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IN THE NEWS: KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS TALKS PROTEST & GRANDMOTHER RAMONA PEEK ROBINSON
1 year ago

IN THE NEWS: KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS TALKS PROTEST & GRANDMOTHER RAMONA PEEK ROBINSON

Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms talks about her grandmother Ramona Peek Robinson and the ways in which she fuels her fight, her vision, and her commitment to something better. …
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IN THE ARTS: COULD WE PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO THE GRANDMOTHERS?
1 year ago

IN THE ARTS: COULD WE PLEASE GIVE THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO THE GRANDMOTHERS?

Could we please give the police departments to the grandmothers?

Give them the salaries and the pensions and the city vehicles, but make them a fleet of vintage corvettes, jaguars …
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IN THE ARTS: ROSIE LEE TOMPKINS & AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPROVISATIONAL QUILT-MAKING
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ROSIE LEE TOMPKINS & AFRICAN AMERICAN IMPROVISATIONAL QUILT-MAKING

African American improvisational quilt-making is an innovative branch of a medium that reaches back to African textiles and continues to thrive.

New York Times writer Roberta Smith talks about how …
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IN THE NEWS: BLACK GRANDMOTHER TALKS ABOUT LIFE AFTER SURVIVING CORONAVIRUS
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: BLACK GRANDMOTHER TALKS ABOUT LIFE AFTER SURVIVING CORONAVIRUS

Crosscut writer Dorothy Edwards and founder of Women United Alesia Cannady talk in this piece about how Seattle grandmother Sadie Pimpleton was hospitalized with COVID-19 for five days. Sadie says …
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IN THE NEWS: SPIKE LEE TALKS PROTEST & HIS GRANDMOTHER ZIMMIE REATHA SHELTON
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: SPIKE LEE TALKS PROTEST & HIS GRANDMOTHER ZIMMIE REATHA SHELTON

Spike Lee’s late grandmother, Zimmie Reatha Shelton (1906-December 24, 2006) (3rd from left), was an art teacher for 50 years in the state of Georgia. Because of Jim Crow …
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IN THE NEWS: 70-YEAR-OLD BLACK GRANDMOTHER EXPERIENCES POLICE BRUTALITY
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: 70-YEAR-OLD BLACK GRANDMOTHER EXPERIENCES POLICE BRUTALITY

Black grandmothers are more likely than their White counterparts to be victims of police brutality for several reasons: 1) the police are more heavily concentrated in their communities, …
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TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN
2 years ago

TESTIMONY: LASHAWNDA PITTMAN

Real Black Grandmothers Creator and Founder, Dr. LaShawnDa Pittman talks about the importance of preserving Black grandmothers stories.

IN THE NEWS: Grandma’s Hand Face Mask Project
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: Grandma’s Hand Face Mask Project

Alesia Cannady (founder of Women United and the Angel of Hope Play Place) is leading a group of kinship caregivers (primarily grandparents caring for grandchildren) in sewing colorful cloth face …
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IN THE NEWS: Loss on Rockaway Beach
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: Loss on Rockaway Beach

Corina Knolls of the NY Times wrote, “On a Sunday in October, Gabe Rice’s body was discovered near a Brooklyn bay known for the glass bottles that wash …
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RESILIENCE: LIVE YOUR PURPOSE
2 years ago

RESILIENCE: LIVE YOUR PURPOSE

By  •  Resilience

The quilter Rosie Lee Tompkins felt she was an instrument of God and saw her work as an expression of her faith and his designs. She is noted for saying, …
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