A group of heartbroken mothers gathered to share their stories with T.D. Jakes on Thursday.
The mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Tamir Rice appeared at a taping of the T.D. Jakes Show.
All of the women have endured the loss of their children under controversial circumstances.
“We live with this pain every single day. We have our good days and we have our bad days, but this pain never goes away,” said Sabrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin.
Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Bland said she had questions about the way her daughter died.
On July 10, Bland, 28, was arrested after authorities said she failed to use a turn signal and became combative with a state trooper in Waller County, Texas. She died three days later in what authorities said was a suicide.
“I don’t believe that my daughter took her own life,” said Geneva Reed-Veal, Bland’s mother.
For the first time, Reed-Veal shared Sandra’s last voice message to her sister about moving to Texas.
It was one of the first tapings of a new talk show hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes, best-selling author and pastor of the Dallas, Texas megachurch, The Potter’s House.
Jakes’ newest venture into talk TV is designed to show another side of the hugely popular minister. He promises it will be new kind of daytime TV.
The T.D. Jakes Show premieres Monday, August 17 at 2 p.m. on 11Alive.
SOURCE: 11Alive Staff, WXIA