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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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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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IN THE NEWS: “As long as I’m breathing, justice will be served for Perry.”
2 years ago

IN THE NEWS: “As long as I’m breathing, justice will be served for Perry.”

George Perry Floyd Jr. was one in a long list of Black men and women killed by police and white vigilantes. On May 25, 2020, Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police.


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IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER’S TONGUE
3 years ago

IN THE ARTS: MY GRANDMOTHER’S TONGUE

Haitian American spoken word artist Melissa Lalin Briye Beauvery grew up in Brooklyn.  All 9 tracks on her cd, My Grandmother’s Tongue, are dedicated to her grandmother.  Melissa grew up surrounded …
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The Arts: Grandma’s Hands
3 years ago

The Arts: Grandma’s Hands

 

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IN THE NEWS: IN SEATTLE, GRANDMOTHERS RAISING KIDS HAVE TO RELY ON EACH OTHER
3 years ago

IN THE NEWS: IN SEATTLE, GRANDMOTHERS RAISING KIDS HAVE TO RELY ON EACH OTHER

“Johnson, Pimpleton and the other grandmothers in Cannady’s group are among the nearly 44,000 Washington grandparents raising their grandchildren. These grandparents are considered kinship caregivers — family members other than the parent …
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