Jordan Davis

I Don’t Want To Have A Black Son

This Black mom is gripped by fear that having a Black son will someday lead her into picking out a suit for his casket rather than his prom.

– Feb 15, 2017

As Ferguson Prepares For the Anniversary of Mike Brown’s Shooting, a Touching Video Highlights Langston Hughes “Kids Who Die.”

The anniversary of Mike Brown's shooting inspired this reflection on the deaths of children killed at the hands of police and racists, set to the words of Langston Hughes' prophetic anti-lynching poem, "Kids Who Die."

– Aug 7, 2015

My Fourth of July Was No Celebration: Reflecting On What It Means To Be Black and Seek True Freedom

With the tragic Charleston murders still heavy on our hearts, celebrating the Fourth of July was particularly dicey for African Americans who are feeling like freedom is fast disappearing for Black folk.

– Jul 6, 2015

Video of the Texas Cop Attacking Black Children Offers 5 Valuable Lessons For What Kids Should Do In Such Volatile Situations

The chilling video of the Texas cop attacking Black children like some kind of over-caffeinated Meth fiend puts fear into my heart for my Black children—but also provides textbook training for what they should do if ever faced with a similar situation.

– Jun 9, 2015

It Could Have Been Me: When Stupidity Means Death and Other Fears of a Mother

Everyone—Black children included—has the right to make bad choices and mistakes as a teen, and live to tell the tale.

A Heart Cracked Wide Open by Ferguson: My Problem With (What Some Call) Forgiveness

Forgive, yes. But compassion should drive us all to pray for, speak out on behalf of, AND seek justice for those who are regularly treated poorly by anyone. It's what Jesus would do.

Powerless Black Mothers: Protecting Our Sons From Stereotypes, Danger Feels Impossible

This mom is raising three Black sons who love loud music and hoodies. And she's scared to death she won't be able to protect them from the tyranny of stereotypes.

– Apr 15, 2014

Seriously, Can We Stop Calling Cops On Little Black Kids Already?

Omari Grant, 11, had a cop's gun shoved in his face for doing what kids do—which is what happens when adults refuse to acknowledge the humanity of Black children.

– Apr 8, 2014

I’m a Young, Childless Black Woman and I’m Afraid To Have a Black Son

Ultimately all human life is fragile, but the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis show us that the lives of black boys can be disproportionately ephemeral.

– Mar 11, 2014

#DangerousBlackKids Shows the Cuteness—and Humanity—Of Our Babies

In the wake of the Michael Dunn verdict, #DangerousBlackKids is a deliciously brilliant way to show the humanity of African American children.

– Feb 18, 2014