Start calling the Moms …. All you need is “Tough” Love!!


~~April 29, 2015~~ 

I know that I am being facetious with the header … more than “tough love” is needed to remedy this situation in Baltimore.

However, the participation of minors in these riots can only be controlled by parents who are present in their children’s lives.

In my book, this is an example of good parenting.



Baltimore mom praised for smacking rioting son

Speaking out for the first time since she went viral for slapping her son for participating in the Baltimore riots, Toya Graham told CBS News she wanted to prevent her son from becoming another Freddie Gray.

“He gave me eye contact.

And at that point, you know, not even thinking about cameras or anything like that,” the Baltimore mom said in the CBS interview.

“That’s my only son, and at the end of the day I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray.”


Hailed by many as “Mom of the Year,” Graham was praised for her actions by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

“I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,” Batts told reporters last night. “Take control of your kids.”



Angry mother beats son for participating in Baltimore riots

~Published on Apr 27, 2015~

This mother didn’t take kindly to her son participating in the Baltimore protests and riots that happened in response to the death of Freddie Gray.

The angry Baltimore mom recognized her masked son throwing rocks at police on television. That didn’t sit well with her. The video shows the mother repeatedly striking her boy, chasing him as he tries to walk away.



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~~Baltimore mom who smacked son during riots~~

“I don’t want him to be a Freddie Gray”

~~Published on Apr 28, 2015~~

Baltimore Mom Who Smacks Son During Riots Interview: ‘I Don’t Want Him to be a Freddie Gray’.

The Baltimore mother caught on video repeatedly smacking her son after catching him throwing things at police during rioting in Baltimore told CBS News that she was only concerned about protecting him.


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15 thoughts on “Start calling the Moms …. All you need is “Tough” Love!!

  1. A friend was sending me messages in Facebook saying this was child abuse. I tried to explain to her but she doesn’t get it. White people in general – do – not – get – it. 😦

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      • I would never say this is “good” parenting but it is a resource Black parents have been forced to resort to in order to get their child to obey, respect authority and elders and so on. Black parents do this out of fear for their children’s lives because Whites harbor racism and fear that can lead to misunderstanding that can end up with their child’s death.

        The better option is to teach the child how to avoid conflict through body language, actions, words AND advocacy. Protest, yes. But back it up with advocacy.

        What a shame that this mother is driven by fear for the most precious thing on earth – her child.

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      • I agree partially … but I sometimes think that parenting now a days can be lacking due to parental absence 2ry to the need to work. Kids are raising themselves sometimes …. a good whack when needed doesn’t hurt anyone.


      • I totally understand. And kinda agree. We have 4 grandkids & there are times when I could “bop” the older one … it never happens though.


  2. I love this Mom and this story. Here is a Mom who cares enough about her son to make sure he reaches adulthood. I can’t say that I wouldn’t have gone ballistic if I had seen my son on TV throwing stuff at police even if he has a lily white behind.

    After this story and video has gone viral, her son is probably too embarrassed to step outside his home. This is not a matter of child abuse. This is a matter of saving his life. This is when you throw the rule books out the window and do whatever you have to reach the child to protect him.

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