This man, an African American born to a poor single mother in 1936 in the South, would worry in the last years of his life that he had better life chances when he was growing up than a young man born in the same circumstances would have today.Cory Booker When I started getting so many haters and closed doors, I decided to prove that it could be done.
I had to go to work and Jeffrey was screaming that he didn't want me to.
You have to give yourself permission to let go of the guilt.
But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. Al Sharpton I think being raised by a single mother put me on the outside, and I would watch my mother's married friends and think, ' Why does she put him down in public? ' It seemed to me that there were very few marriages where the couple were genuinely in a supportive, loving partnership.
Cherie Lunghi As a single mother of four, my mother taught me that you always want to show up strong for the moments that really matter with family, friends, and community.
I was a divorced single mother of three at the time and a size 12 - not your typical model artist that labels feel work for the music industry.
Jenni Rivera I had a lot of guilt as a single mother trying to raise a child.
Joanna Cassidy I can't imagine being a single parent or a single parent that doesn't have a lot of money.
That's a big, huge impact on your life and your dynamic and everything - I mean, that's huge.
Sherri Shepherd If I'm doing a story on how a single mother copes in a refugee camp, I'll go to her tent; I'll follow her when she's working, see what her daily life is like, and try to pack that into one composition, with nice light, in one frame. Ben Carson has the most moving personal narrative in modern presidential politics.
His mother, one of 24 children, had only a third-grade education.
I now recognize how her strength helped shape the person I am today and the mother that I have become. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter.