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Kansas City's Black Mothers Are Exhausted With Worry

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Jill Toyoshiba
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The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star reporter Mará Rose Williams with sons Trey and Jordan.

As Black men continue to die at the hands of law enforcement, Black mothers reveal the dread, the worry, and now the anger they live with every day.

If either of Mará Williams' sons are late returning home, anxiety immediately sets in. "I’m wondering: Where is that boy? Did he get into a wreck?" she writes in the Kansas City Star. "Having Black sons should not have to be a burden we bear from the moment they are born."

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