Posts in category "Bullying"

Endia Martin tragedy: A letter to girls who'd fight (or kill) over a boy

Endia Martin tragedy: A letter to girls who'd fight (or kill) over a boy
My Dear Young Sisters, I sit here at a loss for words regarding the shooting death of 14 year-old Endia Martin (full shot) by her supposedly friend of the same age (whose name is being withheld), over a poot-butt 17 year-old boy. I’m just speechless… sad, hurt and very angry. I bet you are too.... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Trayvon; This mom will never forget. [Video]

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Last year my friend and colleague Darryl Duncan wrote and produced this song and video in honor of Trayvon Martin and countless innocent children killed by violence.You know the story. Trayvon was an unarmed teen gunned down by George Zimmerman, an overzealous neighborhood watch volunteer who was later acquitted of 2nd degree murder and manslaughter... Read more »

Gang fight: Six Against Two

Gang fight: Six Against Two
I was 14 years old. Finished performing at my school talent show. My group was called “Pocketful of Soul” I was feeling light and happy that Spring evening. We won second place. My little Puppy Love, decided to walk me home afterwards. As we crossed the street, we saw a bunch of guys walking towards... Read more »
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From Precious to Predator...or Prey?

From Precious to Predator...or Prey?
Parents, hold your boys close: Black parents, hold your boys closer. In light of Trayvon Martin’s killing, I have reflected on my past challenges and fears of raising my boys and keeping them safe. Many parents have told me it’s so much easier raising boys than girls. I say there are different sets of challenges,... Read more »

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle

The Tough Breaks of Parenting: Break the Negative Cycle
 Break the Cycle   Break the cycle of neglect, lies, fear and disrespect Negative cycles of guilt and regret Cycles of mental, physical, sexual abuse Tobacco and substance use Cycles of superstitions, and nonsense traditions And dreams that don’t come to fruition Cycles of crabs in the barrel And thinking that’s narrow Cycles of self-hate,... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”

Bullied: A Family History, (Part 3 of 3) “Give Bullying the Beatdown”
    This is the final installment in a 3-part series on my family’s history with bullying.  In this post, I give suggestions on how parents and children can fight back. Pay attention to sudden change in behavior. Listen to what your kids say or don’t say. Look for warning signs: Withdrawal, trouble sleeping, anger,... Read more »
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Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"

Bullied: A Family History, Part 2 of 3 "My Son's Story"
  In Part 1,  I shared with you my experiences of being bullied. In Part 2, I’ve written my oldest son’s story. Hopefully our past history will enlighten parents about the seriousness of bullying.  Part 3, will focus on what parents can do about it.   Finding the right school goes wrong My family and... Read more »

Bullied: A Family History (Part 1 of 3)

Bullied: A Family History (Part 1 of 3)
In light of the rash of suicides committed by bullied children as young as nine years old, I felt compelled to address this horrendous issue and offer what parents and students can do about it. But first, I wanted to share my family’s story. We are certainly no strangers to bullying. I’m sure many of... Read more »
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    I pursued a satisfying career in the advertising industry, served as a volunteer mentor and parent educator at my two (now grown up) sons' schools and have actually stayed happily married for over a quarter of a century. However, my most gratifying achievement was raising my sons well. I'm not saying there wasn't a little bit of hell raising going on, but you live and learn. Now I'm passing the knowledge on to you. My goal is to turn these nuggets of wisdom into reference books for parents.

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