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Beyonce Gets Award for Outstanding Journalism, No Kidding

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackLikeMoi.com It appears that fame can achieve almost anything.  This fact is proven clearly by the decision of the New York Association of Black Journalists to give a writing award to Beyonce Knowles on May 15 of this year.  Bey is being rewarded for her article “Eat, Play, Love,” which appeared in Essence in 2010. [adrotate group=”4″] In the article, Beyonce describes the “tiny moments,” traveling with…


Kirsten West Savali: Embracing Black Feminism: “Ain’t I A Woman?”

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    [adrotate group=”4″] By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World During my childhood in the Deep South — surrounded by antebellum homes, plantations and the residual psychological, physiological and emotional damage of slavery — being called a “woman” was almost considered an insult.  “Woman” implied something basic, crude, unfinished — a woman was nothing if she wasn’t a “lady.” A “lady” understood the pivotal role she played in the…

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