Screentime: Wonder Woman

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  This summer, HBW Board Member and KU Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dr. Ayesha Hardison sat down with KCUR to discuss the blockbuster Wonder Woman, feminism, and much more. Check out the interview here.

Summer 2017 Reading List: Black Girlhood, A Selected List of Recent Books

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Compiled by Kathleen E. Bethel, African American Studies Librarian & Liaison for Gender & Sexuality Studies – Northwestern University Libraries*   Abraham, Nana. For Black Girls: The Shaping of a Young Woman. Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2016. Adewole, Candice A. The Black Girl’s Guide to Being Blissfully Feminine. [s.l.]: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016. Boylorn, Robin M. Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience. New York: Peter Lang, […]

Summer 2017 Reading List: African American Fiction

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Selected by Kathleen E. Bethel, African American Studies Librarian – Northwestern University Libraries   Alers, Rochelle. The Inheritance. New York: Dafina Books, 2017. Benjamin, J M. Memoirs of an Accidental Hustler. Farmingdale, NY: Urban Books, 2017. Billingsley, ReShonda and Victoria C. Murray. A Blessing & a Curse. NY: Gallery Bks, 2017. Brown, Tracy. Boss. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2017. Childress, Alice, Roxane Gay, and Trudier Harris. Like One of the […]

Guns on Campus: Why We Cannot Be Silent

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Fannie Lou Hamer, who would now be 100 were she alive, became a tireless fighter for social justice. Who can forget her bold proclamation: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.”  Mrs. Hamer refused to be silent. She registered to vote in Mississippi, barely escaping death at the hands of those who feared her actions would move others to civil disobedience. We continue […]

An Appreciation of Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989)

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The outcome and aftermath of the recent presidential election have unleashed upon the world an enervating, extremist public discourse rooted in divisiveness, intolerance, and discord.  In this language, the moral imperatives of civility, mutual respect, and common sense have been sacrificed to political cant and ethnocentrism.  The politics of insincerity and expediency have become poor substitutes for compassion and statesmanship.  Truth and reason have come […]