Posts Tagged ‘ son ’

The unbearable grief of Black mothers – Vox

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, wipes her eyes during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Stand Your Ground” laws on October 29, 2013, in Washington, DC.Win McNamee/Getty Images

Between Covid-19 and police brutality, the burden of grief is yet another risk to Black mothers’ health.

Source: The unbearable grief of Black mothers – Vox

Emmett Till’s mother opened his casket and sparked the civil rights movement – The Lily

Mamie Till-Mobley weeps at her son’s funeral on Sept. 6, 1955, in Chicago. (Chicago Sun-Times/AP)

She changed history.

Source: – The Lily

Rough Ideas: June 2016 Archives

Throwing Away the Alarm Clock

my father always said, “early to bed and
early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy
and wise.”
it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house
and we were up at dawn to the smell of
coffee, frying bacon and scrambled
eggs.
my father followed this general routine
for a lifetime and died young, broke,
and, I think, not too
wise.
taking note, I rejected his advice and it
became, for me, late to bed and late
to rise.
now, I’m not saying that I’ve conquered
the world but I’ve avoided
numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some
common pitfalls
and have met some strange, wonderful
people
one of who
was
myself-someone my father
never
knew.

– Charles Bukowski

Source: Rough Ideas: June 2016 Archives