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IN THE NEWS: AMANDA GORMAN’S GRANDMOTHER BERTHA GAFFNEY GORMAN
12 months ago

IN THE NEWS: AMANDA GORMAN’S GRANDMOTHER BERTHA GAFFNEY GORMAN

Amanda Gorman was named the first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017 and graduated from Harvard last year with a degree in sociology. At just 22 years old, the …
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IN THE NEWS: NO JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: NO JUSTICE FOR TAMIR RICE

On November 22, 2014, Samaria Rice let two of her children go out to play while she prepared dinner. Twelve-year-old Tamir and 14-year-old Tajai went across the street to play …
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IN THE NEWS: CONGRATULATIONS VP KAMALA HARRIS
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: CONGRATULATIONS VP KAMALA HARRIS

Real Black Grandmothers celebrates the powerful impact of the grandmothers that live in and through Kamala Harris- the new VP of the US! She is her paternal great-grandmothers’ – “Miss …
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IN THE NEWS: LESSIE BENNINGFIELD RANDLE
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: LESSIE BENNINGFIELD RANDLE

 

According to Stetson Payne of the Tulsa World newspaper, when Black grandmother Lessie Benningfield Randle turned 105 on Nov. 10, she wanted two things for her birthday.


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RESILIENCE: NOTHING CHANGES UNTIL YOU PERSONALLY MAKE A CHANGE
2 years ago

RESILIENCE: NOTHING CHANGES UNTIL YOU PERSONALLY MAKE A CHANGE

Rapper Kendrick Lamar’s grandmother played a significant role in his life despite her death while he was just a teenager. He raps a verse from the perspective of his grandmother …
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IN THE ARTS: KENDRICK LAMAR
2 years ago

IN THE ARTS: KENDRICK LAMAR

Kendrick Lamar is arguably the most influential hip hop artist of this generation. On June 8th, Kendrick took part in a Compton peace walk supporting Black Lives Matter along with …
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IN THE NEWS: GRANDMOTHER IESHA SEKOU HELPS PAINT BLM ON THE STREETS OF NYC
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: GRANDMOTHER IESHA SEKOU HELPS PAINT BLM ON THE STREETS OF NYC

 

Iesha Sekou is the founder and CEO of Street Corner Resources in Harlem, a nonprofit organization that aims to decrease gun violence in the neighborhood.

Iesha coordinated …
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IN THE NEWS: PROTESTOR LORRAINE BATES “AS LONG AS I’VE GOT MY HEALTH AND MY STRENGTH, I’LL BE OUT HERE EVERY DAY.”
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: PROTESTOR LORRAINE BATES “AS LONG AS I’VE GOT MY HEALTH AND MY STRENGTH, I’LL BE OUT HERE EVERY DAY.”

When Hal Marx, the mayor of Petal, Mississippi learned about the death of George Floyd, he used Twitter to express his personal thoughts on the heinous killing and the political …
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IN THE NEWS: KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS TALKS PROTEST & GRANDMOTHER RAMONA PEEK ROBINSON
2 years 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?
2 years 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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