Comic: Punk Is Not Just for Straight, White Guys

Punk is supposed to be inclusive, right? Artist Suzy X wrote and illustrated this comic about feeling excluded from the punk scene and eventually finding a comfortable place in music.

Why Feminists Should Care About the FBI's Hunt for Assata Shakur

Last week, the FBI named former Black Panther and member of the Black Liberation Army Assata Shakur as the first woman on its Most Wanted Terrorist List... Read more »

Read Our Review and Watch a Clip of New Documentary "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners"

Director Shola Lynch spent eight years researching intricacies surrounding activist and scholar Angela Davis—she wanted to make sure that her film documenting Davis’s controversial 1972 murder trial got the story right. And, well, she did. A review and clip of her new film Free Angela... Read more »

On Our Radar

Here’s what we’ve been reading (and watching, and thinking about) this week. Have you been reading Ladydrawers’ interview comic with Alison Bechdel? Catch up with part two of three over at... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest" in Wake of Troy Davis' Judicial Lynching

One might have hoped that, by this hour, the very sight of chains on black flesh, or the very sight of chains, would be so intolerable a sight for the American people, and so unbearable a memory, that they would themselves spontaneously rise up and strike off the manacles. But no, they appear... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: Class Consciousness in Mavis Staples' "You Are not Alone"

Mavis Staples—gospel singer, soul artist and Civil Rights activist—is nothing short of a living legend. She started singing gospel with her family in the 1950s and had a successful Stax career as front woman for the Staple Singers. Though the family specialized in gospel, Staples’ raw vocals and... Read more »

This week in Angela Davis media!

Prison-rights activist and black feminist Angela Davis was arrested forty years ago this month for accomplice to conspiracy, kidnapping, and homicide. Celebrate this iconic woman who has never stopped or been silenced by checking out a new documentary featuring her alongside fellow activist Yuri... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: RIP Doris "Dobby" Brin Walker, progressive lawyer

Doris Walker worked throughout her life protecting and defending leftist causes and activists. She participated as an activist and legal counsel throughout almost every major America progressive social movement in the twentieth century, from denouncing Jim Crow laws and McCarthyism, to being a... Read more »

Prison Reform is for Everybody!

If there’s a silver lining to the bizarre arrest of prominent Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, it’s his newly-inspired interest in exploring and exposing the racism that exists in our nation’s prison system. Police arrested Gates this past Thursday after a neighbor saw him... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Free Angela!

  The groundswell of support that Angela Davis received after her wrongful imprisonment in 1970 (based on trumped up murder charges in connection with the Black Panthers' attempt to free three black prisoners from a correctional facility in Soledad, California) was enough to get her acquitted 18... Read more »