Contents and Contributors


Black Women Rising: Double Dutch with a Liberatory Consciousness 

Barbara Love and Valerie Jiggetts


Black Women’s Educational Philosophies and Social Justice Values of the 94 Percent

Stephanie Y. Evans, Andrea D. Domingue, and Tania D. Mitchell

Part I Examining Identity and Theory

Gone Missin’: The Absence of Black Women’s Praxis in Social Justice Theory

Tania D. Mitchell

Social Justice and Luxocracy

Layli Maparyan

When Intersections Collide: Young Black Women Combat Sexism, Racism, & Ageism in Higher Education. 

Eboni N. Turnbow, Sharee L. Myricks, Jaymee Lewis-Flenaugh

Standing (Out)side of the Circle: The Politics of Identity and Leadership in the life of a Black Lesbian Professor

Judy A. Alston

Black Feminist Thought: A Response to White Fragility

Michele D. Smith and Maia Niguel Moore

The Reproduction of the Anti-Black Misogynist Apparatus in U.S. and Latin American Pop Culture

Natasha Howard

Part II Evaluating Foundations and Generations

A Seat at the Table: Mary McLeod Bethune’s Call for the Inclusion of Black Women during World War II

Ashley Robertson Preston

The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree: A Lesson in Social Justice

Katie McCabe and Stephanie Y. Evans

Ain’t Yo’ Mama’s Revolution—Or Maybe It Is: #TakeBackTheFlag and the New Student Activism

Shennette Garrett-Scott and Dominique Scott

We Got A Lot To Be Mad About: A Seat at Solange’s Table

Bettina L. Love and Sarah Abdelaziz

Part III  Positing Pedagogy

Black, Female, and Teaching Social Justice: Transformative Pedagogy for Challenging Times

Robin Brooks 

Moments in the Danger Zone: Encountering “Non-racist”, “Non-racial”, “Non-color-seeing”, Do-gooders

Michelle R. Dunlap, Christina Burrell, and Penney Jade Beaubrun

And the Tree is NOT ALWAYS Happy!: A Black Woman Authentically Leading and Teaching Social Justice in Higher Education

Colette M. Taylor

Effectively Teaching the One Course on Race and Culture: Critical Explorations from a Black Woman Social Justice Teacher Educator

Keffrelyn D. Brown

Social Conceptions and the Angst of Mentoring Women of Diverse Backgrounds in Higher Education

Brenda L. H. Marina

Part IV Reinforcing Activism and Community Building

The Experiences of College-Aged Black Women Engaged in Race-Based Activism

Cherjanét D. Lenzy

Storytelling: Advising Black Women Student Leaders in White Spaces

Lydia Washington

Reflections on Moving Theory to Praxis: Dialectical Engagements of Black Women Faculty in an Urban High School Space

Chrystal A. George Mwangi and Keisha L. Green

Scholarly Personal Narrative of an Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer: A Primer for Municipality Leaders

Malika Carter

After Words

The Dialectic of Radical Black Feminism

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

For Black Women Who Educate for Social Justice & Put Their Time, Lives, and Spirits on the Line

Rhonda Y. Williams

Concluding Thoughts: Black Women Educators, Healing History, and Developing a Sustainable Social Justice Practice 

Andrea D. Domingue and Stephanie Y. Evans