Co-editor (with Brittney Cooper, Treva B. Lindsey, Joan Morgan, and Kaila Story),"On the Future of Black Feminism" (two-part special issue), The Black Scholar.
These wide ranging articles demonstrate that Black feminism remains a generative and vibrant site of radical knowledge production. Moreover the authors challenge any existing imperatives that seek to center or recenter Black cisgender and/or Black male experiences as paradigmatic of the Black experience more generally. Although focused on academic Black feminisms, these works self-consciously have praxes-based investments. They demonstrate that the best thinking has an impact on our doing. Taken together, these two issues offer an expansive, though by no means exhaustive, look at some of the most exciting and generative new work within the field of Black feminism and will challenge readers to critically consider the current state and future of Black feminism.
Co-editor (with Hakima Abbas), Mumia and Mass Incarceration Forum, The Feminist Wire (dot com)
With the Mass Incarceration Forum, our goal as forum editors was to use Mumia as a lens through which we could analyze the broader problems with mass incarceration and the global politics that bolster the prison industrial complex. Forum contributors examined the insidious nature of the prison industrial complex by focusing on the experiences of women, the LGBTQI community, and youth (particularly people of color within all of these subgroups). As such we employed the model of intersectional incarceration studies that Mumia (and others) has outlined in his writings and commentaries.
Table of Contents:
“Fire in the Skies”: Introduction to Mumia and Mass Incarceration Forum by Tanisha C. Ford
Martin Luther King, Women and the Movement by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Alternatives to the Present System of Capitalist Injustice by Mumia Abu-Jamal and Angela Y. Davis
10 Facts About the Mumia Abu-Jamal Case by Johanna Fernandez
How Anti-violence Activism Taught Me to Become a Prison Abolitionist by Beth E. Richie
Until the Last One… by Olivia Jones
Long Distance Revolutionary: An Intergenerational Conversation by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Clyde Glumbs, and Jared Gumbs
Ona Move!: A Conversation With Pam and Ramona Africa by Jamila Wilson
How to Build a Prison (a poem) by Quincy Scott Jones
Mumia: Vulnerability and Hope by Jessica Millward
Sunny Days?: Sesame Street and the Politics of Justice by David J. Leonard
Feminists We Love: Andrea J. Ritchie by Tanisha C. Ford
My North Star: How Mumia Abu-Jamal Led Me To Activism by Waldiah Imarisha
Remember by Micol Siegel
Mumia Abu Jamal and My Survival by Gabriel Teodros
Mumia is a Yogi by Jamila Wilson
Trayvon Triptych (a poem) by Qunicy Scott Jones
Silencing the Record: Misrepresentation and Truth in the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal by Johanna Fernandez
Confined Writers and Their Criminal Writings by Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell
Re-Imagining Black Power by Nyle Fort
Mumia an Ironic Icon by Soffiyah Elijah
Schooling the Generations: Education and the Relevance of Mumia Abu-Jamal in Times of Crisis by Christopher M. Tinson
Mumia on Religion, Empire, and Gender by Mark Lewis Taylor
Afterword: A Love Letter to Mumia by Hakima Abbas
Do You Remember Olive Morris Oral History Project
The Remembering Olive Collective (ROC) recorded and transcribed over thirty oral interviews with Black Power and black feminist activists in Britain in order to bring the history of activist Olive Morris and the Black Power movement in Britain to the British public. The interviews are part of the Olive Morris Papers housed at London’s South Lambeth Archive. I co-edited Do You Remember Olive Morris?, a collection of original essays, photographs, and primary documents used to introduce London students to Afro-British history. The book was distributed to public schools in Lambeth borough, which was the epicenter of the movement in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Historical Content Consultant, Inspiring Beauty: 50 years of Ebony Fashion Fair, Chicago History Museum
Relive the experience of the Ebony Fashion Fair in this one-of-a-kind exhibition. Explore its fifty-year history and discover how Eunice Johnson overcame adversity to bring couture fashion to African American communities, while raising millions of dollars for charity. More than sixty garments, including works by Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Stephen Burrows, Yves Saint Laurent, and Patrick Kelly help tell the story of this world-renowned fashion show and its redefinition of American beauty.