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4colored girls has been on hiatus but stay tuned for weekly posts. In the meantime, here’s a few top stories in colored girl america:

– Florida mom Marissa Alexander has been sentenced to 20 yrs in prison for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. Yes, the same Florida that let a man walk free (and with his gun) after shooting a teenage boy dead. That same Florida. 

– The twitterverse and blogosphere have remained abuzz since the publication of novelist Alice Randall’s NY Times Op-Ed

– CeCe McDonald, a black transgender woman who murdered a white man in self-defense, plead guilty to a lesser charge this week

– over at Ms., I’ve been remembering the L.A. Riots and Latasha Harlins

– Our hearts go out to Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton on this Mother’s Day. Fulton is channeling her grief into activism


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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