"Today comes just two months before I will fight for my son’s legacy in Congress - but it does not make the pain any less," the newly elected congresswoman said.
Hope vs. Hate: What Made The Mothers Of The Movement Speeches Different From Patricia Smith's Speech
Unlike the scene that played out at the RNC where the audience's compassion toward Smith's loss seemed secondary to their outrage and scorn toward Clinton, on Tuesday night at the DNC the audience listened to these mothers.
These black women are powerfully dominating the DNC.
After Baton Rouge, St. Paul, et al, Police Action Has Replaced Lynchings as Most Heinous Fate of Black Males
For the second consecutive day, and for too many times in the last several years, the nation has been transfixed by reports and video of policemen using the shield of their position to administer lethal punishment against Afro-American males.
Jordan Davis' mom offers some words of wisdom for getting through a holiday that may be tough for so many.
Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Tamir Rice, Mike Brown... four young boys, out of so many, who became martyrs for a cause they didn't ask to die for. Four young boys who will never see the age of 21. Four families ripped apart by tragedy. I'm tired of waiting on this proverbial someday, Donny.
“She’s been fighting for a long time with these issues,” Eric Garner's mother said.
"3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets" looks at Davis' life, his death, and the impact his parents want both to have.
"I can’t continue to keep looking in the eyes of all the mothers that I meet [with] no answers on the murders of their children."
"The subject is very radioactive in my world."
This week at a luncheon at 21, the movie's key figures, an evangelical reverend and anti-abortion activist Rob Schenck, and a remarkable grieving mother turned anti-gun activist Lucy McBride, spoke on a panel, raising the film's issue: can you be both pro-gun and pro-life?
What is it to be a Black woman in this country and to contemplate being a parent? It is having so many hopes and dreams, but also nightmares fueled by the daily reminder of the fact that hate and a criminal justice system warped by racism would put my child at risk.
The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.