As the US continues to wrestle with who has the right to create knowledge and define history, artifacts continue to resurface regarding its painful past. One example is the way that the "bones" or remains of formerly enslaved people were often discarded and are now being located in unusual places. Seeing our ancestral remains as … Continue reading Remains of Formerly Enslaved People Resting Beneath a Strip Mall
Black Girl Gone Podcast – Murdered Women of Chicago, Pt. 1
Please listen to and support "Black Girl Gone," which is a podcast dealing with Black women and girls who are missing or murdered. The US currently estimates over 90,000 Black women and girls are missing. This podcast helps create awareness and activist goals toward seeking justice regarding this reality.
Words of Wisdom – Is This America?
Freedom Summer, Fannie Lou Hamer African American women have always endured existence from the margins. Harriet Tubman used stealth, cunning and faith to overcome many obstacles including wading through snake infected waters, repeatedly as she determined her own freedom could not be fully realized until she lead others to freedom. In our contemporary context, Stacey … Continue reading Words of Wisdom – Is This America?
Black Girl Gone: Khiara Henry Missing
https://player.fm/series/series-2886933/missing-the-disappearance-of-khiara-henry The Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network has identified missing Black women and girls as one of the activist issues it will amplify during 2023. We will share essays, statistics and the podcast, "Black Girl Gone" to draw attention to the issue. The program is hosted by Amara Cofer who shares the stories of mutiple missing Black … Continue reading Black Girl Gone: Khiara Henry Missing
Sistah Shout-Out to Dr. Richelle White
The Misogynoir to Mishpat Research Network is pleased to 'shout out' Dr. Richelle White and her recent grant on Black women's storytelling. She is a powerful womanist scholar and great human being. Please read, share and click "love" for her story. https://www.kuyper.edu/dr-white-earns-grant-for-project-on-black-womens-storytelling/
Unbanned Books – from the African American Policy Forum
Black Liberation Theologians, Ethicists, and Religion scholars often explore the intersection of race, class and gender. Because our work deals with this matrix of varied identities, the work upon which many of us relies for insight and methodology is under threat. Book banning is a very real and pressing issue. Please see the following event … Continue reading Unbanned Books – from the African American Policy Forum
American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society for the Study of Biblical Literature (SBL) Conference 2023
The American Academy of Religion has published its call for conference papers. AAR members can submit up to two proposals or papers. We especially encourage you to support the sessions which are set aside for African descended scholars and scholars of color. These include the: African Diaspora Religions Unit, African Religions Unit, Black Theology Unit, … Continue reading American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society for the Study of Biblical Literature (SBL) Conference 2023
Redeeming Black Female Flesh
In the aftermath of Brittney Griner's release from a Russian penal colony, Americans are starting to unpack their thoughts over her imprisonment. The accusation of "drugs," coupled with her being a Black queer women who is "famous," means that some Americans were not rooting for her release. In fact, Paul Whelan, the American man still … Continue reading Redeeming Black Female Flesh