bell hooks, Pioneering Black Feminist Author, Dead at 69

Gloria Jean Watkins wrote under the pen name bell hooks and has been considered one of the leading Black feminist thinkers in the United States [Alex Lozupone/Creative Commons/Wikipedia]
Black feminist author and intellectual bell hooks, whose pioneering work took on new urgency amid the racial justice protests that swept the United States in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, died Wednesday at her home in Berea, Kentucky, her sisters said.

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SOURCE: Reuters – Reporting by Sharon Bernstein, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien