My daughter showed me this clip. It’s a message from a mom and all moms will appreciate.
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If you are familiar with gospel music you have heard music by James Fortune. He is being sued for abusing his stepson ten years ago. Fortune held the then 4 year old in a scaldiing hot bath that has left the child permently disfigure. His wife is also being sued. As I read the linked story I was saddened by the horrific actions fortune took, but even more appalling is the mother allowing this man abuse her child.
Toddlers and Tiaras is a popular show on the The Learning Channel. Young girls strut their stuff in the girls pageant world. What struck me about this clip is that a little boy is yearning to be a part of this world and his mother seems perfectly fine with it. In fact she refers to him as her little diva. Watch the clip and tell me what you think. http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/toddlers-tiaras-better-than-the-girls.html#mkcpgn=snag1
Over the weekend funeral services were held for Phylicia Barnes in Georgia. Barnes came to Baltimore for Christmas break and disappeared on December 28th. Her body was found in a Maryland river on April 22nd. The Baltimore Police Department worked very hard trying to find Barnes and solve the mystery of her disappearance. They tried to get the national media involved but her story got some network coverage, but not the kind devoted to other teenage girls that disappear. One such teenage was Natalie Holloway. She went missing 2005 while vacationing in Aruba. Her story was all over. Every network covered it on a daily basis. This morning Holloway’s mother was being intervieiwed regarding a book she has written. They introduced her by saying she had kept her daughter’s name in the news. That is untrue. The media kept Holloway’s name in the news, and sadly that same courtesy was not extended to Barnes.
Most of you have probably seen the public service announcement that says “it does get better.” The commercials are meant to encourage young people that in spite of their circumstances in some cases they are being bullied, but “it does get better”. The PSA is designed to let them know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not an oncoming train. As I approach Mother’s Day I want to use the same phrase. For those of you who lost your mother recently “it does get better”. Right now the tears are fresh, and they sting, but time does truly heal and you will smile again. For those of you who lost your mother years ago like me “it does get better”. You can reflect on the good memories. Yes, there is still pain and you wish your mother was with you as you walk your journey, but know that her spirit still lives, and take comfort in the fact that you will see her again. For those of you, who might not have had the best relationship with your mother, know you can move on and “it does get better.” So today I thank God for my wonderful mother, and I thank her for raising me and shaping me into the person I am today. I am proud of how she lived and I pray that she would be proud of how I am living. Happy Mother’s Day to all.
Kelly Williams Bolar broke the law. She sent her children to a school near her father’s home which was not their zoned school. This happens everyday but rarely is someone sentenced to jail time. Bolar has to serve 10 days in jail and she will be on probation for 2 years. The real crime here is why are some schools in this country sub-standard? Tell me what you think.
From Associated Press: An 18-month-old South Carolina boy is in critical condition after authorities say he was hanged by his ankles in a closet and repeatedly beaten by three teenagers. Multiple media outlets report that the three teens, ages 14, 15 and 16, are accused of abusing Louis Wright of Charleston. The child’s mother, Shakera Wright, has also been charged with allowing the beating to occur. Police were called to a hospital Tuesday when the mother brought Louis in with face swelling, fractured ribs, bruises and lacerations to his spleen, liver and pancreas. She told a social worker the teens “play-wrestled” with the boy Monday. She said they hit her son until she told them to stop. Arrest warrants say the oldest teen admitted the abuse, calling it wrestling.” Why? That is the only question. What mother would allow her child to be subjected to this kind of cruelty? Where was her mother? Is this immaturity or simply cruelty? Tell me what you think.
Today I read two very heartbreaking stories. The first one was about the Rutgers student Tyler Clementi who jumped off the George Washington bridge when he found out his roommate had posted his gay sexual encounter online, and the other story was about Seth Walsh the 13 year old California boy who hung himself after he was the target of taunts from classmates. “Tehachapi California Police Chief Jeff Kermode says investigators interviewed some of the teenagers who allegedly taunted Seth for being gay and concluded no crime was committed” . No crime was committed, but that does not negate the damage that was done. So what have we become? Clementi was the victim of a vicious stunt allegedly perpetrated by his roommate, and Thomas was simply tired of being bullied. Two young people on two separate coasts chose death over life. The police say his Walsh’s classmates broke down when they were interviewed about the taunting, but it is too late. Two young people are dead. Some will say they took their own lives that is on them, but what did we as a society do to protect them?