a free-spirited Black woman speaks

anon asked: People love and accept free-spirited white women, but not women of other races. Why is this? What has been your experience?

Here’s 54 years of living as a free-spirited Black woman/femme, for better or for worse. Yes, I get dragged for it, but live long enough you won’t care. Just be concerned for and have empathy for others–not just yourself, but also not without yourself.

I also ask this question on occasion, but it’s not as if I don’t already know the answer. We already know why (we, as in Black women/femmes). I never married, had no children, and I have no regrets. Too many of my friends are now divorced or are about to be divorced.

Date, be consistent in monogamy/polyamory but don’t marry unless you just HAVE to marry. Pay your own bills, and make sure he they she pays his/her/their own bills without coming to you.

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal talks with Dr. Shana L. Redmond

Duke Franklin Humanities Institute 9.39K subscribers Who was the first Black movie icon? Many would argue in favor of the unparalleled and unmatched Paul Robeson. Known for his immense presence on the silver screen and his baritone singing voice, Robeson also shook up the status quo of his day as political activist for Civil Rights drawing praise and scrutiny on the world stage. Dr. Shana L. Redmond, Professor of Musicology and African American Studies at UCLA, sits with Prof. Mark Anthony Neal to discuss her latest publication, “Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson,” published by @Duke University Press. You can purchase the book here: https://www.dukeupress.edu/everything… Learn more about Prof. Redmond’s works here: https://drshanaredmond.com/ Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the @Duke Franklin Humanities Institute. New SEASON 11 episode every Thursday! #LEFTofBLACK#JohnHopeFranklin#BlackStudies#season11#blackscholar Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Additional footage & photography used in this episode were produced by the following: Andrea Hansen (Salve Regina University) https://www.newportri.com/article/201… Nell Irvin Painter https://bit.ly/372LS2Q Everett Spruill https://bit.ly/2LjKwrT Esteban del Valle https://bit.ly/37539bK The Paul Robeson Galleries http://paulrobesongalleries.expressne… The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University https://robeson100.rutgers.edu/galler…


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