Corey on the corner of 123rd Street and Malcolm X Blvd. Harlem, New York City.
"Malcolm X Day is on May 19th. I wanted to find a way to honor my culture and history while creating a teachable moment for my son Corey."
"I have to teach him to be fearless, knowledgeable, and kind to others. So this is my first step in teaching him about leaders that look like him. With hopes that he will see himself in their image."
Corey standing in front of the NYPD's 28th Precint in Harlem. The site where Malcolm X rallied a few hundred protesters to march and petition for the release of a man police took into custody and denied medical attention.
"The hardest thing for me as a mom raising a black son in America is hearing stories about police brutality, or racial profiling. I’m so scared of the future of the black man. My job is to prepare him for the world, But how do I prepare him for the harsh experience black men so often have in this country, while simultaneously trying to maintain the happiness and innocence I see in his eyes?"