EXTENDED VERSION: Dr. Brittney Cooper: Trump, Obama, Crunk Feminism, and Dating

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Full Body Frequency Episode 214 https://twitter.com/LauraRiceDesign https://www.instagram.com/fullbodyfrequency/ https://www.facebook.com/FULLBODYFREQUENCY/ I’m very excited to have one of my favorite contemporary scholars on Full Body Frequency. She is none other than Brittney Cooper, PhD. Dr. Cooper is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is a Black feminist theorist who specializes in the study of Black women’s intellectual history, Hip Hop generation feminism, and race and gender representation in popular culture. We talk: -Donald Trump’s presidential win -The Electoral College, its function and connection to U.S. slavery -Michael Brown, Ferguson, MO, and how your vote DIRECTLY impacts local and national issues Cooper: -Grades President Obama’s tenure in office She also talks: -Crunk Feminism, http://www.crunkfeministcollective.com/ -Journalist and anti-lynching activist, Ida B. Wells -Political activist and philanthropist, Fannie Lou Hamer -Scholar, civil rights activist and suffragette, Mary Church Terrell -Safety pins -Dating while fat -Self-care Cooper has three forthcoming books including "Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition" which examines the long history of Black women’s thought leadership in the U.S. She is a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective, a popular feminist blog and recently appeared in Henry Louis Gates’ PBS presentation of “Black in America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” In addition to frequent appearances on MSNBC’s All IN with Chris Hayes, she currently writes for Cosmopolitan.com and an archive of her writings can be found on Salon.com. Dr. Brittney Cooper: http://www.brittneycooper.com/ Crunk Feminist Collective: http://www.crunkfeministcollective.com/ Forthcoming books: "Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition" "The Crunk Feminist Collection" (Essays on hip-hop feminism), edited by Brittney C. Cooper, Susana M. Morris, and Robin M. Boylorn: http://www.feministpress.org/books-a-m/the-crunk-feminist-collection "Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women" http://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/68emc6tz9780252040993.html Full Body Frequency is a production of The Power of Voices Radio, Los Angeles, CA, www.thepowerofvoices.com.

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