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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.”
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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
2 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
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The Arts: Grandma’s Hands

 

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IN THE NEWS: IN SEATTLE, GRANDMOTHERS RAISING KIDS HAVE TO RELY ON EACH OTHER
2 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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IN THE ARTS: TONI MORRISON’S BELOVED
3 years ago

IN THE ARTS: TONI MORRISON’S BELOVED

In Toni Morrison’s widely-acclaimed novel Beloved, she features a black grandmother who transcends the barriers of time and mortality. Though mainly revealed through flashbacks and a supernatural presence that haunts …
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IN THE NEWS: Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross-The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter
3 years ago

IN THE NEWS: Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross-The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter

“Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the spiritual core of Black Lives Matter and a resilient world in the making. She joins Dr. …
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IN THE ARTS: BUMBLEBEE, YOU SAW BIG MAMA
3 years ago

IN THE ARTS: BUMBLEBEE, YOU SAW BIG MAMA

You saw Big Mama Thornton in her cocktail dresses & cut off boots & in her cowboy hat & man’s suit as she drummed & hollered out the happy hour …
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