Mothers on a Mission

Maria Hamilton, Sybrina Fulton and more tackle big issues.

Maria Hamilton Gathers Mothers of Slain Victims to March for Justice - In honor of Mother's Day, BET.com celebrates phenomenal women who were inspired by their children to lead in tackling issues in their communities. ? Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)    Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, founded Mothers for Justice United after her son was shot 14 times by a police officer and killed in April 2014. Hamilton will lead the Million Moms March in D.C. Saturday, May 9, along with other mothers who have lost their sons to police violence. They are taking their demands to the Justice Department.   (Photo: AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

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Maria Hamilton Gathers Mothers of Slain Victims to March for Justice - In honor of Mother's Day, BET.com celebrates phenomenal women who were inspired by their children to lead in tackling issues in their communities. — Natelege Whaley (@Natelege_)  Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, founded Mothers for Justice United after her son was shot 14 times by a police officer and killed in April 2014. Hamilton will lead the Million Moms March in D.C. Saturday, May 9, along with other mothers who have lost their sons to police violence. They are taking their demands to the Justice Department. (Photo: AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

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Sybrina Fulton Continues to Advocate to Reform Gun Laws - Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, has not let her son die in vain. Since his death, she has traveled from rally to rally, colleges all over and the nation's capitol to speak out against Florida's "Stand Your Ground" laws.(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Lucia McBath Fights in Her Son's Memory - "I am still called by the God I serve to walk this out," Lucia McBath, the mother of slain teen Jordan Davis, told The Atlantic. Last year, McBath's determination brought her to Indianapolis, where she joined the Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in reforming gun laws nationally at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting. (Photos from Left: Win McNamee/Getty Images, Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Cleopatra Pendleton Starts Foundation in Daughter's Name - Cleopatra Pendleton and her husband, Nathaniel, have done their best to channel the pain of the loss of their daughter Hadiya, 15, to gun violence in a Chicago park in 2013. Together they have created Hadiya’s Foundation to help provide at-risk youth positive outlets away from the streets. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Constance Malcolm Pushing For Son's Justice - Ramarley Graham's life ended when a NYPD officer shot him dead in his Bronx home in 2012. His mother, Constance Malcolm, continues to fight to get justice for her son, as the cop has not faced trial for the murder. “What happened was a disgrace," Malcolm told BET.com in January 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Angela Benton - Angela Benton, Co-Founder, NewMeAccelerator; CEO, BlackWeb 2.0.(Photo: Courtesy Angela Benton)

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Angela Benton Takes On Technology World - Techpreneuer Angela Benton had her first child at the age of 16. Determined to create a life for herself and her family, Benton graduated high school early and received her college degree in 2004. Several design and technology roles led her to launch two companies of her own: Black Web Media and NewME Accelerator.   (Photo: Courtesy Angela Benton)

Tanya Fields - A mother of five from the Bronx, New York, Tanya Fields is the founder of The BLK Projek, an organization whose mission is to serve women of color in the areas of food justice and public and mental health issues. Fields created a mobile clean energy bus to help her transport food and resources to those in need throughout the Bronx borough.  (Photo: Tanya Fields via Twitter)

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Tanya Fields Tackles Environmental Issues And Empowers Other Mothers - Tanya Fields of the Bronx, New York, was inspired to get involved in environment justice organizations after she and her daughters faced respiratory problems in her new neighborhood. In 2010, she launched The BLK Projek, which helps provide economic development opportunities for marginalized women and youth. (Photo: Tanya Fields via Twitter)

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Diane Latiker Gives Thousands of Youth A Safe Space - Diane Latiker has eight children of her own and is a grandmother as well, but she is also a mother to other youth in Chicago's Roseland community looking for a safe, loving space. Through her nonprofit Kids Off The Block, Latiker has welcomed more than 1,500 kids into her home. She mentors and instills hope back into their lives. (Photo: Courtesy of Diane Latiker)

Karyn Parsons: October 8 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star still looks great at 46.  (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Karyn Parsons Creates Childrens Books About Black History  - After having children, Karyn Parsons, former co-star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, realized there was a lack of children's books that told the lesser known stories of African-American achievement. Parsons looked to solve the problem and launched Sweet Blackberry, a foundation that produces books, DVDs and other media that tells Black history in a fun format for kids to enjoy.(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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