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Raising a son in these trying times is stressful. Raising an African American boy doubles that stress, if you live in poverty, that stress level triples. Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Rowland gave birth to her first son, Titan Jewell, last November  and realizes and is enveloped by the responsibility for raising her son. She is completely submitting to the power of God for the hedge of protection of her son.

In a recent red carpet interview Kelly Rowland expressed her concerns. She opened up by saying, “I cannot tell you my prayers at night. When I pray at night, it’s starting to become a lot of tears.” Rowland continued, “It’s not just my son I pray for. I pray for our young Black boys as a whole.”

Rowland recently told ESSENCE magazine that the recent wave of terror against Blacks makes young Black men fear their lives. “It makes them [young Black men] fearful for their destiny, it makes them fearful for the decisions that they make. And I don’t want them to live in fear because fear is something that holds us back from all of the great things that God has for us.” The superstar singer sees greatness in the next generation of Black men. And her desire is for the Black boys to realize their full potential.

On how she combats the negative images and behavior in the  world Rowland said:

‘I pour all of my love into him [Titan], my husband pours love into him and teaches him how to be a man, even now. I want to raise a great man for a great woman.’

In the last few weeks she has been sharing how deeply she feels the responsibility of raising a son by tweeting

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