Grandma

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase.

Inheriting My Grandma's Crèche Keeps Us Connected

Soon I’ll take the crèche out of the back of my closet and arrange it on my bookcase. Someday I hope to pass down the responsibility to my niece. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   12.18.18   |   SHARE
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I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce is to Kwanzaa.

The Year My Grandma Tried (And Failed) To Make Kwanzaa Happen

I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce us to Kwanzaa. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
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"Her minuscule pot brownies made her feel conspiratorial. It gave her a sense of scandal and intrigue that she cherished."

Medical-Ish Pot & My 84-Year-Old Grandma

When my grandmother, who I called Gram, came to live with my parents in the fall of 2015, she was in rough shape — you know, the way that you expect Read...
Mary Kate Miller    |   04.17.17   |   SHARE
Relax. Your elderly relatives are probably pretty cool.

7 Tips For Talking To Grandpa This Holiday Season

Hey, the holidays are coming up, and you’re gonna see some relatives. Whether there’s enough extended fam to fill a stadium, or about three and a Read...
Claire Hopple    |   12.13.16   |   SHARE
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Lest We Never Forget: My Grandfather's Holocaust Story 

I was the last generation fortunate enough to have personally known survivors of the Holocaust. Read...
Tamar Saperstein    |   05.11.15   |   SHARE
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Concrete Roots

In the photograph, my great-grandmother, Margarita Cirigliano, is sitting at a small table on the front porch of the family home in Borough Park, Read...
Catherine Gigante-Brown    |   05.6.15   |   SHARE
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This Week In Pantsuit Politics: Meet The First Trans Woman To Run For Congress In Minnesota

Also this week: the two-women presidential battle in Brazil heats up, and Hillary welcomes a granddaughter. Read...
Nikki Gloudeman   |   10.3.14   |   SHARE

"Swirling" vs. Same Race Relationships — Will We Ever Reach a Post-Race America?

Even in today's progressive era, why do so many people prefer same race relationships...and should it even matter? Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   04.23.14   |   SHARE
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