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Africana Studies


Websites and current news sources

The Root -- "The premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers"

Black Girl Dangerous -- A website that focuses on social justice from the perspective of queer and trans* people of color

Colorlines -- Daily news focused on racial justice

The Grio -- A news site that is "devoted to providing African-Americans with stories and perspectives that appeal to them but are underrepresented in existing national news outlets"

Black Youth Project -- Compiles blog posts and articles by young Black activists

Crunk Feminist Collective -- "A space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without"

The Alternative Press Center's directory of social justice periodicals -- Browsable by category. These periodicals can be searched using the Alternative Press Index database which is available at Smith, UMass, and Amherst College.

Social Media/Current Voices

Ta-Nehisi Coates: List of articles published in The Atlantic, Twitter feed: @tanehisicoates

Mia McKenzie: Website, Twitter feed from Mia's blog, Black Girl Dangerous: @blackgirldanger

D. Watkins: Website, Twitter feed: @dwatkinsworld

Charles M. Blow: List of columns published in the New York Times, Twitter feed: @CharlesMBlow

bell hooks: Twitter feed: @bellhooks

Kimberle Krenshaw: Twitter feed: @sandylocks

Cornel West: Website, Twitter feed: @CornelWest

The Chatterati from The Root -- "Top black hashtags" and The Root's favorite tweets

Library Databases

Springshare's information on Accessibility in Libguides - - MHC Accessibility Barriers Form