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Mother of Unjustly Incarcerated Son Pens Letter Describing a Mother’s Day Without Him

Last year, Brandon Jackson was sentenced to 12 years in prison by an all-white jury after defending himself against a group of white males who’d attacked him. In a passionate, inspiring letter, Fisher discusses what it feels like to spend another Mother’s Day without her son.

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On Mother’s Day: The Would be Superhero who Fears Being an Emotionally Arrested Black Mother

Since I was a little a brown girl, I have always secretly wanted to save the world. Yes, the whole big world. To say the least, I was utterly enthralled with movies like Indian Jones and the last Crusade to the point of obscene dissidence to the 80s generational black-uplift narrative of being a lawyer […]

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I killed my Black Mother and Now I am a Real Black Man: 14 year-old Black Boy Kills Mother?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNI58Qc8pRY 14 year old black boy says: “I want to be one of the big black boys.”  14 year old black boy says: “So, I killed my black mother with a twelve gauge shot gun.” Since when does killing your black mother make you a big boy? I know this is the Black Youth Project […]

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Pariah’s Pariah: A Review, a Critique

*Spoiler Alert* On Friday, Dee Rees’ much lauded independent film, Pariah will expand its release from four theaters to eleven, increasing the opportunity for many to view this incredibly important Focus Features release. Rees’ debut work has deservedly generated a deluge of critical praise, and should at the very least garner a few nominations come award […]

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