bell hooks, Black Feminist Scholar and Intellectual Giant, Has Died

bell hooks, a colossus of Black feminist thought, died on December 15 in her home in Berea, Kentucky. Her writings are foundational to contemporary movements for justice and have opened countless doors in radical thought on race, class, gender, and other forms of oppression. According to her sister, Gwenda Motley, hooks died of renal failure. The author and intellectual was surrounded by friends and family when she passed. She was 69. hook’s seminal works, such as Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism, have blazed a trail for third-wave feminism and intersectionality. Ain’t I A Woman, which was published…