The Grim Resilience Of The Black Mothers Of Murdered Children

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Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Time Magazine’s cover this week is a strikingly vivid illustration of the acute pain of this moment in time, and the distressingly similar moments that predate this one. The cover, by American painter Titus Kaphar, displays a Black woman holding the shape of an absent child. He actually cut the canvas to achieve the effect. “I paint a Black mother… / eyes closed, / furrowed brow, / holding the contour of her loss,” Kaphar wrote in a poem accompanying the cover. “In her expression, I see the black mothers who are unseen, and rendered helpless in this fury against their babies.”