Mother Sues Anti-Choice Groups Behind Billboards

By Titania Kumeh | Mother Jones

On Tuesday, New Jersey mother Trisha Fraser announced she’s suing anti-choice groups that used images of her 6-year-old daughter for a race-baiting ad campaign. “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb” proclaimed billboards in New York and Florida that featured a then-4-year-old Anissa Fraser. Controversy over the ad erupted late last year when a billboard first went up near Manhattan’s high-traffic Holland Tunnel. The ad was by the Holland Tunnel for four months before it was taken down following complaints by city officials, Al Sharpton, and Trisha Fraser. But in February 2011, the billboard went up again, this time near a busy intersection in Jacksonville, Florida.

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me, bell hooks, and ms. magazine

The Spring Issue of Ms. is on shelves April 26! In addition to the other wonderful features, check out my feature and interview with  fellow feminist, writer, and cultural critic bell hooks.

toward an intellectual history of black women

Thursday, April 28, 9am – Saturday, April 30, 6pm

Location: 

Columbia University Faculty House
This conference features emerging work on black women’s contributions to black thought, political mobilization, creative work and gender theory. Scholarly Panels, Roundtables, and Keynote delivered by Professor Elizabeth Alexander will focus on black women as intellectuals across a broad geography including Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe. Over a period of three days we aim to piece together a history of black women’s thought and culture that maps the distinctive concerns and historical forces that have shaped black women’s ideas and intellectual activities
For more information, see the conference website