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"I knew, not from memory, but from hope, that there were other models by which to live." Weems

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May 2016

Spelman College 129th Commencement

Weekley Cast Bio PageSpelman College held commencement yesterday. Loretta Lynch gave the commencement address. Six years ago today, Detroit Police Officer Joseph Weekley killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones. Now, I fully understand that yesterday, we staged a protest.

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“Either you read or you suffer.”

-Walter Dean Myers

Black Boys:The Height Challenge

“Technically, legally speaking, yes, Trayvon was a child. But most of us don’t think of a five-foot-eleven seventeen-year-old, especially one who clearly punched Zimmerman squarely in the face as a child. Floridians don’t–they send kids younger than that to prison for life without parole sentences in record numbers. Either way, the issue was a distraction, a desperate new last-ditch effort to gain sympathy for ‘the victim’ […]” –Lisa Bloom, Suspicion Nation

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Click here for commentary from black mothers about their misrecognized children.

…and Lisa Bloom sympathizes with Trayvon Martin’s family and their supporters (smh)

This Unholy Sorority of Misery

572a4e1c2200003600255871“Each of Sylvia Maier’s] portraits is rendered against the outline of an American coin, the words “In God We Trust” and “Liberty” etched alongside the name of the child unlawfully killed. The juxtaposition of the nation’s identifiable ideals and the lived reality of discrimination and suffering so many Americans are forced to face is haunting.”

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/artist-honors-the-black-mothers-whove-lost-their-sons-to-police-brutality_us_572a4fa5e4b0bc9cb0458c69

Title: Frank X Walker, “Sorority Meeting” in Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers

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