Say Their Names

Today is Mother’s Day. For many it’s a time of celebration, but for many black Mothers it is their 911. It is the day their hearts are filled with sadness for the lives of their children unjustly taken away. Let us in black community stand together in solidarity with the grieving mothers. Let their children’s death not be in vain. Today and every Mother’s Day, let us say their names.

Say Their Names

Amaud Aubrey (25)
Tamir Rice (12)
Oscar Grant (22)
Samuel David Mallard (19)
Antwon Rose (13)
Stephon Clark (22)
Sean Reed (21)
Ariane McCree (28)
Darius Tarver (23)
Kwame KK Jones (17)
De’von Bailey (19)
Christopher Whitfield (31)
Anthony Hill (26)
Jamarion Robinson (20) Shot 76 times
Gregory Hill Jr. (30)
JaQuavion Slaton (20)
Ryan Twyman (24)
Brandon Webber (20) Shot 20 times
Jimmy Atchison(21)
Willie McCoy (20) Shot 25 times
Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford (22)
Jemel Roberson (26)
DeAndre Ballard (23)
Robert Lawrence White (41)
Anthony Lamar Smith (24)
Ramarley Graham (18)
Wendell Allen (20)
Kendrec McDade (19)
Larry Jackson Jr. (32)
Jonathan Ferrell (24)
Jordan Baker (26)
Victor White (22)
Dontre Hamilton (31)
Eric Garner (43)
Jamee Johnson (22)
Michael Dean (28)
Miles Hall (23)
William Green   
Trayvon Martin (17)
Michael Brown (18)
Terrance Franklin (22)
Botham Jean (26)
Ezell Ford (25)
Dante Parker (36)
Kajieme Powell (25)
Laquan McDonald (17)
Akai Gurley (28)
Rumain Brisbon (34)
Jerame Reid (36)
Charly Keunang (43)
Tony Robinson (19)
Walter Scott (50)
Freddie Gray (25)
Brendon Glenn (29)
Samuel DuBose (43)
Christian Taylor (19)
Jamar Clark (24)
Mario Wood (26)
Quintonio LeGrier (19)
Gregory Gunn (58)
Akiel Denkins (24)
Alton Sterling (37)
Philando Castile (32)
Terrence Sterling (31)
Terrence Crutcher (40)
Jordon Edwards (15)
Stephon Clark (22) Shot 20 times
Danny Ray Thomas (34)
DeJuan Guillory (27)
Patrick Harmon (50)
Maurice Granton (24)
Julius Johnson (23)              

In a civilized society we cannot continue to make excuses for the deaths of unarmed black men. Every citizen has the right to life irrespective of skin color. Every mother deserves to experience joy on Mother’s Day.

4 thoughts on “Say Their Names”

  1. I need a “sad” or a “mad” button. Can’t click “like” on this terrible set of facts. It’s a travesty! What can we do? This cannot continue!!

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    1. It is Jan. Even though my day was well spent. I could not help wondering how these mothers were feeling knowing that their children were gone. There is no great pain for a mother than to have to bury her child. I hope the day comes when this will end.
      We have to fight for change.

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