Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United, Inc. and MOBB United for Social Change, Inc. (MUSC) are sister organizations that are dedicated to positively influencing how Black boys and men are perceived and treated by law enforcement and in society. MOBB United is a nationwide coalition of concerned moms of Black sons who represent every race, age, socioeconomic background, marital status and education level. What we share is unconditional love for our Black sons, and we want others to see them through our proud eyes.
As moms, we have seen our sons enter the world innocently, take first steps, learn about love, pursue hopes and dreams, and experience disappointments and pain. Like all moms, we want our SUNS to have a chance to live, learn, and leave their legacies. United, we will protect their rights to do so and help them to survive and thrive.
Founder Depelsha Thomas McGruder -- a mother of two Black sons -- started MOBB United as a friendly Facebook support group in July 2016. Since then, the movement has grown tremendously, giving birth to a national crusade that has instilled hope, empowerment, and an unwavering commitment to take action.
Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. provides information and support for moms of Black sons and promotes positive images of Black boys and men. The organization is dedicated to changing perceptions, encouraging self-care, and fostering understanding of the plight of Black boys and men in America by telling their stories, celebrating their accomplishments, and connecting them to opportunities. The group supports moms by encouraging strong family and community connections and sharing information that empowers them to navigate all of the institutions that interact with, influence, and impact our sons.
MOBB United for Social Change, Inc. (MUSC) is the advocacy arm and sister organization of Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. Its goal is to influence policy at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure that Black boys and men are treated fairly and equitably. MUSC is focused on eradicating harassment, brutality, and unwarranted use of deadly force by law enforcement. We want our sons and law enforcement officers to make it home safely every night.
MOBB United applies a multi-pronged approach that includes media campaigns and storytelling, education and engagement, political and economic empowerment, self-care, strategic partnerships and sustained advocacy and community involvement.