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Black Kinship Families and the High Cost of Loving

Video stills of Karyne Jones, Rhodena Arnold, Rod Johnson, and Shirley Littlejohn

This video presents three separate conversations between Karyne Jones – the President and CEO of the National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) – and grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. Rhodena Arnold is raising her grandson and her niece and nephew in Chicago, Illinois; Rod Johnson is rearing two of his grandsons in Orlando, Florida; and Shirley Littlejohn is raising three great-grandchildren in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Each caregiver has a different story, different circumstances, and a different perspective to offer, but all three have found that raising their grandchildren leads to both joy and significant challenges.

Click here to watch the full conversations between Ms. Jones and the three grandparents.

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