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Mothers of children killed by cops call for closer look at death of Ramarley Graham

In 2012, 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by NYPD officer Richard Haste inside of his home in the Bronx. He was unarmed, and the officer was not indicted. This past Friday, mothers who lost children to police gathered for a Mother’s Day Rally urging the Justice Department to take a closer look at […]

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Shay-la Taylor Was in Labor While Oklahoma Tornado Destroyed Hospital

Shay-la Taylor endured the unthinkable; the 25 year-old was in labor during the massive Oklahoma tornado!

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Mothers of Young Men Slain by NYPD Call on Artists to Submit Songs for Justice

The Justice Committee has released a video featuring mothers of young men killed by the NYPD, calling on musicians to write and submit lyrics or original songs that demand justice for their families.

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Georgia Police Notify Mother of Son’s Death via FACEBOOK?!

Police chose to inform Georgia mother Anna Lamb-Creasey of her son’s death via Facebook. The message wasn’t even from an official police Facebook account. Due to the confusion, it took 20 days for her to learn the truth about her son’s whereabouts. Horrible.

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Maya Rupert’s “Is Marriage Equality for White People?”

Should Black people care about marriage equality? According to Maya Rupert, THEY SHOULD. What do you think?

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A Message To Black LBGT Youth On National Coming Out Day

The Black Youth Project wishes our readers a wonderful and liberating Coming Out Day. But we also want to make it very clear that all of us – regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status – are on our own journeys. Nobody knows the best time for you to come out BUT YOU.

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A Daughter’s Reflection on Sickness, Intimacy, and her Godmother

When I was a little black girl I would secretly pray to God, the Father, to become sick. You see, when I was sick my non-domestic black mother would cuddle me and become the “ideal mother.” She would busy herself with medicinal concoctions and Vick’s rub. Yes, my mother thought and continues to think; Vick’s […]

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Yo Momma in Black FACE: As seen by certain White Gays

Do you think of your momma or grandma as an “inarticulate black welfare mother with 19 children?” If not you might be surprised to learn that certain–largely white–gays  are paying big bucks to have one of their own dress up in drag and black-face as Shirley Q. Liquor, to be the MAMMY they never had […]

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When a Black Mother takes the Helm: Trisha Fraser is Going to Sue Pro-Life Groups

Standing stalwart face bearing the knowledge of the coming storm with melded limbs of moving muscles sensing the pending fight . . . they dig their feet, their pumps, their gym shoes into the dirt provoking . . . if not downright bear baiting the coming foe . . . yes, things begin to change […]

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Are You My Daughter: A Mother’s Day Yearning

Daughters eased their mothers’ burdens – helping with the spinning, the grinding of grain, and the endless task of looking after baby boys, who were forever peeing into the corners of the tents, no matter what you told them. But the other reason women wanted daughters was to keep their memories alive. Sons did not […]

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