FJ on #TheRemix w/ @DrJamesPeterson

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Feminista Jones and professor Brittney Cooper join “The Remix” for a smart, lively and insightful discussion on racism, sexism and why there are often different levels of outrage around violence against black women and black men.

Listen here.

FJ on @Good_and_Terrible Podcast #GoodAndTerrible (#PTBBook)

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I had the wonderful honor of sitting in as a guest on a super dope podcast with two incredibly funny women-of-a-certain-age. Sometimes, you just need to be in the company of your kinfolks to let loose.

I talk about Push The Button, ignorance in social media, and reveal something about me MOST people don’t know.

Check out Good and Terrible for more great shows from this dynamic duo.

FJ in @TIME Magazine RE: Bill #Cosby

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At a recent premier of the new Civil Rights Movement era movie Selma, Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad commented for the first time on the allegations of drugging and sexual assault that have been made against her former co-star and close friend, Bill Cosby. In a brief interview, Rashad said: “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”

I feel for anyone falsely accused of such crimes, as I know that such fabrications can ruin one’s life. I’m incensed, however, when assault victims’ allegations are dismissed outright, particularly by women, and further, women of color. As a black woman and survivor of sexual assault, I struggle with immediately siding with a black man accused of rape simply because of cultural allegiance and respect for his work.

Read more here

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What Kids Think About Police Brutality

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Over the past few months (years, really), we’ve learned of several incidences of unarmed Black Americans being killed by police officers. They were shot, choked, slammed to the ground, etc. In some cases, the police have been indicted with charges related to their deaths, others have not. Some have gone to trial, some have not. Have any been found guilty? My having to ask that speaks to how rare it is for a police officer to be held accountable for killing an unarmed Black person in America.

Officers Wilson, Pantaleo, and Weekley recently evaded justice by either escaping indictment or having charges against them dropped.

The families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Aiyana Stanley-Jones will have no resolution, no justice for the loss of the lives of the people they loved the most.

It took a second grand jury to indict Officer Kendrick, who took the life of Jonathan Ferrell. It took almost two years to indict Officer Servin for destroying Rekia Boyd’s family. The families of Miriam Carey and Ramarley Graham are just… hopeless, left wondering “Why?”

I recently participated in two protests in NYC following the news that a Staten Island Grand Jury decided against indicting Officer Pantaleo, who was seen on camera choking Eric Garner to death.

Today, I had a conversation with my son explaining what mommy was doing and why he had to spend those evenings with his daddy. I told him it wasn’t safe for him to be out there and we talked about my friends who were arrested, what it means to protest, and why it’s important. We talked about Aiyana and Eric.

The following is a recording of the latter part of our conversation. I decided to record it because I could hear my 8 year-old son growing more passionate and angry and I thought it would be worth it to document.

You see, it isn’t that my son represents how all children think about police brutality. It is more about the need to have these kinds of conversations with our children. We need to open up and create safe spaces for children to ask questions and to also learn age-appropriate truths about the world around them. You have to know your kid and I know mine is very much interested in the well-being of others.

Listen here.

 

“Push The Button” #PTBBook — How Can I Buy the Book?

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Thank you all SO much for the initial support of my first novel, Push The Button. I have been overwhelmed by the love shown to my “baby”.

I have some updates on ordering for you!

First, you can order your hardcopy:

Direct from me! You can order your copy directly from me and I will sign ALL copies of #PTBBook ordered from me until 3/31/15!

You can order an unsigned copy here. You’ll get it quicker than if you order directly from me.

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Second, you can instantly download your digital copy 1of 3 ways:

1. You can download directly here and have your copy in minutes.

2. You can order from me, here, and you will receive a personalized email from me with your book file, within 1-2 days.

3. You can buy it from Amazon and have it sent immediately to your Kindle or use n your Kindle App (and if you have Kindle Unlimited, it is FREE).

If you’re interested in bulk sales, I have some fantastic offers for you. Learn more about how you can save when you spend $50 or more or $100 or more.

Want to read interviews and reviews? Here are a few…

Black Love: Get Over ’50 Shades of Grey,’ Read ‘Push the Button’ by Brionna Jimerson On NBC

Feminista Jones’s “Push the Button” is the “Fifty Shades of Grey” Alternative I Needed to Read on XO Jane by Pia Glenn

7 kinky books and movies that are way better than ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on Daily Dot

10 Lusty Works Of Erotic Literature Other Than ‘Fifty Shades’ by Kristen Sollee on Bustle.com

Interview with Maya Francis on Very Smart Bros

Review by Garfield at Real Goes Right

Interview and Review by Allison Granted

Finally, if you’re an independent bookseller and want to work out a consignment arrangement, please email me (info@feministajones.com) for more information.

XOXO,

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