Chris Sherrod and Amy Millward were gracious enough to share this photo from a recent shoot. Chris and his grandmother Louise Evans emit such JOY! This photo is everything!
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“Jerome the Snowman” One of my favorite childhood memories is of my nana, Jean Daniels (February 12, 1943-), visiting me in Boston when I was little. She would come … Read More
“Be tired for you!”
I remember my grandmother Warnella Wells (1936-2013) saying towards the end of her life and in the prime of mine when I’d talk about being tired, … Read More
My heartbeat quickened when I heard that my grandson would arrive on or close to my birthday in early April. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with him a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to my unborn grandson.
“Not with my baby!”
This one is from the personal stash (Ph.D. hooding 2011). I was her baby-protected and cared for when my teenage mom had me and thought she … Read More
“Beautiful Black Queen”
My birth made my grandmother, Donna Staples (1956-2005) a young grandmother. When I think about things she said or did that have left … Read More
“Coffee Makes You Black!“
When I was coming up, my grandmother Ida Wells (above) threatened that if I- her high yellow granddaughter (far right)- kept drinking coffee with my … Read More
“Easter in October”
This seemed to be the week from hell, another flight home after a grueling week in Alabama. There has to be more to my life than planes, … Read More
“Ha ha hell!”
Ruby Tyson aka Ru Pearl aka Mom Tyson (1921-2004) was no stranger to a hard life. Her mother’s blindness prompted her aunt Ma Shug to raise … Read More
For Ada Mae Clay (1897-1980)
Real black grandmothers know how to cook the food braid platts in lil black gurlz’ hair lead the family from quiet mountains always aware … Read More
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