Black Boys/Men in America: Beware!

                                                          Image from: Urban Daily

If you are a Black woman in America, this is probably a sad time for you. It is for me. In fact, this is probably a sad time for all of Black America. America has shown her true colors again. After serving this country, it saddens me to see a system that speaks “liberty and justice” but does not demonstrate it for all.  This country’s mindset remains with racism. From the days of Rodney King to today, if you are a Black; there is no liberty and justice. And….if you are a Black male; Beware!

I realized I am not alone in my fear. Other Black mothers fear for their Trayvons as I do. What can we do? Not even our country or the system will help us! 

How can we expect more? Our President gets no respect because he is a Black man and referred to as a gun grabbing Nigga!

We have to take matters into our own hands. We need to have constant crucial conversations with our Black Males (The stakes are high, there is a racial divide in America which gives our lives no value):

  1. Pray for protection each day before leaving the house (My spouse & I pray every morning for our children. We ask God to put his protective angels around them and help them to make the right decisions)
  2. Never lie about something that can easily be checked
  3. If at all possible, never travel alone
  4. Choose your friends wisely (be cautious of your friends’ friends)
  5. Always tell a family member where you will be
  6. Always have I.D., insurance, registration, etc.
  7. Make sure your vehicle lights, tail lights, turn signals, etc. is working
  8. Stay away from illegal activities
  9. Never run from the police (they will most likely kill you and it will most likely be justified)
  10. Always be respectful of the police even when they have profiled you
  11. If you find yourself in a similar situation as Trayvon, shout your name and birth date or something unique to you  such as: (I am Mickey Mouse from Disney World). There will be no mistake on who's who.
  12. If you find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation, immediately call the police. If you are on the phone with someone, tell them your location or a landmark and have them call the police.Beware, Beware, Beware because if you are a Black male (boy or man) you are not safe in America!



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