Walking Up Mama’s Backbone: She Allowed Me to Question Whiteness

June and Susan Glisson - Mississippi Free Press

When asked once how he went from his dysfunctional, impoverished household with an abusive, alcoholic father to being a Pulitzer Prize-winning author able to purchase a home for his mother outright with the cash from his writing awards, Rick Bragg answered, “I walked up my Mama’s backbone.” I spent a good bit of yesterday searching […]

Honduran Mother Seeks Medical Help for Son in Mississippi Amid Legal Limbo

Carmen Quintero, 21, and her 2-year-old son Miguel (not their real names), left Ocotepeque, Honduras, to begin a dangerous journey through Guatemala and Mexico that ended 22 days later when they reached the southwest border of the United States on June 17, 2019. The risky trip included traveling in the back of several trucks, hoping […]