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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2002
... soldiers for the revolution. This aim was thought by many black men and women to be jeopardized by racial mixture. According to F. James Davis, the "growth of black pride apparently [became] an important deterrent to sexual contact and marriage with whites" (Davis 1991,74). In addition to being a matter...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Sara C. Flowers Abstract Historically, Black women have contributed to the foundations of medical research, gynecology, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive justice, and continue to do so today. However, the intersections of race- and gender-based oppression have repeatedly erased...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 276–285.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and mental health problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Despite these challenges, Black women actively seek out support from multiple formal institutions to keep themselves and their families safe. Yet Black women face structural barriers when they seek assistance. Using a Black feminist...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. More
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 478–502.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Kami Fletcher Abstract This essay foregrounds Black women in the very narrative of undertaking that they helped create and develop. It was the wives who helped start the country’s oldest undertaking firms, and it was the wives, sisters, and daughters who sustained and professionalized the funeral...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 153–155.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of black female victimization during slavery; at worst, he's a willfully ignorant misogynist who delights in minimizing the pain of slavery and rape of black women. This is one of the problems with the resurgence ofblack nationalist politics that inevitably follows the unjust killing ofblack boys like...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keisha-Khan Y. Perry Abstract In Brazil and throughout the African diaspora, rarely are black women, especially poor black women, considered leaders of social movements, much less political theorists. While Afro-Brazilian women are at the very heart of the struggle for urban housing and land rights...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 80–83.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Medeiros. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Maes de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomble) leading off the the Black Women's March on Brasilia. 80 MERIDIANS 14 :1 Figure 2. March participants from the Northern state of Para, which has dozens...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 109–136.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Nishaun T. Battle Abstract “From Slavery to Jane Crow to Say Her Name” examines the ongoing social movement in the United States by Black women activists and intellectuals from as early as the nineteenth century to present day contemporary movements and campaigns such as Say Her Name, which began...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Bonnie Claudia Harrison Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 ESSAY Diasporadas Black Women and the Fine Art of Activism BONNIE CLAUDIA HARRISON WhyareAfrican-Americawnomen and ourideasnotknownand not believeidn? -Patricia HillCollins1991 z 0 Diasporadas A Diasporadais a woman...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 281–282.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 STATEMENT BY COALITION 100 BLACK WOMEN OF October 2001 We, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, an organization of African American women dedicated to advocacy that assembled in Philadelphia, PA, in commemoration of our 20th...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 236–260.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Shanara R. Reid-Brinkley Abstract In the late fall of 2004, following the media spectacle created by Spelman College's protest of the misogyny and sexism in the music and videos of rapper Nelly, Essence, a popular black women's magazine, began a campaign to raise awareness. Arguing that a more...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 CASE STATEMENT NATIONAL BLACK WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT April, 1993 Executive Summary The National Black Women's Health Project, NBWHP, is a national organization of self-help and health advocacy, run by Black women, that develops and administers programs...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 219–229.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jameta Nicole Barlow; LeConté J. Dill Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 JAMETA NICOLE BARLOW AND LECONTE J. DILL Speaking for Ourselves: Reclaiming, Redesigning, and Reimagining Research on Black Women's Health Days after the 2016 US election, we, two Spelman sisters, public health sistren...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 253–259.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Linda Goler Blount Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LINDA GOLER BLOUNT The Secret to Black Women's Health: Ask, Listen, Do Every day there are news stories and studies that say that Black women are not healthy. We've seen and heard these stories so often that we internalize them and take...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Layli Maparyan Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LAYLI MAPARYAN Womanism and Black Women's Health Womanism is spiritual movement. It is spiritual movement individual, collective toward the realization of our fundamental Innate Divinity. It is movement through healing toward wellness...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Leigh-Anne Francis Abstract In the post–Civil War South, black women litigants made conscious tactical appeals to white male judges’ racism, particularly the racist-sexist stereotypes at the heart of the white paternalism ethos, in order to win lawsuits against whites who defrauded them. African...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... leadership as well as that of her generational cohort. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 activism Anne Moody Black women’s autobiography Black girl studies civil rights movement leadership I’m not interested in things as they literally happened, but more in the unconscious reasons why...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Figure 4. Protester aesthetically prepared to march in the 2015 March of Black Women in Brasília. Photo by Claudia Ferreira. ...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 185–205.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Constance Bailey Abstract This article explores the evolution of Black women’s humor from its historic origins to its contemporary manifestations. The author argues that Black women humorists, including Zora Neale Hurston, the Queens of Comedy, and comediennes on A Black Lady Sketch Show...