From Fear to Fortitude: One Woman's Fight for Black Boys One Year Later
This time last year, I was curled up in a ball on my bed, in tearsand feeling frustrated, angry and afraid. I was suffering from a condition I coined called “MOBB disorder,” the seemingly irrational...
The MOBB United for Social Change Policy Committee drives advocacy initiatives for our sister organization, MOBB United for Social Change. As a committee, we research policies that impact Black men and boys, identify opportunities to...
MOBB United for Social Change Call Center "The Mighty Rapid Response Team" by Laila
When I joined the MOBB United Call Center, the first thing I realized was the passion and motivation of the Chair of Events and Demonstrations
Crys Baldwin. I bet that will be one of the first things
MOBB United at Essence Woke Mom 2017 Festival
Moms of Black Boys United marks the first in a series of events
to commemorate the organization's 1st anniversary,
with a debut at the 2017 Essence Festival.
by Vanessa McCullers
July 7, 2017 (New Orleans) – Moms of Black Boys United (MOBB United), made its first appearance with great impact at the 2017 Essence Festival. Their booth activation in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was a hub of activity, attracting moms from all over the country looking for a way to help protect their sons, nephews, brothers and husbands from harsh injustices of police brutality, racial profiling and the school-to-prison pipeline. This activation signified the first major step in a series of...
I am the 56-year-old White mom of a Black boy. I can claim many other identities, as can my son, but bear with me for a moment. This is the identity that situates me, in a particular way, in an elementary school in Queens, New York, in the 1960s...
Periodically, I select a mom's post that moved me personally. It may have inspired me or made me laugh, cry, or think differently. The following moms have been recognized with the MOBB to MOBB Award...
From Brooklyn to Baton Rouge, from Atlanta to Minnesota, from Philly to LA, MOBB United moms are stepping out! We are stepping out of the virtual world, that is, and meeting up in person in cities across the country. Amidst selfies and swag and speeches –- and lots of hugs -– we are getting to know each other and our mission...
Kimberley has two Black sons, both with special needs: A. Jay, 11 (pictured left), and Malik, 18. She works for Texas Children’s Health Plan as a Nurse Care Manager, but she volunteers with the MOBB United Special Needs Sub-committee to support any member with a child that has a need that is special -- mental illness, physical disability, emotional concerns, gifted classification, developmental delays, etc. Prior to the development of the MOBB United exclusive community, the Special Needs group communicated in a vibrant Messenger chat. now they have a space all their own. Kimberley also contributes her time and talents when needed on the Communications Committee. MOBB United appreciates Kimberley and all of our volunteers. We need you, too.
She says, “As Black men and boys, they have been a permanent underclass...as Black men and boys with special needs they are preyed upon. Undeserved, misunderstood and passed over. Invisible to society and targeted by law enforcement. I want that to change, I want every son who is different to have a chance at life safely and through their lenses, not the ones we give them.”
How can you support the cause to protect our sons?
Join MOBB United for Social Change: All organization activities are funded through membership dues, store purchases, and donations. We look forward to you joining our mission.
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.