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IN THE NEWS: ALESIA CANNADY
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: ALESIA CANNADY

Grandmother Alesia Cannady talks to KOMO radio reporter Carleen Johnson about raising her 4-year-old granddaughter Aleiyah. She ends with her poem, “Love is a Tapestry.”

 

 

IN THE NEWS: YOUNG KING RESPONDS TO GRANDMOTHER BECOMING AN ANCESTOR
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: YOUNG KING RESPONDS TO GRANDMOTHER BECOMING AN ANCESTOR

When King’s grandmother died in May 1941, from a fatal heart attack, King was attending a parade without his parents’ permission. Grieved by the death of his beloved “Mama” and …
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IN THE NEWS: GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDKIDS SAY THEY NEED MORE HELP FROM WASHINGTON STATE
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDKIDS SAY THEY NEED MORE HELP FROM WASHINGTON STATE

Journalist Marcus Green explores the politics around why more than 43,000 relatives, usually grandmothers, standing in for parents in Washington state receive inadequate help from the state. Grandmother Alesia Cannady …
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IN THE NEWS: GRANDMOTHER DR. LENA MCLIN IN SURVIVING R. KELLY
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: GRANDMOTHER DR. LENA MCLIN IN SURVIVING R. KELLY

Before they become Black grandmothers they are Black girls- worthy of love, respect, and protection. We stand with Black women and girls, especially those who suffer sexual, physical, verbal, and …
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IN THE ARTS: ELIZABETH CATLETT
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ELIZABETH CATLETT

 

Artist Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012) created a massive amount of work over her lifetime (sculptures, prints). Her granddaughter Naima Mora shared, “It had to …
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RESILIENCE: NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!

By  •  Resilience

Naima Mora’s great-grandmother, Mary Carson Catlett (Elizabeth Catlett’s mother) and great-grandfather John Catlett valued and stressed education. John Catlett was a professor at the Tuskegee Institute. Mary (pictured with her …
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TESTIMONY: NAIMA MORA
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: NAIMA MORA

Naima Mora, talks about the stories she can recollect and those that she wish were documented from her grandmother sculptor Elizabeth Catlett (April 15, 1915-April 2, 2012).

 


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IN THE NEWS: ARETHA FRANKLIN’S GRANDDAUGHTER SHARES RARE VIDEO
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: ARETHA FRANKLIN’S GRANDDAUGHTER SHARES RARE VIDEO

Aretha Franklin’s granddaughter Victorie Franklin shared a video of her grandmother singing Nessun Dorma, which translates as “None shall sleep.”  In 1998, at the 40th Grammys, Aretha sang this aria from the …
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IN THE NEWS: RACHEL PITTMAN FRANKLIN- ARETHA FRANKLIN’S BIG MAMA
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: RACHEL PITTMAN FRANKLIN- ARETHA FRANKLIN’S BIG MAMA

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942-August 16, 2018) was born to C.L. (Clarence LaVaughn) Franklin and Barbara Siggers.  C.L. and Barbara married in 1936. C.L. adopted her infant son, Vaughn …
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IN THE ARTS: BETTER DAYS
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: BETTER DAYS

Silver gray hair neatly combed in place. There were four generations of love on her face. She was so wise, no surprise passed her eyes, She’d seen it all.

I …
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