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It takes a village to raise our children and the children are our future...We have to teach our children that there is a better way to rectify their problems!! We also want to inspire & uplift the families that have been struck by these senseless tragedies..I am always available to anyone who needs a kind word, a little laughter or just someone to listen..We have to start coming together as the people we were meant to be.. We have lost the helping hand we used to have for one another..We wish to bring that back and in doing so, letting our youth know that we are here for them and they do matter.. I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE OF YOU FOR JOINING our Village Family & PLEASE ENJOY, GET TO KNOW ONE ANOTHER AND LETS FIND A SOLUTION LOVE, RESPECT & FORGIVENESS Words to live by


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Help Moms Stop The Murders

"Help Moms Stop The Murders " was created in the memory of my 17yr.old son, Jamel aka "Poopie" to family & "Mooka Mel" to friends.

He was murdered Feb.1st 2008 by a neighborhood boy( a boy who in the past had visited my home & whose brother was friends with my son).

They had a fight on Tuesday, the boy came looking for my son @ my house on Thursday (Poopie wasn't home)and he shot him 4 times on Friday appr. 4pm.(he died that night@11:17pm).

This happened 3 floors down from our apartment(we lived on the 16th fl. & my son was killed on the 13th fl) in a secure building w/security at the front door where he should have been safe..

My son was killed in the stairwell of our building while he was accompanied by 4 individuals (2 girls & 2 boys ).

The story told to me by 2 of the people who were present is that my son was sitting on the stairs & this individual kicked open the door & shot my child 4 times while the others scattered (he didnt have a chance to flee or anything).

Everyone in the neighborhood knows the identity of the individual who murdered my baby including the police.

The DA has tied the hands of the police by stating they can not make an arrest until substantial evidence is attained ( fingerprints, someone who was present speaking out as to what happened,etc.).

My son had started his first job & was pursuing a career in boxing @ the Golden Gloves.

My son tried to protect everyone(I told him numerous times that he couldnt save & help everyone).
He proved time and time again that he was truly a man and I am grateful.

I thank GOD for blessing me with the time I had with my son ( he kept me strong & now keeping his name alive while helping people with this growing problem will continue to keep me going)..

We have to do something about Youth Violence before our children are all gone!!

The children are our future & I believe if we can attack this problem at the root starting with giving our kids a place to go & feel safe where they can talk to adults who understand their plight; we can get a grip on the future of our children.

Secondly I would like to help the families who have been hit by youth violence, I would like to create a program to help them work out what has happened in their family, I would like to get them involved in this project ( I believe that will help them deal with their feelings by helping others in the same situation).

And lastly we have to take a stand to let the law know we are not going to sit idly by while they let the murders of our black children happen & not speak up about it.

Our children are just as important as their children & we want justice!!

If the youth is not killing each other the police are taking them away from us through harrassment, bogus arrests & killings!

Our children are important & we must take a stand to save them!!

It takes a village to raise a child!!

Our motto: "Step Up Your Game"!!

Our mission statement:" Help Moms Stop The Murders" will be an Organization of Excellence in the provision of services for troubled youth and their families.
we wish to provide an outlet for parents/families who have lost their children to youth violence.
Our vision is to stomp out youth violence and especially to help the families who have been through such tragedies.