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Depelsha Thomas McGruder

  July 7, 2016

I am starting this group today because I don't know what else to do. I am upset and in tears and living fear every day for my sons who are only seven and four. I cry on every one of their birthdays because I know that each year that they grow, they will be viewed as less innocent and more of a threat to society. This is not normal or fair. I am hoping that we can create a support system for each other -- If nothing else to have a private place to vent --or possibly to evolve into an education and advocacy group. For now, I just need the love and support for my sisters who may be feeling the same way :-( Thank you for joining.

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Depelsha McGruder Original 2017 Facebook Group Post

Depelsha McGruder is Founder and Board Chair of Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. (MOBB United) and M.O.B.B. United for Social Change, Inc. (MUSC). She is a distinguished leader committed to reshaping societal perceptions and policies impacting Black boys and men. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer at the Ford Foundation, Depelsha oversees global finance and operations for 11 offices across the US, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.