The political struggle of Black Women

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Excerpts of The Million Woman March
By Merle Africa, Political Prisoner/MOVE 9, First Day, issue 15, [December 1997]. Everybody here at the prison was excited about and impressed with the amount of women who attended the March and all it stood for. The Million Woman March showed that we *can* come together for a common cause when necessary, regardless of the skepticism that it would be successful.
Flexing their muscles: March organizers blast Lynne, plan black-power rally
By Myung Oak Kim, Staff Writer, Philly Daily News, 21 January 1998. Leaders of the Million Woman March yesterday joined the campaign against District Attorney Lynne Abraham with a demonstration outside her office and calls for resurrecting a black power conference.
Why Women's Liberation is Important to Black Women
By Maxine Williams, The Militant, 3 July 1970. Critique of the projet to reconstruct the stable Black family as a solution for social ills. The myth of the ‘matriarchal’ structure of the Black family that contributed to the ‘emasculation’ of the Black man. Black family structure. The attack on women's status. Many Black women have not yet developed a feminist consciousness and see their problem mainly as one of national oppression.
Take a Good Look at Our Problems
By Pamela Newman, The Militant, 30 October 1970. The need for the women of the black nation to have a liberation movement of women as part of the movement for the total liberation of Black people.
Black Feminist Thought in the Matrix of Domination
From Patricia Hill Collins’s book, Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990). The existence of Afrocentric feminist thought suggests that there is always choice, and power to act. Viewing the world as one in the making raises the issue of individual responsibility for bringing about change.
Shambhala Sun, January 1998. Interview between Maya Angelou and bell hooks. Aesthetics and racial identity; the importance of being cosmopolitan.
Evil? Yes! Lesser? No! Clinton Is No Friend to Black and Women Workers
Editorial from Challenge, 4 October 1998. When bosses fight among themselves, it would be a deadly mistake for the working class to take sides. Most black, Latin, Asian, and women's mass organizations are pretty solidly allied with pro-Clinton sectors of the ruling class. These bosses' flunkies misrepresent the attacks on Clinton as assaults by right wing extremists on a President who has been a friend of minority and women workers.