Disney on Ice presents Princesses & Heroes 2014!

Playing United Center Sept 10-14, 2014 Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning! My Readers Save up to 40% on tickets! – Save 40% on all weekday shows and Save 20% on all weekend shows using code MOM. Weekday shows include Thursday evening and Friday matinee shows and weekend includes all shows Friday evening through Sunday evening.

 

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Why raising a black boy in America is scary

I’m in tears as I write this. I have a 7 year old African American son. And I fear for his life daily. I live in America and I worry that his existence doesn’t mean anything. Of course to his dad and I, my family and friends he is a jewel, he is priceless, and a true blessing. But it seems to the authorities he’s just another black dot. Another piece of a problem race. My son isn’t the only one. Any black male is an issue.

As a mother protecting your child is your number one goal in life. You want to kiss the “boo boos”, soothe the broken hearts, and guide your child to the promise land. However the black mom has more to pile on her plate we must protect our children from not only black on black violence, but the violence thrown on us from the police and government. Police brutality isn’t new it’s been going on for decades, but now since we are in the age of technology and social media the footage and word spreads faster and this time not just with the word of mouth, but also including proof!

When does it stop? I was told the Police were to serve and protect. Not kill, abuse and misuse the innocent. Now please don’t think I’m condemning every police officer in the USA. I know that there are plenty great cops that are actually doing their job correctly, I have police officers in my family that keep the bad guys behind bars and keep watch for the innocent. This isn’t towards them. This is for the police officers that place innocent men in choke holds and don’t let them go even after being told they can’t breathe, the police officers that shoot black kids and men for being black like Michael Brown, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, and countless others. It’s for the police officers that use their guns because they are cowards. Let our children live! Give them a chance to prove society wrong. Let our men come back homes to their wives and children. Stop killing the innocent.

It’s a scary time here in America for African Americans. Not only do we have to pray our kids don’t fall victim to the black on black crime issue that is gong on, but we also have to make sure they our kids and men don’t succumb to being an innocent victim killed by the police. As a mother and a wife I fear for my son and my husband. As a young black man he’s always being harassed by the police even when he’s with my son and I. I always tell him to be “calm and do whatever they say.” The motto when dealing with the police as a black male has to be “No matter what it is they say do just do it.” Why should we follow their every command? Because if not he may get shot and killed. It sounds barbaric, but welcome to 2014.

My tears fall for the black boys and men that have been shot and killed by the same force that’s being paid to protect us. My tears fall for every mother that had to bury their innocent child. My tears fall for a nation that is supposedly built on freedom for all. My tears fall for the unanswered pleas of many to live.

This has to stop…

My evening with Janelle Monae!

Amazing! So last Thursday I was blessed to be able to attend the APM Music Series concert at The Taste of Chicago. I brought my mom along with me and we had a blast.

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The great people of Illinois Lottery sponsored the event and even had a hospitality suite for their VIP guest. It was full of tasty bites and treats. I think I gained 5 pounds that night due to the sugar cookies and red potato salad!

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It was great seeing so many of my blogger friends we laughed and talked until the show started. But of course when Miss Janelle Monae hit the stage all talking ceased and all eyes were on HER. Her performance was magical. The stage was set up nicely and her outfits and shoes were on point. The band had the crowd standing the entire show. With her energy, talent, and sincere heart I was completely blown away.

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Janelle jumped into the audience held a cute toddler, jokingly jumped on some guys back and encouraged Chicago to stop the violence. She was down to earth and with her song lyrics she seemed transparent. I was a fan before but this event sealed the deal!

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Can’t wait to take the kiddos to see “To Train Your Dragon 2″!

I love taking my son and little sister to the movies in the summer. The AC is on full blast and we can snack on popcorn and nachos which is pretty awesome to me.

There are a lot of movies I want to check out this Summer, but one that the kids are really pumped to see is “How to train your dragon 2″. It comes out June 13th 2014 and I’m sure it’s going to be just as amazing as the first one if not better.

Make sure you take your kiddos and let me know how you guys enjoyed it!

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Happy Mother’s Day from A Real Urban Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate and rejoice the mothers in our lives.

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I’m praying for all those that have lost mothers, grandmother, and motherly figures. They are now your guardian angels.

To those that have lost babies and children I’m praying for you. Please know your angels are in heaven smiling down on you.

Today is a bitter sweet day for so many so please spread love and prayers to those important to you.

Blessings,
K