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Black Boy Joy!

By CK LeDaniel

Our sons often are perceived by society and by law enforcement as hyper-masculine, violent, threatening, unemotional, hard, impervious. In fact, they sometimes are encouraged or obliged to be this way. But we moms know them better than that. We know their full range of feelings. We have dried their tears, calmed their fears, and shared their joys – at all ages. We have seen them be vulnerable and gentle and funny. Today, let’s celebrate some of their Black Boy Joy!  Let’s take pleasure in the smiles and giggles and excitement that show the world who they really are when their spirits are free to thrive.


Please enjoy these photos!