Welcome to the first newsletter of Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. (MOBB United)! If you are new to the organization, we are thrilled to have you here! If you have been with us since our beginnings on Facebook last summer, thank you for continuing with us on this journey. In case you're not familiar with our history...
Before I became a mother, I always admired the ability of moms -- of Black and brown boys in particular -- to keep focused and remain calm and positive in the multitude of adverse situations they and their sons encountered. When I'd hear my sisters, cousins, and friends talk about the challenges they faced in the educational system, or hear my older nephews talk about...
Did you know that MOBB United has chapters in various cities across the country? We have sons in every city, and wherever we have sons, we get busy with our advocacy. Advocacy is the biggest part of being a member of MOBB United, and it allows us to achieve...
As moms of Black boys and men, we all know that our sons experience a plethora of injustices. The greatest of these is untimely, unwarranted deaths at the hands of law enforcement. These incidents have taken place over hundreds of years, with little to no accountability.
Wow! I can’t
believe it’s been a whole year since we first connected on Facebook! This
has been a bittersweet journey that started when Depelsha McGruder
decided to create a space for her friends to share concerns and
fears...One thing that we learned about ourselves along the way is that WE ARE WOKE!
Kicking off with the Essence Festival, MOBB United will commemorate our 1st anniversary...
When a Black son is victimized, his mother suffers unimaginable grief, along with others in his immediate family. MOBB United, as his extended family, grieves as well. We grieve with the mother whose son was taken from her. We grieve with his children who will grow up without their father. We grieve...
We are honored to memorialize our SunAngels and to extend our support to you as you grieve the loss of your sons. Moms of Black Boys United, Inc. (MOBB United) was founded out of grief over lost sons not personally known to most of us, but we embrace all of our princes as our own and we share in your sadness as well as your joyful memories.
With the never-ending news of tragedy and heartbreak, do you ever feel like you're walking in circles? Featured Poet Keisha-Gaye Anderson understands and puts into words what we sometimes wish we could.
MOBB United is more than 176,000 moms strong and growing, but we are made exponentially stronger by virtue of our partnerships with others. While ours is a singular focus on the well-being of our Black sons, there are many other groups whose goals overlap and complement our own.
There are so many ways to contribute your talents, passion, and time to the worthy cause of PROTECTING OUR SONS. We certainly could use your help with the newsletter, OR you can volunteer to support MOBB United in a different area.
There are numerous committees that need support: Communications, Health and Wellness, Education and Engagement, Events and Demonstrations, Organizational Development, and Policy.
How can you support the cause to protect our sons?
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*Special thanks to Teri Harris for helping gather and organize photos for this edition.*
MOBB United aims to provide information and support for moms of Black sons while promoting positive images of Black boys and men. Our goal is to influence policy impacting how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement and society.
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Moms of Black Boys United - Ensuring that our SUNs Survive and Thrive
M.O.B.B. United aims to provide information and support for moms of Black sons while promoting positive images of Black boys and men. Our goal is to influence policy impacting how Black boys and men are treated by law enforcement and society.