Sylvia Bennett-Stone lost her 19-year-old daughter, Krystal Joy, to gun violence in 2004.

Honoring the lives of our children who were violently murdered, by supporting communities that are safe for everyone



Mothers of fallen Black children are seldom given the platform to speak up and address the crisis of Black homicide.


Voices of Black Mothers United empowers Black mothers, family members, and community partners to voice their opinions and to heal our communities.

Voices of Black Mothers United is a project of the Woodson Center, a neighborhood development and innovation non-profit that supports leaders and community members to tackle our nation's toughest problems.

Voices of Black Mothers United unifies Black mothers, fathers, and youth (siblings), and faith leaders to work together to end violence in our communities.

Join the national movement today. Find a Voices of Black Mothers United advocacy group close to you. Support this work.

Learn about our grassroots leaders and how they are impacting their communities to bring about change and healing. 

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