Category: Memorial

Sisonke Msimang: Tutu’s Passing is a Reminder of the ANC’s Unfinished Business

Tutu’s reconciliation efforts were supposed to be followed by justice for apartheid victims

Beverly Guy-Sheftall: bell hooks’s Trailblazing Critique of “Imperialist White Supremacist Heteropatriarchy”

Working in the tradition of intersectionality and Black radical feminism, hooks’s critiques of “imperialist white supremacist heteropatriarchy” called attention to the interlocking systems of oppression in hopes of eradicating them

Anita Mureithi: Thank you, bell hooks

The feminist icon, who has died aged 69, leaves behind a rich, powerful legacy

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Henry A. Giroux: For Stanley Aronowitz

I will miss you Stanley. Rest in peace, my brother. Fighting the monsters continues until the last breath. I will do my best as you always suggested

Herb Boyd: Bob Moses, Civil Rights legend and mathematician, dead 86

Beaten, shot at, arrested and jailed, none of these acts of terrorism stopped Moses in his fight for equal rights and against the tyranny that kept countless number of Black Americans for exercising their democratic rights

Kayleigh Skinner: ‘May his light continue to guide us’: Civil rights leader Bob Moses dies at 86

“So may his light continue to guide us as we face another wave of Jim Crow laws. His example is more important now than ever…Rest in power Bob.”

Jonah Raskin: What Lawrence Ferlinghetti Means to Me

I will remember him as editor, publisher, poet and painter who invigorated the literary scene in San Francisco and who connected the city and its citizens to the cultures of the world

Sian Cain: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francisco

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Michael Albert: Lydia Sargent, Live Like Her

Death when one is diminished is devastating. Death when one is isolated is shattering. All manner of death is final. Lydia Sargent took her last breath sometime last night. She had been diminished with dementia for what seemed like an eternity but was only a horrid hiccup in a lovely lifetime. She was Covid isolated Read more…

Various Contributors: In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 – 2020

Members and activists who have long memories of his tireless work for empowerment of all residents of the District of Columbia contribute their recollections

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