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Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

During this climate of heightened racially motivated incidents and folks feeling emboldened by the recent election of President-elect Donald Trump, I feel the need to repost this blog from 2015. Absolutely nothing has changed but people are feeling more boldly about the disregard of black and brown lives.

Dru Ealons

A few of the cherished pictures of my son! A few of the cherished pictures of my son!

With the recent “death by cop” news on South Carolinian Walter Scott, I am reminded of one of my previous blog posts – Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers. In that post, I focused more about starting a social media campaign to raise awareness. However, today I want to ask the question, who will protect my handsome, brilliant son? This question burns deep within about all black boys/men and girls/women.

I, like lots of mothers and fathers, feel my son is handsome and brilliant! Everywhere I go with my little guy, there are always nonstop compliments that validate his handsomeness and his brilliance, from all ethnicities. But what is painfully clear, the older my son gets the more society will fear him and believe him to be a threat, based solely on the color of his skin. His smooth…

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Republican Party: You Created Trump!

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It is very interesting to note that the Republican Party is in a tizzy trying to figure out how to keep Donald J. Trump from completely destroying them! Many of my Republican friends were adamant that he wouldn’t be their nominee. They kept saying wait until the Fall when it gets closer to the primaries. They said he would flame out. They said he was a joke. Well, I guess the jokes on them! It seems as if he is at the very minimum maintaining his lead. Now, they want to do something to take him down. Oh well Republicans, you are the blame as you created Trump or any other racist, misogynist, xenophobic presidential candidate.

For years, mainstream Republicans have said things with “a wink and a nod” that were veiled in racism and sexism. Some of the policies promoted like voter ID laws, going after Planned Parenthood are…

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Comcast’s XFINITY X1 is BOSS!

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to check out Comcast’s upgraded platform, XFINITY X1 and it was BOSS!  The experience seriously gave me something to think about…like possibly switching from Verizon FIOS back to Comcast.  Here’s why. The XFINITY X1 Entertainment operating system has so many awesome features at your fingertips.  One… Continue reading Comcast’s XFINITY X1 is BOSS!

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Ben Carson + Rap Ad = ZERO

I am pissed. Insulted. Exasperated. Horrified. Totally outdone.  The audacity of Dr. Ben Carson to either be used or allowed himself and black people to be made a mockery of during this presidential campaign by making a trifling, low budget rap ad is a new low, even for him.  I just can’t comprehend through all… Continue reading Ben Carson + Rap Ad = ZERO

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Appreciate the Little Things!

Yesterday morning I woke up with an overflowing grateful heart determined to focus on the little things, or better the "little" blessings.  As I'm writing this, I am laughing to myself that I have the audacity to size up any blessings that God bestows upon me.  However, I recognize that is how the world operates,… Continue reading Appreciate the Little Things!

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Chevy Impala LTZ ~Surprisingly Impressive!

A couple of weeks ago, Chevrolet and OnStar provided my family with the opportunity to test out the Impala LTZ.  I was amazingly pleased with driving this red beauty!  Believe me, I do not usually favor red cars, but this Impala exterior color was stunning!  As we drove around town, heads turned and people would… Continue reading Chevy Impala LTZ ~Surprisingly Impressive!

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Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers!

My heart is so very heavy. As I’m watching things unfold in #Ferguson and reading all the social media posts, the intensity to do something grows stronger. For now, I am reposting this entry as it is still relevant in this moment.

Dru Ealons

IMG_4380A black male is killed every 28 hours in this country by police or vigilantes, according to a recent study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. So many black males have lost their lives due to laws, such as “Stand Your Ground”, black on black crime, or at the hands of police officers whose primary duty is to protect and serve.  In fact, in the past month, Michael Brown (Ferguson, MO), Eric Garner (Staten Island, NY), John Crawford (OH), Ezell Ford (Los Angeles) and Dante Parker (CA) by white police officers…and many more whose names we do not know.

The truth of the matter is, I know as the mother of a black male, it doesn’t matter how much we have invested in his upbringing, his education, his environment and his experiences due to implicit or explicit biases, he will be viewed as a threat as he enters manhood.  It…

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