Christen Smith On How Trauma From Police Violence Is Killing Black Women In America

Christen Smith: When we think of police lethality, we typically consider the immediate body count: The people that die from bullets and baton blows. The death toll gives the impression that black...
January 18, 2018
  • Christen Smith On How Trauma From Police Violence Is Killing Black Women In America

    “The fallout of police violence is killing black women like Erica Garner.” That’s the name of a recent article in The Conversation by Christen Smith. She’s an associate professor of African and African diaspora studies and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. Christen Smith writes, quote, “When...
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    Youthful Human rights advocate, Olerato Keegope (25) has scored an international gig which will see her jetting off to Argentina this coming October to join other young tutors from around the world at the coveted Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic games. Keegope, from Botswana is expected to join other young...
  • Shalima Mkongi: Stories Of Depression Of Black Youth Are Worth Telling

    When she’s not entertaining viewers on the small screen, actress Shalima Mkongi is passionate about shining light on mental illnesses and how young people suffer in silence. Shalima, who suffers from a mental illness herself told TshisaLIVE that she believes in starting conversations about mental health. “This (depression) is a...
  • Reni Eddo-Lodge And Liv Little Cover British Vogue ‘Women Of Influence’ Issue

    Meet The New Suffragettes ONE hundred years since women were first granted the right to vote, a new kind of suffragist is rising. In the February issue of Vogue, Eva Wiseman meets seven influential females fighting to empower women in the battle for equality that rages on. Reni Eddo-Lodge, a...
  • Where To Get Help In South Africa If You Are Being Abused

    Numerous organisations around South Africa provide services such as counselling, temporary shelter and legal help to people in abusive relationships. We’ve compiled a guide with phone numbers and other contact details. Getting help There are many organisations which help people who are being abused. If you think you need...
  • All You Need To Know About ‘Intimate Partner Violence’

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner. An intimate partner is a person with whom one...
  • Kenya Widows Fight Sexual ‘Cleansing’ Practise

    A group of women in western Kenya is fighting “widow-cleansing”, a traditional ritual practiced by Luo ethnic communities in some of the poorer, more rural areas of the country. The ritual requires women to have sex – often with strangers – when their husbands die. The men who “cleanse”...
  • Black Women’s Roundtable Salutes Trailblazer Tarana Burke, Founder Of The ‘Me Too’ Movement

    The Black Women’s Roundtable salutes and congratulates its colleague and partner, Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, and others who were recognized by Time magazine as the “Silence Breakers” and collectively are the Time magazine Person of the Year 2017. Burke is the founder of Just Be,...
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    One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “what is African feminism and how is it different from western feminism”. It is a valid question that points to the clarity that people seek in the process of self discovery, which is what becoming feminist is. But the...

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