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IN THE ARTS: ALICE COLTRANE: THE GRANDMOTHER OF SPIRITUAL JAZZ
4 years ago

IN THE ARTS: ALICE COLTRANE: THE GRANDMOTHER OF SPIRITUAL JAZZ

To those aware of the spiritual jazz genre/movement, the name that usually comes to mind is John Coltrane. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s, jazz music was at …
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RESILIENCE: CULTIVATE RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: CULTIVATE RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL PRACTICES

Resilience is cultivating religious/spiritual practices. They give you something bigger than yourself to believe in and to rely upon.  Not to mention, provide a sense of wonder and magic. Loreli Warren …
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TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: ASHA ALI

AYEEYO MACAAN (SWEET GRANDMOTHER)

“I remember the scorching sun hitting my back while tears strolled down my eyes. I was eight months pregnant and was holding my two boys’ hand …
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TESTIMONY: KARLEE DARRELL RUFFIN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KARLEE DARRELL RUFFIN

My grandmother, Ruth Ruffin (September 3, 1938-), is the daughter of Mable Toney and Wingfield Ruffin. Her grandchildren call her ‘Grandma Ruth’ or ‘Gee Gee’ and she lives in …
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TESTIMONY: MYLES LONG
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: MYLES LONG

“The Life in All Living Things”

My parents were teenagers when I was born. So, my parents and I lived with my grandparents in their home in Seattle, Washington …
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RESILIENCE: STRIVE FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: STRIVE FOR BLACK EXCELLENCE

By  •  Resilience, Work

Resilience is always giving it your best. Erica Haynes-Ferguson’s great-grandmother, Dr. Annie Lee Richardson (March 13, 1918) passed down to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren the motto: “Good, better, best never let …
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TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: KIRSTYN KOREN THOMAS

“The Beautiful Creation of Your Children”

Loreli Warren (August 13, 1938) is my grandma as well as a grandmother to three other grandchildren. She was born and raised in …
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TESTIMONY: SADE VICTORIAN
4 years ago

TESTIMONY: SADE VICTORIAN

“Good, better, best never let it rest until the good becomes better and the better becomes best” these are words of wisdom that has been passed down through many generations. …
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RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN
4 years ago

RESILIENCE: DELIGHT IN THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN

Resilience is appreciating the small things, especially the contagious laughter of children.

Kelly’s association of the sound of laughter with being a grandmother reminds me of something that Nelson Mandela …
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IN THE NEWS: ERIN GREEN
4 years ago

IN THE NEWS: ERIN GREEN

Black grandmothers are vastly underrepresented in all types of media whether in the news, social media, movies, or television shows. It is rare to hear any comments regarding the perspectives …
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