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ESSAY: VINTAGE BLACK UPBRINGING

Are we leaving our elderly Black community behind? Senior Editor James R. Sanders recounts his grandmother’s upbringing and love for fashion.

My grandmother (right) and her mother (left)

As a grown child would an elderly parent, she cared for her clothes with sweet sanctimonious reverence — and when she wore them, they cared for her with the same regard. There…

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James R. Sanders

James R. Sanders

Culture + Fashion Journalist. Author of forthcoming, Reparations for Style & Soul. Twitter @JamesRSanders