Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

A letter to my son…

Dear Maxwell: My heart hurts. It aches with the agony of knowing that no matter how much I try, your life could end needlessly just based on the color of your skin.  The complexion of your skin in this day and time labels you as a threat.  It places an unwarranted target on your back… Continue reading A letter to my son…

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant 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… Continue reading Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

On My Heart - Current Affairs

Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers!

A 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… Continue reading Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers!