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Toya Graham, the mother caught on video smacking around her 16-year-old son during the Baltimore uprising was hailed by many as "Mother of the Year." Activist Michaela Angela Davis writes, "It's a sad day when a traumatized, terrorized, desperate mother beating and cursing her child becomes 'mom of the year.'
Is Toya Graham, this mother of six, a hero...or is she an abuser? Was this an act of love...or abuse? Was this tough love, or something else? Do black single mothers have a license to beat and brutalize their sons to prevent them from becoming a statistic?
What about the mothers who yank, slap, punch their little black boys, do they deserve praise for "keeping their boys in line"?
Jackie Credle, a mother of two, says she was once the angry mother raising a son. She now regrets beating her son. Jackie shares her story, raw, uncut, honest real talk on She Struts Radio, Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 6:30pm ET as we continue our month-long conversation about mothering.
I'm your grateful host, DeBora M. Ricks. Please visit my website at www.DeBoraRicks.com
Have you heard of the TED Talks series? The inspirational talks have grown into a popular video series and can be an incredible resource for those looking to expand their horizons on topics they may not already be familiar with or learn a different side to a story they think that they already know. According to their website, “TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. ”
In November 2014, a group of women known as The Lady Lifers took to the TEDx stage inside Muncy State Prison to sing about their experiences. These women have all been sentenced to life in prison and in Pennsylvania there is no chance at parole. Of the ten women who make up The Lady Lifers, many have been incarcerated for well over twenty years, and inmate Trina Garnett has been in prison since she was fourteen years old. After their powerful song, the women who have been primarily known by their inmate numbers definitively state their names and declare, “This is not my home.”
The Washington Post recently made the argument
mothers in prison
from childhood through adulthood.
Women in Recovery
children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crime, and girls are more likely to become pregnant as teens.
– Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor. In 2011, 12 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, compared to 44 percent of children in mother-only families.
There is significantly more drug use among children who do not live with their mother and father.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.”
Data from three waves of the Fragile Families Study (N= 2,111) was used to examine the prevalence and effects of mothers’ relationship changes between birth and age 3 on their children’s well being. Children born to single mothers show higher levels of aggressive behavior than children born to married mothers. Living in a single-mother household is equivalent to experiencing 5.25 partnership transitions.
Children in grades 7-12 who have lived with at least one biological parent, youth that experienced divorce, separation, or nonFather involvement in schools is associated with the higher likelihood of a student getting mostly A’s. This was true for fathers in biological parent families, for stepfathers, and for fathers heading single-parent families.union birth reported lower grade point averages than those who have always lived with both biological parents.
Father involvement in schools is associated with the higher likelihood of a student getting mostly A’s. This was true for fathers in biological parent families, for stepfathers, and for fathers heading single-parent families.
Friday, MAY 29TH at 5:30 pm CST, MADAM COACH, will air last segment as she talks with inspiring women in roles of Motherhood, Sisterhood, and sacred Womanhood. The hope is to offer others opportunities to gain insights and lessons to navigate one's life to evolve, and connect with God's Plan for their own spiritual path. Her guest will be Ms Anne Lee, Spiritual Mother, School Teacher, and true woman of God.
The 2nd half of the show Madam Coach unveils NEW action plan to discuss upcoming "Divine Women Empowerment Summit" Retreat. A two day/one night retreat, shared with 6-15 women only to join together and honor each others divine gifts aligned with God's Feminine Aspect, the Goddess Trinity.
This my "Call-To-Action" for all women to join US in "Oneness".
American history is thievery, greed, control and racism. America was stolen from Indians. White men migrated to America for new lives. Wealthy White men owned their mothers, their sisters, all people, places and things. Labor to build America was the results of White men stealing Africans from Africa and bringing them to America to work for no wages. The use of Africans became an industry and the greed of wealthy White men resulted in breeding of Africans as cattle was breeded to meet the demands for food and labor. In order to control Africans, wealthy White men hired poor overseers to stand watch by night and day. Overseers were given full control over Africans, as long as the life of the African wasn't taken without say so of the wealthy White man. Africans were sold on auction blocks, splitting up families. Africans were killed by Whites and it was less of a crime than killing an animal. Africans never gave up hope of freedom, and when government freed Africans, Black code laws were created so wealthy White men could keep free labor. Lock up Africans for any reason and have them serve time on plantations for no pay for years. Racism became the will of White men as a tool to hold back Blacks.
Today we have to learn how to celebrate the differences of mothers and the things that we going through on a daily journey
there are times when we can establish a dry spot every know and then but there is a reason why all this occurs today and one reason is because we don't celebrate the journey or the lifestyle of women today
we as women today live through a journey and we have to learn how to celebrate each other in the journey we don't life through enough life to wait until we die to celebrate there journey today
there are times we don't have enough patience to lift the person up and do the necessary things in life today. . .
Mothers do so much so those of you who connected with me thank you and for those who didn't well go and listen
to the archives and things will change for you in due time
Mothers need to be celebrated not tolorated on a day to day basis. .
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Tonight 8:00-10 EST Listen LIVE! at www.planetgreentrees.com or call in 347-326-9626
Hosted by attorney Michael Komorn from Komorn Law and Chad from Birmingham Compassion
Contributions from Rick Thompson from The Compassion Chronicles, Jamie Lowell from The 3rd Coast Compassion Center.
This last week has been busy and we plan to talk about all of it.
Tuesday along with Michigan Mothers United, Steve Miller and 2 Victim clients we testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the forfeiture bills, we will be discussing that event.
Wednesday along with several other outstanding testimonies, had the opportunity to speak and encourage the new conditions panel to recommend autism as a new condition for the MMMA program.
.Leap representative, retired detective and Gulf war veteran Steve Miller.
Rick with the News
Michael's rant, news, current events and more!
Oh on last night in the International Womens Convention of the Church of God in Christ Inc. Our National Supervisor of Women Mother Williw Mae Rivers SHUT THE HOUSE DOWN! The Holiness Lifestyle has been laid aside....Dress code....Identity Crisis....No teachings....No training....Is this to satisfy the Leader or GOD...Oh boy Let's talk about it!!
7 Moons And A MIC
The Queens will be blazing the MIC and sharing part of their life story not only as women and poets but also as mothers. Let's take time to celebrate them and all that they do daily.
Are you looking for the ultimate natural cleanse? At 8p ET/7p CT Wednesday, May 27, 2015, dial 347-850-8486 for the best and worst body detox practices for lasting health at the physical and cellular levels.
So much information exists among grandmothers, mothers, well-intentioned nosy neighbors and best friends about which foods are healthier and which products are better at cleansing the body of toxins. Tonight's Root Cause Radio guest is acupunturist, doctor of Asian medicine, and licensed symptometrist, Dr. Charlie Abbott of Symptometry of North Carolina, LLC. separates fact from ficton to give you the upper hand on natural health.
Nearly 70% of all African American infants are born to unwed mothers. Crime is rampant; it's projected that 28% of all African American males will be incarcerated in their lifetime. And then there's high unemployment, drug use, poverty, and deficiencies in education.