith introduces our special section on violence against women of color.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Fighting the Many Faces of Violence

by Bernice Yeung on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Three women’s groups build innovative approaches to anti-violence work. When Angela Davis took the podium to deliver the keynote address at the Color of Violence conference in April, she called the event a “milestone” that would mark a “new…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Welfare Facts

by The Applied Research Center on November 29 2000, 12:00PM

Most former TANF recipients who find work are working at jobs that pay between $5.50 and $7.00 per hour. Median monthly earnings amount to $1,149, which is below the official poverty line for a family of three. Many former recipients…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Here’s the Movement, Let’s Start Building

by Kim Diehl on November 2 2000, 12:00PM

Kim Diehl talks to black feminist pioneer Barbara Smith about the racial politics of the Millennium March and the sexual politics of Anti-Racism.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Racing the Welfare Debate

by Gary Delgado on November 2 2000, 12:00PM

It used to be that we didn’t have to do much to smash the racist stereotype about welfare. After listening to some know-it-all drone on about Cadillacs and welfare queens, all we had to do was point out that—uh, incidently,…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Re-building the Anti-Violence Movement

by Patrisia Mac�as Rojas on October 10 2000, 12:00PM

Related Article: The Color of Violence Against Women by Angela Davis Those of us present at the Color of Violence: Violence Against Women of Color conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz on April 29 and 30 witnessed…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Color of Violence Against Women

by Angela Davis on October 10 2000, 12:00PM

Angela Davis gave the keynote address and spoke with participants at the Color of Violence Conference in Santa Cruz.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, Health

The Decline of the Black Athlete:An Online Exclusive: Extended Interview with Harry Edwards

by David Leonard on April 20 2000, 12:00PM

Race, Gender, & Sports

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

With Heart in Hand/Con Corazon En La Mano

by Monica Hern�ndez on October 20 1999, 12:00PM

An Interview with Gloria Anzaldúa

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Poetry is a Political Act

by Julie Quiroz-Martinez on December 15 1998, 12:00PM

An interview with June Jordan.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Building Black-Brown Unity: Rhode Island’s Home Daycare Campaign

by Rinku Sen on June 10 1998, 12:00PM

Rinku Sen examines the Black-Latina dynamics in organizing publicly subsidized daycare providers in Rhode Island.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth