“Our boys matter and their futures matter” Kelly Rowland shares her Fears of Raising a Black Son in America

by Duchess Magazine
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Recently during the Essence Fest in New Orleans, Kelly Rowland opened up about her fears of raising a black son in the U.S especially with all the recent killings.

The 35-year-old singer and mother of 18-month-old son, Titan, said

I remember being pregnant with Titan and the moment the doctor said ‘It’s a boy’ and there were all these shootings happening with our young men. I just began to weep.

I want to raise a great man with respect for himself and others, and to know who he is and to know what his surroundings look like. I just feel like there’s great responsibility, not just as parents but as a community in raising him.

I feel like our boys need to see it more. If our athletes and our actors and our executives speak up then they can see themselves and they can hear their stories and they can feel like ‘I’m closer to what he’s doing or I can do what he’s doing.’

Our boys matter and their futures matter and they are our future CEO’s and they can do whatever they put their mind to and we have to let them know that.

Photo Credit: Parents Magazine

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