The changing seasons are an apt metaphor to talk about the shedding, withering, and falling away that accompanies the most painful parts of grief. Nnenna Freelon takes us on a walk through the woods to contemplate autumn and the possibility of renewal.
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After 30 years awaiting the death penalty on Ohio's Death Row, Keith LaMar's scheduled 2023 execution date was moved to 2027. 'Here I was, again, being reminded that my days on this earth are numbered, and the only thing I could feel was gratitude.'
Arts & Soul
A wife for nearly 40 years, Nnenna Freelon now wonders what to make of the term widow when she still feels the significance of her marriage well after her husband's death in Black Widow, the final installment in the season of Great Grief, Wailing Women.
Race & Place
The devastating storm that hit New Orleans in 2005 killed nearly 2,000 people and displaced thousands more. For those who survived Hurricane Katrina, the trauma they still carry reveals the long shadow of environmental racism on Black mental health.