Community Clo

Source: Radio One Staff / Staff

This is another great day to be alive. Another day to get if right with loved ones, friends, co-workers and community. Also, another day to forgive and live. If you are not forgiving others who have wronged you it’s not living it’s called merely existing. Live again, forgive and stop resurrecting dead stuff.

I hear ya, Clo you don’t know what he or she did to me. I don’t know what they did to you or your family but more than likely many others have had to other overcome some tough situations from the loss of jobs, marriages, friends and the big one the loss of child or children.

Kim Jones-Booker, my sister in Christ, is one of the most forgiving people in the world. She was blessed with the birth of a beautiful baby boy Alexander Lance Booker. He loved his family and his godmother, Auntie Clovia. Kim allowed me to love on ‘Alex’ as if I birth him myself. He lived with his family in Maryland but spent his summers with me from the age of four through his death at the age of 12-years old. He was bullied and pressured to play with a group of children. The parents of the children who left my nephew to die alone in the dirt blamed ‘Alex’ for the incident. I don’t recall them apologizing for act that their children played in the death of my godson, Alex.

During this time of the year, when students are graduating from high school and high learning facilities my heart saddens for the loss of him not graduating from high school and college. I love you Alexander Lance Booker for life…tears falling here.

Alex loved football, fast cars, speaking the French language, loving up his family and summer camp in Richmond, Virginia. Kim and I through our tears, numbness and bouts of depression decided that we didn’t want another parent to feel the pain of losing a child. We picked ourselves up off the floor and formed the Send-A-Kid to Camp radio-thon in honor of ‘Alex’.  We had to forgive ourselves and understand that it was not our fault. We had to forgive the police department, the children and their parents, and the crazy laws that don’t protect children on construction sites in Fort Washington, Maryland.

The 9th Annual Send-A-Kid to Camp radio-thon is Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 6 a.m. -8 p.m. on Radio One Richmond stations WKJS/WKJM- 99.3/105.7 Kiss FM, WPZZ-Praise 104.7 FM and WCDX-92.1/104.1 FM. I humbly ask your support to send kids to camp with a $25 or $250 donation to send a kid to camp all summer. Learn more about the great escape camps at Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.



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