Tiempos de la Chica Negra

Nuestro blog, Black Girl Times, ofrece a los creativos negros una plataforma para hablar de sus experiencias y de las de las chicas negras del sur, de las mujeres (en particular, pero no exclusivamente) y de las personas no conformes con el género en el sitio web de The Lighthouse. A través de este proyecto, los creativos utilizan la escritura, la fotografía y otros medios para subrayar la misión de la organización, elevando aún más esas voces en asuntos que van desde la justicia reproductiva hasta la música, la justicia económica y la cultura pop. Además, compartimos información importante para nuestra comunidad y para aquellos, igualmente, privados de derechos. Decimos con orgullo que nuestro objetivo no es dar noticias, ya hay gente que lo hace. Queremos asegurarnos de que la gente de nuestras comunidades sepa cómo las noticias de los medios de comunicación tradicionales afectan a su vida cotidiana.

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Natalie A. Collier

Editor en jefe

LaTanya Lane

Managing Editor

Imani Spencer

Editor digital y en línea

Alexis Hicks

Engagement  Editor

Joecephus Martin

Director creativo

Sirita Render

Lead Graphic Designer

Rose Parkman Marshall

Special Projects Copy Editor

Haile Cole

Editor colaborador

Vernadette Barnes

Sykina Butts

Danielle Buckingham

Jammie Garrett 

Jessiree Jenkins  

Ashlee Kelly

Tysianna Marino 

Perdita Patrice

Ste’Aira Thomas

Colaboradores

Jelisa Harvey

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Personal del Faro

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Keep Watching | October 2021

What’s the scariest thing about this month’s premiers? Saying goodbye to some of our faves Whether you are into Dramedies or Docuseries, there are plenty of binge worthy options this month! From the highly anticipated final season of Insecure on HBO to B.A.P.S hitting Netflix with more nostalgia than we can stand, there's something for everyone to watch...
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Alabama Takes a Bad Example and Makes it Worse

Primarily white GOP lawmakers intend to blow $400 million of their $2.1 billion allotment from the federal pandemic rescue plan to build two 4,000-bed prisons, plus a women’s correctional facility. U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-New York, called the diversion an abuse of funds, claiming it “will particularly harm communities of color who are already disproportionately impacted by over-incarceration and this public health crisis.” Nadler then asked the U.S. treasury department to disrupt the blatant “misuse” of pandemic-related funding by any state, particularly Alabama. 
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Organizations, Unsurprisingly, Push for Human Names for Humans in the Prison System

In this country, names matter. Using the word “inmate” on a wrongfully imprisoned 14-year-old reduces that child to an evil-sounding statistic that deserves everything “it” has coming to “it.” This also holds true when it’s used on a person serving time for possessing a plant that’s legal to possess in many states. That’s the argument...
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Trawling in Silences: Finding My Uncle, From Pandemic-to-Pandemic

It is not lost on me that my uncle died of a virus during a pandemic, nor that I am imagining his life and death while COVID-19 destroys communities of color and lays bare asymmetries that predispose Black, Brown, low-income, dispossessed, and disregarded people to premature death. Like COVID, the AIDS crisis made clear who...
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Who is Desecrating Sharecropper Graves???

Alex Brown, 82, used to live across the road from the old Mt. Calvary M.B. Church graveyard, back before an owner severed the church from its graveyard and moved the building further up the road. Since that time, the disembodied graveyard has slipped away from public notice. This is a surprise considering the place once...
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Welcome to October

Every month The Lighthouse invites writers to reflect on a theme. For October we asked writers to reflect on the Spaces Between: Black Girls and Women in the Worlds We’re In & The Worlds We’re Building. That’s meant thinking about: the spaces between the living and the dead as understood through Black and African spiritualities; the...
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“Lessons Learned” in Sports: Basketball

In my first semester, I am taking a class where we explore Black, College of Charleston (CofC) trailblazers since 1967. Recently, we hosted the second Black player to integrate the CofC men’s basketball team as our guest speaker. While he shared many recollections of his life worthy to be remembered forever, one thing he said...
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Misogynoir in the Workplace

...two things became evident. One: every day, Black women are reporting to professional spaces that treat them with hostility, malice, disregard, and disrespect. Two: I’d been experiencing this kind of violence since I started working as a teenager. Vague reprimands about not smiling enough. A customer saying I had an attitude. Supervisors saying they couldn’t...
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Keep Listening and Learning | September 2021

September is all about Back to School and with this in mind, we’ve been listening to some great podcasts that draw on the Black learners’ experience and the state of education for Black communities. Here are a few you might find interesting too.
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It’s About Racism: Studies Suggest Why White Politicians’ Still Oppose Expanding Medicaid

White Mississippi leaders are digging their heels in on refusing to expand Medicaid in the state, despite the resulting financial fallout and health problems. With a mountain of evidence favoring expansion critics are beginning to look past the opposition’s illogic and seeing something else in all the stubbornness. Some detect the specter of racism.  “I can’t speak to these political leaders or their motivation (for refusing to expand Medicaid)...
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What Language Does Your Hair Speak?

“Kinky”, “Coily,” and “Free to be”. This is something that traces way back in “Our Black Roots” history. A style that can make a statement, no matter the size or shape. Defines a culture with just one take. Day to day, our people struggle to decide if they want to make “the transition”. A transition...
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Keep Watching | September 2021

There are a lot of great shows coming out or starting back up in the month of September. From our favorite Black students at Winchester U to a Black reboot of a 90’s classic, check out these highly melanated shows in the month of September: Blood Brothers- This documentary explores the friendship between Muhammad Ali...
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Greenwashing Britain’s Clean Energy by Polluting Black Mississippi Communities

Those financial benefits are precisely why Black community leaders keep invitations open to potential polluters. The money is still good, despite coming at a cost to African American neighbors. The U.S. Census reports the city of Gloster is more than 80 percent Black. More than half the town’s residents also live below the poverty line. Drax...
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Black Artists, Black Art | September

This month, we are sharing artists whose work unteaches who is at the center of art and culture and offers bold and vivid lessons about Black culture and history. These Black, women artists create works that empower Black women, challenge their viewers, and inspire awe. These works share stories pulled from deep traditions, and in...
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Hoops!

  I’m in my first semester of college – eleven hours away from home – and also a former basketball player and multi-sport athlete. Throughout every phase in my life, I can never seem to abandon the “basketball player” in me. I find myself looking for (and fangirling over) Black women succeeding (and ABSOLUTELY killing...
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