bell hooks, Pathbreaking Black Feminist, Dies at 69

bell hooks, whose incisive, wide-ranging writing on gender and race helped push feminism past its white, middle-class worldview to incorporate the voices of Black and working-class ladies, died on Wednesday at her residence in Berea, Ky. She was 69. Her sister Gwenda Motley stated the trigger was end-stage renal failure. Beginning in 1981 along with