Zinzi Clemmons, African American Literature, Black Literature, Racism, Race Relations, What We Lose, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Zinzi Clemmons: ‘It’s Time For Women of Color…to Divest From Lena Dunham’ | Jezebel Writer Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose, has announced that she will no longer be writing for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s online feminist weekly newsletter Lenny Letter because, she says, of Dunham and her friends’ racism which was “well-known” prior to their fame. “She cannot have our words if she cannot respect us,” she writes.

Dee Rees, African American History, Black History, African American Film, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Review: ‘Mudbound’ Is a Racial Epic Tuned to Black Lives, and White Guilt | The New York Times “Mudbound” is a movie about how things change — slowly, unevenly, painfully. It is also, as the title suggests, about how things don’t change, about the stubborn forces of custom, prejudice and power that lock people in place and impede social progress. ..."

Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist, Civil Rights, African American History, Black History, Racism, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Fannie Lou Hamer at 100: The Speeches That Made Her a Civil-Rights Icon | Time As many NFL players across the United States make the decision to kneel or face away from the flag as the National Anthem plays before their games, as part of a protest movement that began as a statement about the belief that the U.S. does not live up to its ideals for African-Americans, many have found new meaning in the words of an icon of an earlier wave of protest.

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