Month: June 2020

“We’re All Anxious Sweetie.” AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 6.17.20

“We’re All Anxious, Sweetie.” The sign said, “Keep your windows rolled up. Pull up slowly to the first table, put your car in park, and wait for instructions.” A masked and energetic man came to the driver’s side of my car and held a printed sign up to my window which read: “Please call me …

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When Grief and Coronavirus Collide: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 6.10.20

When Grief and Coronavirus Collide BY MARY JANE HURLEY BRANT When Grief and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) collide, we feel like we’ll collapse. The Coronavirus is not only serious, it’s a pandemic. Like grief, COVID-19 is powerful, persistent and painful; it makes us fearful. Grief has already made us more vulnerable so this is a rough combination. …

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African-Americans and Grief: AfterTalk Weekly 6.4.20

Editor’s Note: we usually run this during Black History Month, but considering the events of the past week, we thought it worth re-posting. 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 …

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