Our Black sons matter : mothers talk about fears, sorrows, and hopes / Mothers talk about fears, sorrows, and hopes edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, and Susan Hadley. - xii, 227 pages ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: For the love of our sons / I. Reflections. -- Black mother/sons / Once white in America / A bottle of Mike Brown and Robin Williams / Dark radiance / Why being the lone Black friend of whites will not protect you / The box / White mama, Black sons / Watching and waiting / The trouble I've seen...and why it matters / Inside/outside / Black and blue : stressing through to dialogue / A Black Jewish boy facing manhood / II. Essays. -- Sacrificial lambs : how many dead bodies is enough? / Reflections of Black motherhood : birthing Black sons / The war within : respect and the predicament of mothering Black sons / A long ways from home? / T.H.U.G. (talented, humanistic, unique, gifted) : anthropology, sentiments, and narratives of Black mothers and sons / A fierce love : the unique process of nurturing, educating, and protecting our Black sons / Through the valley of the shadow of death / Mothers and their Black sons : struggling against fears, sorrows, and hope / Regarding Henry / III. Poems. -- A love poem for Michael Brown / Lamentations from a Black mom / for trayvon / News of you, my son / Death passes twice / IV. Letters. -- Dear William / A letter to CJ / Killing/saving/loving Black boys / Anger / A letter to Dr. King : please keep breathing / A letter to my sons / George Yancy -- Sara Lomax-Reese -- Jane Lazarre -- Shelly Bell -- Becky Thompson and LaMar Delandro -- Noliwe Rooks -- Tracey Reed Armant -- Heather Johnson -- Nicole McJamerson -- Meta G. Carstarphen -- Susan Hadley -- Deborah Binkley-Jackson -- Jane Anna Gordon -- Carol E. Henderson -- Linda D. Tomlinson -- Newtona (Tina) Johnson -- Michele Moody-Adams -- Elisha Oliver -- Tracey McCants Lewis -- Veronica T. Watson -- Blanche Radford Curry -- T. Denean Sharpley Whiting -- Elisheba Johnson -- Dyan Watson -- Treasure Shields Redmond -- Sharyn Skeeter -- Autumn Redcross -- Gretchen Givens Generett -- Regina Sims Wright -- Karsonya Wise Whitehead -- Jacki Lynn Baynks -- Maria del Guadalupe Davidson -- Dawn Herd-Clark.

"Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. From Trayvon Martin to Tamir Rice, the list of young black men who have suffered racial violence continues to grow. Young black people also deal with profound stereotypes and structural barriers. And yet, young black men are often paradoxically revered as icons of cultural cool. Our Black Sons Matter features contributions from women across the racial spectrum who are raising or have raised black sons--whether biologically their sons or not. The book courageously addresses painful trauma, challenges assumptions, and offers insights and hope through the deep bonds between mothers and their children. Both a collective testimony and a collective love letter, Our Black Sons Matter sends the message that black lives matter and speaks with the universal love of all mothers who fear for the lives of their children."--

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African American young men.
African American boys.
Mothers and sons--United States.
African Americans--Family relationships.
Black lives matter movement.

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