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These revolutionary Black women had no time for racial patriarchy

March 8, 2018
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Whitewashing be gone, Black women have always been at the forefront of civil and human rights struggles. Ungrateful mofos still find ways to disrespect though (hey “white feminists”, fauxteps, “white liberals”, Trump voters! 🖕🏿)
Today we’re celebrating some of the most badass Black women who said NO to racial patriarchy and racial capitalism. Many of them are still doing the work today. Instersectionality, mass incarceration, racism are some of the topics they teach us so much about.
From the Black Power movement to the arts, they got us and we love them.
We are forever grateful.
– Lou Constant-Desportes, AFROPUNK Editor-in-Chief

Angela Davis… you already know ✊🏿

Nina Simone, talented and unapologetic

Audre Lorde, unforgettable and powerful afro-feminist

Fannie Lou Hamer, civil rights activist

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, rock’n’roll pioneer

Assata Shakur, revolutionary

Harriet Tubman, nuff said

Elaine Brown, first woman to lead the Black Panther Party

KimberlĂ© Williams Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality”

Michelle Alexander, author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’

Kathleen Cleaver, Black Power goddess

Eartha Kitt, artist, activist

Darletta Scruggs, activist

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