Trauma and the African-American Woman
The inaugural issue was released in February 2011 and focused on “Trauma and the African-American Woman”. Articles in this issue of Phillis addressed the following topics:
  • Black Women living with HIV/AIDS
  • Phillis Wheatley as a Black Woman Scholar
  • The political activism of Ida B. Wells and the trauma that she endured in her crusade against lynching.
  • The trauma of politics: a feature on Congresswomen Barbara Jordan and Shirley Chisholm
  • The trauma of losing your children to violence
  • The economic trauma Black women in the current recession
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s legacy of political engagement and activism
  • Surviving Hurricane Katrina
  • VOICES: a new section of the journal which features testimonials from Black women on traumatic incidences in their lives.