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‘Years-Long Relentless Racial’ Hostility: Black Employees Call Out Fox News

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Black Women Girls Under Siege: Will Black Men Join Fight Against Rape, Abuse?

Black Women Girls Under Siege: Will Black Men Join Fight Against Rape, Abuse?Black Women Girls Under Siege: Will Black Men Join Fight Against Rape, Abuse?

F arah Tanis, who was born in Haiti and grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, recalled recently how she studied at the feet of transnational feminist giants, including Myriam Merlet , a mentor who died in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Patricia McFadden of South Africa; and Amina Mama who lives in Nigeria and London.

Because of those important early lessons, Tanis herself has become a voice for the voiceless, and a Black transnational feminist in her own right, earning a B.A. from New York University, a M.A. from Fordham University. Today, she serves as executive director of Black Women’s Blueprint based in Brooklyn, New York.

I believe we are their offspring bringing Black feminism into the future ,” she tells NewsOne in an exclusive interview.

Tanis is not just a talker. She puts action behind her words. Her organization is scheduled to host “ Words of Fire Conference: Sex, Power, and The Black Feminist Call for Social Justice ” on April 29-30 at the Women’s Resource and Research Center at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Indeed, Black women and girls are under siege in the U.S. The culture has long accepted it as the norm to discredit, rape and tear down Black women, who receive no help from White faux feminists , claiming to be supporters, but only in rhetoric. Case in point: How many White feminists are lining up to help Black women and girls, who are survivors of sexual and domestic violence as the Trump administration proposes vital cuts to anti-rape, anti-battery, and anti-stalking service programs ?

By asking these questions and issuing a call for accountability to the United States government and Black cultural institutions, the Blueprint joins a longstanding tradition of Black women anti-rape activists, including Ida B. Wells-Barnett , Rosa Parks , and Joan Little .

Named for Beverly Guy-Sheftall ’s seminal text, Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Women’s Thought , the conference is expected to bring together anti-rape activists, survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, writers, cultural workers, scholars, and freedom fighters from across the country and the globe.

At the gala, Black feminists, including Jamilah Lemieux , vice president of news and men’s programming at Interactive One,  Aishah Shahidah Simmons , the award-winning Black feminist, and lesbian documentary filmmaker and creator of NO! The Rape Documentary ; and Patricia Hill Collins , professor and author of Black Feminist Thought and Black Sexual Politics , will be honored among a list of more than 20 Black feminists.

The gathering also marks the one year anniversary of the Black Women’s Blueprint Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Sexual Assault , which took place in New York City on April 28-May 1, 2016, as part of the International Decade of People of African Descent at the United Nations .

The event, the first of its kind to focus explicitly on the rape and sexual assault against Black women in the United States, featured sessions at locations, including the historic Riverside Church and the Ford

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Security Guard Shoots Man In Same Complex Where Michael Brown Was Killed

Security Guard Shoots Man In Same Complex Where Michael Brown Was KilledSecurity Guard Shoots Man In Same Complex Where Michael Brown Was Killed

F erguson, Missouri police are investigating after an armed man was shot by a private security guard,  The Associated Press reports.

The shooting occurred on Tuesday evening at Canfield Green apartments — the same apartment complex where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in August 2014.

According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch , the incident began around 6:40 p.m. after a man tried to “scare a loose dog away from some children in the complex.” Police Chief Delrish Moss said the owner of the dog confronted the man, sparking a “heated exchange.”

The dog owner then pointed a handgun at the man, prompting a security guard to shoot the dog owner after he refused to drop his weapon.

The man is currently hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, Moss says.

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch :

“Video posted on social media showed several officers treating a shooting victim who was lying in a parking lot with what appeared to be a wound to the abdomen. He was taken away by an ambulance.

A small crowd gathered outside the tape set up by police around the scene. Many of them recorded the aftermath and, at one point, several people got into a heated exchange with an officer investigating the shooting.”

According to The Associated Press, no arrests were made.

As NewsOne previously reported , new footage of the day Michael Brown was killed recently sparked protests outside of the convenience store where the footage was filmed.

The footage appeared in a documentary,  Stranger Fruit , which debuted at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas this year.

SOURCE: The Associated Press , St. Louis Dispatch , Twitter

 

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Several Missing D.C. Girls Found, According To Police

A ccording to D.C. police, several teens who were reported missing have been found, NBC News  reports.

Among them are Demetria Carthens, 17; Heaven Shamte, 15; Rayna Gross, 16;  and Dashann Wallace, 15. Carthens had been missing since February 7, while Shamte Gross and Wallace were reported missing in March.

No further information has been released as of press time, says NBC News.

As NewsOne previously reported , Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced six new initiatives on Friday (March 24) to help find missing children in the district. In addition, a task force will be created to help identify ways to improve the home lives of those who run away.

The announcement came after a town hall meeting held last Wednesday (March 22), where residents and community leaders gathered to discuss the city’s missing Black and Latinx teen girls.

In a letter obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday (March 23), Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond and D.C. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton  urged FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions  to assist in providing resources to address missing persons cases.

As community members continue to rally together, social media and national news outlets continue to spread awareness.

SOURCE: NBC News , Twitter

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