A fire consumed the home of the mother who dragged her son away from the Baltimore riots. The family is now homeless.

Cross Post Now, NewsOne Now

Author Ylonda Gault Caviness joined guest host Jeff Johnson on NewsOne Now to discuss her book, Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself. Child, Please is Caviness’s own story of how she realized that all of the “so-called expert advice” didn’t work with her children and how her mother’s […]

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 may not know Toya Graham’s name, but you might remember her pulling her son out of the Baltimore riots on Monday. The proud mother of six talked to reporters on Tuesday about the viral moment. While everyone applauded Graham by naming her “Mother of the Year,” Graham says she didn’t want her only son […]