February 2019

Black History Month Grief Poem

[Editor’s Note: in honor of Black History Month, AfterTalk will be devoting  AfterTalk Inspirationals to grieving in the African-American community] A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon – Poem by Gwendolyn Brooks The murder of Emmett Till in 1955, and the subsequent acquittal of his murderers and public viewings of …

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African-Americans and Grief

A Grief Observed From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, the power and pain of Black mourning. BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH June 22, 2017 Mamie Till-Mobley wrote her memoir, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, in 2003, the same year she died of heart failure, and 47 years after the lynching of her son, …

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Just in Case –Contingency Planning: AfterTalk Inspirational 2.14.19

Just in Case – Contingency planning Editor’s Note: I thought this fascinating article by Tianna Rooney has broad application to grieving, and especially those facing the imminent loss of a loved one. LL By Tianna Rooney, LMFT, PhD Contingency planning is an undeniably useful life skill. Any reputable financial adviser could write this article with …

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