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Happy Black History Month

To the black women who have given us voices on TV. 

To the ones who are loved unequivocally

And the ones who deserved love, but never received it

To the ones we lost too soon

And the ones who are still finding their voice

To the ones who kick ass

And the ones who give us hope for the future

We celebrate the intelligence, beauty, and humanity portrayed on screen and demand more

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“black women were created of
brown sugar and warm honey.
the sweetest thing to bless the earth.
be wary of anyone who tells you otherwise.”

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I fight like a girl. I fight like a girl who refuses to be a victim. I fight like a girl who’s tired of being ignored, humored, beaten or raped. I fight like a girl who’s sick of not being taken seriously. I fight like a girl who’s been pushed too far. I fight like a girl who offers and demands respect. I fight like a girl who has a lifetime of anger, strength, and pride pent up in her girly body. I fight like a girl who fights back. (insp)

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Why aren’t you reading INSEXTS?

INSEXTS explores female sexuality with a Victorian lesbian horror story 

From writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Ariela Kristantina. A dark and haunting tale set in Victorian England, Insexts (styled as “inSEXts”) centers on Lady Bertram, held under the thumb of a boorish and controlling husband, and the love she shares with her maid Mariah.

It isn’t long before their love leads to a bloody and literal rebirth — resulting in the arrival of Mariah and Lady Bertram’s, child and the death of Lady Bertram’s husband — along with gorgeous new wings, and powers for the pair of them.

Rumors swirl around the new lovers, who take to the shadows to hide their child. But they are not the only creatures that haunt the streets — there is something wild out there, carving up young woman, and as the bodies mount, the two attempt to save who they can and keep their secrets in the dark.

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Women of Color in Thriller/Mystery/Fantasy TV Shows!

Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills on Sleepy Hollow
Meagan Tandy as Braeden on Teen Wolf
Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney on Gotham
Angela Bassett as Romana Royale on American Horror Story Hotel
Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett on The Vampire Diaries
KeKe Palmer as Zayday on Scream Queens
Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher on Ash Vs. Evil Dead
Danai Gurira as Michonne on The Walking Dead
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away With Murder
Kelita Smith as Warren on Z Nation

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BLACK WOMEN ON TV, FALL 2015

Miranda Bailey, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Bonnie Bennett, The Vampire Diaries (CW) || Anika Calhoun, Empire (FOX) || Joanne Collins, Heroes Reborn (NBC) || Stephanie Edwards, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Tabitha Galavan, Gotham (ABC) || Daisy Grant, Madam Secretary (CBS) || Rainbow Johnson, Black-ish (ABC) || Annalise Keating, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Cookie Lyon, Empire (FOX) || Bethany Mayfair, Blindspot (NBC) || Abbie Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Jenny Mills, Sleepy Hollow (FOX) || Lanie Parish, Castle (ABC) || Sonja Percy, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) || Margaret Pierce, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) || Olivia Pope, Scandal (ABC) || Michaela Pratt, How to Get Away with Murder (ABC) || Lucca Quinn, The Good Wife (CBS) || Donna Rosewood, Rosewood (FOX) || Pippy Rosewood, Rosewood (FOX) || Ruby, Black-ish (ABC) || Camille Saroyan, Bones (FOX) || Miranda Shaw, Quantico (ABC) || Hayley Shipton, Castle (ABC) || Loretta Wade, NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) || Iris West, The Flash (CW) || Becky Williams, Empire (FOX) || Zayday Williams, Scream Queens (FOX) || Lara Vega, Minority Report (FOX)

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arianagrande: today filled my heart with so much hope !! got to meet many beautiful, passionate people and march alongside my loved ones. the sun came out for us.
we are so much stronger and louder than hatred, ignorance, sexism, racism, agism, homophobia, transphobia, body shaming, slut shaming, prejudice, discrimination of all kinds, patriarchal conditioning and the backwards expectations of what a woman should be!
I’m so proud of / inspired by everyone who marched today and thankful that there are so many people on this planet currently celebrating how brilliant and magical women truly are!
let’s keep our voices loud, passionate & peaceful!
let’s continue being strong for each other and to build each other up!
let us stay connected to our divinity. 🌸♡🌌