Meet Our Staff & Board Members
Empowering The Next Generation of Mamas & Families
Our staff and board include active advocates, organizers, activists, artists, and elected officials who enjoy cultivating and implementing creative strategies that will improve the quality of life of black and indigenous families and families of color (BIPOC). We are a black women-led organization that believes in the power of diversity in the community.
"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.”
- Barbara Jordan
Tyler manages our Canvass Team and works with our Political Director to ensure we connect our mama's with the nations political agenda
“In life two things are certain, time will keep moving forward and one day we will become an ancestor. If we remember these two things in the times of struggle we endure to remind ourselves that each day is a blessing- we can overcome anything” -Aqeela M.
Michigan Deputy Director
As a mother of 4, Aqeela understands the hardships many parents face with poverty, lack of child care, and lack of adequate paid leave.
“I cannot tell the truth about anything unless I confess being a student, growing and learning something new everyday. The more I learn the clearer my view of the world becomes.” -Sonia Sanchez
Grassroots Program Director
As Grassroots Director, Nkenge works to ensure Mothering Justice has informed community impact. Nkenge has an extensive background in community organizing.
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground" - Frederick Douglass
Nicole, the owner of WhitlowBanks LLC, offers her expertise in administrative support services.