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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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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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