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IN THE ARTS: Chris and Louise
5 years ago

IN THE ARTS: Chris and Louise

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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TESTIMONY: SIERRA PAYTON
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: SIERRA PAYTON

“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 …
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TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

“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, …
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Promises to My Unborn Grandson
5 years ago

Promises to My Unborn Grandson

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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.

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TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

“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 …
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TESTIMONY: KIARA STAPLES
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIARA STAPLES

“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 …
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TESTIMONY: JOYCE WELLS JONES
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: JOYCE WELLS JONES

“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 …
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TESTIMONY: LORRAINE LANE
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: LORRAINE LANE

“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, …
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TESTIMONY: TYSHA WIGGINS
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: TYSHA WIGGINS

“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 …
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TESTIMONY: E. NINA JAY
5 years ago

TESTIMONY: E. NINA JAY

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 …
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