Six Months Later, CBS This Morning Checks in With ‘Hero Mom’ From Baltimore Riots

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11096433_10206840383238090_3655939034934920896_nCBS This Morning caught up with the mom Monday morning who famously lost it on her son near Mondawmin Mall during the rioting on April 27.

Since ABC2 news filmed her pulling her son out of the crowd as they were confronting police, Toya Graham has been called Mom of the Year. Among pundits, she also stirred up debate about whether it was appropriate to hit her son.

Back in Baltimore, however, Graham said that day-to-day reality of street crime continues for the single mother and her 16-year-old son, Michael.

“We’re struggling,” Graham told CBS’ crew. “We’re struggling, we’re just trying to make sure we keep food on our table for our children, keep them out harm’s way, keep them out of danger.”

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    If Baltimore Mom of The Year Toya Graham had built a smaller family she could more easily provide for, nurture and supervise, would her young teen son be in The Street attempting to cause grave harm to peaceful people attempting to protect Ms. Graham’s peaceful neighbors from emotional and physical harm often caused to innocent people by depressed, angry, sometimes suicidal, (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) frustrated, teens and young men who are peeved for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of struggle and hardship by immature moms and or dads who irresponsibly build families before acquiring skills, PATIENCE, and the means to provide their child with a safe, fairly happy American kid childhood?


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