Cross Post Now, Opinion, Police Brutality

I’m disturbed by the depictions of Toya Graham circulating in news and social media. Going upside her son’s head for throwing rocks into a crowd of Baltimore cops on Monday, she’s been depicted in at least three ways:  as Mom of the Year, as fulfilling stereotypes of the Black mammy, and as a welfare queen […]

You’ve heard from Toya Graham, aka “Mom of the Year” from the Baltimore riots, and now her son is speaking out about his actions and why he’s thankful his mother dragged him away from the crowd. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Graham and her son Michael Singleton give their accounts of the viral moment. Singleton says […]