Weekend Links, Vol. 77: black trans lives matter

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, activism, and Interweb images or memes we have come across. This week’s links highlight our feminist struggles to create new worlds here and now. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links We Like

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the Lorena Borjas Community Fund need support collecting bail for a Black transwoman in an NYC jail. Join their work to support Black trans women fighting for survival

How the clichéd representations in Sense8 reveal failures in global imagination

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book was met with horrific coverage in Holland, replete with blackface illustrations and derogatory language. The lack of accountability from the editors of NRC Handelsbad exposes a particular Dutch commitment to ignore Blackness (and therefore anti-Blackness) within its own borders.

Sesame Street, which was created to help children from low-income families keep up with their peers, is being gentrified.

The interrupters: 5 leaders in the movement for Black lives reflect on disruptions at Bernie Sanders rallies

Dreaming Black love

Living with my mother’s mental illness

On the differences between poverty in Black and white communities

Why white men are unimpressive

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” starring a crafty Black girl is the newest addition to the Marvel Universe

What the United States owes to Puerto Rico (hint: not a prolonged debt crisis)

How people’s misunderstanding of “biological sex” perpetuates transmisogyny

Ten Years Since: a meditation on being Black and alive in New Orleans

“What is the significance of either Sanders of Clinton producing ‘racial justice’ platforms when they remain in a political party that is complicit and invested in the destruction of black neighborhoods…”: why Black voters need to hold politicians accountable. And along a similar vein, why Bernie Sanders can’t save Black people

St. Louis County declared a state of emergency to control protestors congregating on the one-year anniversary of Mike Brown’s murder. Then white militiamen descended on Ferguson to disperse protestors

Miss Major, a Black transwoman, activist, and elder talks about the new Stonewall movie

Afrostream is an incredible alternative for all of us who are fed up with Netflix and want to see Black folks on the screen

MyTransHealth is a new startup that is working to connect people to trans-friendly doctors


Videos We Like

Jay Smooth breaks down the hypocrisy of liberal defenders of Bernie Sanders / impugnment of Black Lives Matter protestors:

This spoof of the upcoming Stonewall movie exposes just how whitewashed it is:


Feminist Tunes

Tokyo Vanity made a video for her new song “That’s My Best Friend” and it’s incredible:

Janelle Monae made a powerful, revamped version of “Hell You Talmbout” to remind everybody to remember the police’s murder victims:

The Kominas, true to their form, created a song to expose the xenophobic paranoia “See Something Say Something” commands induce:

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