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Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Her Fears Of Raising A Black Son In The U.S

Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Her Fears Of Raising A Black Son In The U.S

Kelly Rowland is all smiles while making her way inside Bristol Farms Market to pick up some groceries on Wednesday (June 20) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old singer recently opened up about her fears of raising her 18-month-old son, Titan, during these tough times in the United States.

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“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,” Kelly told People. “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,” Kelly added. “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.”

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  • xyz

    Jumping the shitty PC bandwagon, how cute! Darlin’, ure free to go to back to ur ancestors country, how about that?

  • Cruizin1960

    How about you teach your child to respect the police and not fear them. Teach them to obey directives from the police, whether or not they think they are fair. When at a traffic stop – don’t make quick movements with your hands and keep them in sight. Don’t resist arrest. Don’t assault a police officer. Pretty much everything that every person I know was taught. There is a video Getting Home Safe…10 common sense points when dealing with the police. COMMON SENSE points that EVERYONE should follow regardless of the color of your skin.

  • la petite bonnieux

    She thinks people give a rats ass what she thinks

  • sydney jane

    Well, I’m black, and when I heard I was going to have a son, I cried, but I cried tears of joy. If the first thing that came to her mind when she heard she was having a son was to think about the killings, I feel sad for her. Her son is more likely to get hit by a car, or even more likely to get killed by another black kid. The media is really blowing this out of proportion. People don’t seem to realize that, every election season, Democrats and the media will look for some kind of racial controversy to get black folks angry. And black folks will just follow along and let themselves be manipulated. Happens every time.

  • Whamo

    she’s rich and her kid will grow up in the bubble she lives in. I bet she doesn’t know a single black person who was killed by a cop. she’s jumping on a the bandwagon. some black people are acting like segregation/slavery ended 10 minutes ago.

  • Roscoe

    These paid spokespeople for the government have blood on their hands too.

  • VanityInsecurity

    evrytime a black celeb says shit like this .. I just laugh at the idiocy of it.. no your son will be black & privileged.

  • Dee

    do you think a bad cop or even any bad person will look at her son and say “oh, you’re kelly rowlands kid! i’ll give you a pass..”

  • Dee

    did you see the therapist get shot by a cop not long ago? was he respecting the police? what about the guy who was killed in his car last month by an officer who thankfully was charged with murder? not the guy on the video, another one. or the church drummer killed by an officer whose charged with manslaughter. sometimes respecting the police and doing what they say still doesn’t guarantee surviving them.

  • Cruizin1960

    In order for me to comment on your examples I would need to know full details of each incident…and there are bad cops – and they could target anyone. However, just because they are charged does not mean that they are guilty of anything…it can merely be a case of the prosecutor pandering to the public. I live outside Baltimore and we knew from the beginning that the States Attorney was wrong in charging 6 officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Turns out, we were right. She ignored evidence and statements of people and as of today, has not won one single case…wasting taxpayer money.

  • Whamo

    her kid won’t be hanging in the ghetto if she raises him right.

  • Dee

    chris rock getting pulled over 6 times in a week in his own neighborhood….

  • Whamo

    so he says.

  • Anna

    Doesn’t matter. Cop sees a black kid in a rich area driving a luxury car, he’s going to end up catching the cop’s attention. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. What matters is that the cop is properly trained. If the cop is not properly trained, these horrific killings will continue.

  • Whamo

    You have a problem with the police, call someone else if you need help. I’m sick of this anti cop rhetoric because 1% of them are bad. The bad ones should be punished and leave the rest of them alone to do their jobs.

  • Anna

    Come’on buddy. Your entire reply was pointless to read.
    “You have a problem with the police, call someone else if you need help.”
    What does that have anything to do with what I said?
    “I’m sick of this anti cop rhetoric because 1% of them are bad.”
    There’s no such thing as good or bad. There’s properly trained cops, and untrained cops who are unfit for the job.
    “The bad ones should be punished and leave the rest of them alone to do their jobs.”
    No duh, genius. You’re making it seem like we’re saying get rid of all cops.

  • Whamo

    Your entire reply was pointless to read which is why I stopped halfway through. If police weren’t properly trained they would ALL be shooting people or stopping people for now reason. Goodbye. I’m sick of idiots like you/

  • Dee
  • Anna

    No one is more of an idiot than yourself. You’re so dumb that you couldn’t even read through what? A 4-5 sentence paragraph and just went on to ASSUME what people are saying. Even on your last comment, you’re assuming everyone is talking about ALL cops. What a dumbass. Get off the internet you’re clearly not fit for it. :)

  • Dee

    WHO IS ANTI COP? is wanting bad cops be held accountable the same as being anti cop? 95% of cops are great, but being a cop shouldnt be a pass for that small percentage that abuses their authority or even kill without repercussion.

  • Dee

    and btw, EVERYONE said she overcharged the grey case. SOMEONE should be accountable for it though, probably the driver for not making sure everyone is strapped in when he was driving, but it was never a murder case.

  • Dee

    i think he took pics each time.

  • Gina

    If I had a nickel for every internet troll who lies about being black…

  • Gina

    A cop isn’t gonna see that he is privileged, all a cop is gonna see is black skin.

  • VanityInsecurity

    when the hell was the last time a black celebrity was killed or arrested for being black.. I wont bother waiting for your dumb ass to answer cus .. there isn’t an answer.

  • Gina

    Clearly your dumb ass didn’t hear about the black Disney actress who was beaten and harassed by cops the other day, did ya? http://campuslately.com/diseney-star-racially-profiled-and-physically-beaten-by-l-a-police/

    There’s your answer bitch.

  • Amber

    Has nothing to do with being in the ghetto, slavery, or segregation, but everything to do with systemic oppression that we are still seeing the result of after 300+ years of societal oppression of African Americans in the United States. People like you, who continue to marginalize black people and see them as all being ghetto, thugs, criminal, etc. are part of the problem. Check your bias.

  • Amber

    Except Philando Castile did all of this and is still dead. What’s your excuse now?

    And what about Charles Kinsey? Laying on the ground with both hands up and he’s shot anyway.

    Common sense goes both ways. Police officers can not keep shooting people and asking questions later. They need adequate training to deal with people with mental illnesses, and they need to stop treating citizens they are sworn to protect as enemies. It makes no sense for so many unarmed citizens to continue to lose their lives over petty, minor offenses, if an offense has been committed at all. There is something very wrong with this country when so many people are dying this way.

  • Amber

    Except Philando Castile did all of this and is still dead. What’s your excuse now?

    And what about Charles Kinsey? Laying on the ground with both hands up and he’s shot anyway.

    Common sense goes both ways. Police officers can not keep shooting people and asking questions later. They need adequate training to deal with people with mental illnesses, and they need to stop treating citizens they are sworn to protect as enemies. It makes no sense for so many unarmed citizens to continue to lose their lives over petty, minor offenses, if an offense has been committed at all. There is something very wrong with this country when so many people are dying this way.

  • Amber

    Except Philando Castile did all of this and is still dead. What’s your excuse now?

    And what about Charles Kinsey? Laying on the ground with both hands up and he’s shot anyway.

    Common sense goes both ways. Police officers can not keep shooting people and asking questions later. They need adequate training to deal with people with mental illnesses, and they need to stop treating citizens they are sworn to protect as enemies. It makes no sense for so many unarmed citizens to continue to lose their lives over petty, minor offenses, if an offense has been committed at all. There is something very wrong with this country when so many people are dying this way.

  • Amber

    Except Philando Castile did all of this and is still dead. What’s your excuse now?

    And what about Charles Kinsey? Laying on the ground with both hands up and he’s shot anyway.

    Common sense goes both ways. Police officers can not keep shooting people and asking questions later. They need adequate training to deal with people with mental illnesses, and they need to stop treating citizens they are sworn to protect as enemies. It makes no sense for so many unarmed citizens to continue to lose their lives over petty, minor offenses, if an offense has been committed at all. There is something very wrong with this country when so many people are dying this way.

  • Amber

    I would think it’s a waste of taxpayer money to pay police who are out there murdering people. eWhether the prosecutor was incorrect in bringing those charges forth, Freddie Gray died in police custody, the police were officers in that incident absolutely should have been held accountable. I suspect they did not properly secure Freddie Gray, and then drove roughly. It is unconscionable that a man should have his spine severed while in police custody.

  • Amber

    I would think it’s a waste of taxpayer money to pay police who are out there murdering people. eWhether the prosecutor was incorrect in bringing those charges forth, Freddie Gray died in police custody, the police were officers in that incident absolutely should have been held accountable. I suspect they did not properly secure Freddie Gray, and then drove roughly. It is unconscionable that a man should have his spine severed while in police custody.

  • Amber

    I would think it’s a waste of taxpayer money to pay police who are out there murdering people. eWhether the prosecutor was incorrect in bringing those charges forth, Freddie Gray died in police custody, the police were officers in that incident absolutely should have been held accountable. I suspect they did not properly secure Freddie Gray, and then drove roughly. It is unconscionable that a man should have his spine severed while in police custody.

  • Amber

    I would think it’s a waste of taxpayer money to pay police who are out there murdering people. eWhether the prosecutor was incorrect in bringing those charges forth, Freddie Gray died in police custody, the police were officers in that incident absolutely should have been held accountable. I suspect they did not properly secure Freddie Gray, and then drove roughly. It is unconscionable that a man should have his spine severed while in police custody.

  • Amber

    I would think it’s a waste of taxpayer money to pay police who are out there murdering people. eWhether the prosecutor was incorrect in bringing those charges forth, Freddie Gray died in police custody, the police were officers in that incident absolutely should have been held accountable. I suspect they did not properly secure Freddie Gray, and then drove roughly. It is unconscionable that a man should have his spine severed while in police custody.

  • Amber

    Racist

  • MyName

    When an article begins with “Do you remember” then they probably don’t mean privileged.
    KR’s son will grow up in a family with a decent amount of money. He may not be taking trains alone but driving an expensive car outside of the ‘hood.
    I believe the original poster meant that black or white, it’s often more about economics than skin color.

  • MyName

    At least though she’s saying something needs to be done.

  • MyName

    She didn’t say she wasn’t happy to have her son. She was making a point that the violence has to end. It was about that topic and not really about her child.

  • MyName

    There are good and bad in everything. The bad makes the headlines so people think it’s the norm.
    Younger people today have more of an attitude and are far less polite than previous generations.
    The cops aren’t always the ones to begin the negativity. They also have to fear for their lives on the job and sometimes even during seemingly routine traffic stops.

  • MyName

    There are good and bad in everything. The bad makes the headlines so people think it’s the norm.
    Younger people today have more of an attitude and are far less polite than previous generations.
    The cops aren’t always the ones to begin the negativity. They also have to fear for their lives on the job and sometimes even during seemingly routine traffic stops.

  • getoffmylawn

    I do not see all black people that way. I work for very prestigious law firm and we have plenty of black attorneys. However, what a lot of young black people see are thuggish rappers who are rich and living the high life and who doesn’t want to be rich and famous? The problem is systemic within the black community where the family unit has broken down and education is not valued. Sorry but it’s not my fault. I didn’t do anything. I’m not a racist and in NYC I see a lot of young black kids who look and act like thugs. Stop blaming ther’s and get an education and BETTER yourself.

  • Gina

    Clearly you haven’t heard the stories of privileged black men being pulled over by cops because the cars they were driving were considered far “too nice” for a black man to be driving, therefore he must have stolen it. Clearly you haven’t heard of black men pulled over because they are in a nice neighborhood where they supposedly don’t belong. Well, I hear these stories all the time. Kelly Rowland isn’t super famous to the point where a random out of touch white cop is gonna recognize her son’s last name or figure out who the heck his mom is right away. Chances are the cop will hassle him first and ask questions later. The fact that a black man has to be famous or come from famous parents to be left alone by cops is sad. At the end of the day, a cop is gonna see skin color first and foremost and will most likely stop a black kid before they would a white kid; regardless of privilege. Maybe a privileged black kid will get out of a jam with a cop, but the fact that he will be pulled over in the first place (in the cases where it’s without cause) is the issue here.

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  • MyName

    I’ve heard/read many stories. It doesn’t happen to everyone. Do you remember the case of Reginald Denny and others like him?
    Things aren’t perfect but attitude and looking for a fight doesn’t solve anything and often hinders any kind of progress.

  • Gina

    I never said it happened to everyone and every black man isn’t looking for a fight nor am I. Having an open discussion about it helps make progress, not brushing it under the rug and making excuses.

  • MyName

    I didn’t post that every black man was looking for a fight. You seem to have the attitude of believing it was an automatic that it would happen. That kind of attitude doesn’t help. AN open discussion is one thing but racially motivated comments is another. Black people aren’t the only ones harassed by bad cops. They aren’t the only ones hurt by criminals either. It’s not an exclusive club. It doesn’t though happen by all cops and to all people.

  • Gina

    Honey, I wasn’t talking in absolutes, so don’t get it twisted. There’s a higher probability that it would happen to a black person as opposed to a white person. This attitude doesn’t help? Why, because it makes you uncomfortable? Well, it’s the truth. Black people are disproportionately harassed by cops, that’s a fact. And of course my comments are racially motivated, this whole damn article is about race. What the hell else am I supposed to talk about?

  • MyName

    Honey, your attitude is obvious. That isn’t necessarily true considering there are more white people in the US in general. I’m not uncomfortable. I just don’t agree with constantly preaching hate. Have a happy moment for a change. All races are harassed by bad cops. It’s about wanting it to change. KR’s attitude is different from yours. MLK had a better attitude than Malcolm X.