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Huffington Post

MOBB United mom encourages dialogue, aims to change perception of black boys and men

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September 2017

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The Root

From Fear to Fortitude: One Woman’s Fight for Black Boys a Year Later

This time last year, I was curled up in a ball on my bed, in tears and feeling frustrated, angry and afraid. I was suffering from a condition I coined called “MOBB disorder,” the seemingly irrational fear of a mom of a black boy that he will be unfairly stopped, harassed, brutalized or killed by law enforcement or a person in authority and not make it back home safely.

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July 2017

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Women You Should Know

Mom’s Fight For Black Boys Started With A Single Facebook Post That Inspired A National Movement

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July 2017

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The Clarion Call

Multiple police shootings caught on video sparked the emergence of MOBB United - a nationwide coalition of mothers determined to support each other, while they also protect their black sons from unjustified deadly force.

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March 2017

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Brooklyn Savvy

Host Toni Williams interviews two women making a difference in the way that our boys and men are being perceived.

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February 2017

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iStandtv - Make it Count

Depelsha speaks candidly about the realities and stresses of being a mother of black sons and what M.O.B.B. United is doing to change perceptions, stop the killings, and foster true and lasting change to give their sons hope for life and equality

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September 2016

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Luxe Kurves

MOBB United (Moms Of Black Boys) Is In Full FORMATION!

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Septemper 2016

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Atlanta Black Star

If raising a Black child in America wasn’t hard enough already, imagine the challenge of raising Black sons during a time of increased racial tension, marked by the high-profile shootings of Black men and boys at the hands of police.

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August 2016

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Black Matters

Worried About Your Black Son? Join Moms of Black Boys United

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August 2016

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Madam Noire

Brooklyn Mom Creates Facebook Group, ‘Mothers Of Black Boys’

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July 2016

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Essence

"Unjustified killing of black men and boys by police officers without accountability must stop," said MoBBU founder Depelsha McGruder. "Our sons will not be your reality show. They will not be a hashtag."

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July 2016

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Philly.com

When Depelsha McGruder, 43, of Brooklyn, started a Facebook group called "M.O.B.B. - Mothers of Black Boys" earlier this month, she didn't expect that by the end of July it would grow to include almost 117,000 moms from all over the country, all concerned for their black sons in their interactions with police.

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July 2016

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PIX 11

Brooklyn mother starts Facebook page encouraging other moms to discuss their fears, concern

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July 2016

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The Root

1 Mother Had Enough of Being Afraid for Her Sons, so She Did Something About It

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July 2016

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