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Deconstructing the Arrest of Sandra Bland

August 4, 2015
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Deconstructing the Arrest of Sandra Bland

By Erick A. Paulino By now, most people in the United States know who Sandra Bland is and the circumstances that led to her arrest on July 10, 2105 in Fuller County, Texas. Ms. Bland was pulled over by Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia who alleged she had not signaled a lane change, warranting...
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Why Did Sandra Bland Die? (And Why We Need a White Anti-Racist Feminist Posse)

August 3, 2015
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2 poems by Lee Ann Roripaugh

July 29, 2015
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3 poems by Darrian Wesley

July 22, 2015
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A poem by Amy Lukau

July 15, 2015
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2 pieces by Cherie Jones

July 7, 2015
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In Memoriam   I mourn my vagina, and miss her. My husband mourns her too.  As things progressed, we’d used a special Morse when he wanted to make love.  ‘How is she?’ he’d mutter, ‘Alright?’ (dot.dot.dot.)  ‘Not so good,’ I’d stutter, and he’d hug me, too guilty of health to request a hand job. Sometimes,...
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3 poems by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

July 1, 2015
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THE MOON IS TRANS The moon is trans. From this moment forward, the moon is trans. You don’t get to write about the moon anymore unless you respect that. You don’t get to talk to the moon anymore unless you use her correct pronouns. You don’t get to send men to the moon anymore...
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Return from ZombieLand: Academia, Substance Abuse, and Accountability

June 30, 2015
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Free Marissa Now and Stand With Nan-Hui: A Conversation About Parallel Struggles

June 30, 2015
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Marissa artwork by Molly Crabapple; Nan-Hui artwork by Dillon Sung

Alisa Bierria, a member of the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign and a member of INCITE! and Hyejin Shim, an organizer with the Stand with Nan-Hui Campaign and a member of Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Abuse (KACEDA) came together with Mimi Kim and Emi Kane of INCITE! to reflect on the common...
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Memory and Violence: Old South Nostalgia in the Wake of the Emanuel AME Shooting

June 29, 2015
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By Jamie Huff   Since the recent killing of nine Black congregants at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel AME church on June 17, debates about the confederate flag have again surfaced on a national scale, particularly for South Carolinians hoping to eliminate the state’s most overt symbolic tie to its history of slavery and secession....
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