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Dane Edidi

Dane Figueroa Edidi is an actor, singer, dancer, writer and teacher. She is also the author of “Yemaya’s Daughters.”

Protests require addressing the truth of white aggression

When we continue to teach white aggression as a passive reactionary tool, not a by-productive of racism we are not being truthful.

Activist Lynx Sainte-Marie: Founder of Queer of Gender

I wanted to created a space for racialized folks to share their gender stories and journeys in a way that fights back against the isolation we feel, especially those of us whose queer/trans*ness doesn't fit so neatly into the heavily prescribed gender binary.

Young, gifted and trans: 12 inspirational trans leaders under 30

From the oldest to the youngest, each member offers a unique peek into what makes us essential to the progress of society.

Alessandra Stanley, Shonda Rhimes and ‘Angry Black Women’

The issue is not whether any of Shonda Rhimes’s black characters are “angry black women” but that we don’t have enough black women being portrayed on television.

Violent men like Ray Rice a result of misogyny, slavery and the colonist divide

Making excuses for people like Ray Rice is an act of not only misogyny, but an expression of internalized racial shame, and racism.

Ferguson, Tulsa, trauma and systematic genocide: An open letter to America

WASHINGTON, August 15, 2014 — Dear America, Yesterday I cried, yesterday, I cried like I have not cried in a very long time. I cried not...

Lady Dane speaks with with Katrina Goodlett

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2014 — Katrina Goodlett is more than just a beautiful face, producer and host of The Kitty Bella Show on Blog Talk...

EDIDI: Transness and transition: Reaffirming the journey as a spiritual reality

Trans people have always existed and our ancestors created ceremonies around celebrating and affirming trans roles and identity within the psyche of the trans person.

Tona Brown: Trans woman, mezzo, violinist, trail blazer

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 — Tona Brown is the first Transgender woman to perform at Carnegie Hall. She is also the first African American Transgender...

Leslie Jones: The happy slave narrative and modern day minstrels

Saturday Night Live first received criticism over the lack of black cast members and now people are upset over Leslie Jones' joke about dating and slavery.

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