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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jennifer Hudson and a Tragic Family Story

The daddy is feelng a tragic, tragic story. Jennifer Hudson, the singer -actress who started out on American Idol and became a hollywood star based on her Oscar-winning perfromance in the hit movie "Dream Girls."
Now her mother, Darnel Donerson, 57, and her older brother, Jason Hudson, were found shot to death in their home on October 24.

The police are questioning suspect William Belfour, Hudson's brother in-law. In the meantime, Hudson's 7 year old nephew, Julian King, is missing. Jennifer Hudson is offering $100,000 for information that would lead to his return home.

Today, Jennifer blogged on Facebook, asking her fans to pray for little Julian. She said, "Thank you all for your prayers and your calls. Please keep praying for our family and that we get Julian King back home safely. If anyone has any information about his whereabouts please contact the authorities immediately. Here is a picture of Julian and what he was last seen wearing. Once again thank you all for being there for us through this tough time."

The rumor is that the family fought over the ownership of a car. If this is true, the question becomes: Is a car worth the death of two people being shot to death? A cute little seven year old boy being taken from the home?

Have some of us become so immune or de-sensitized to death that we would shoot someone over a car?


rainywalker said...

In answer to your question, yes, there are those around us and family who would shoot someone, sadly, likely even a small child over nothing.We are becoming a huge example of what we were 10,000years ago. I watched Jennifer Hudson and her rise, I am very saddened by this turn of events. said...

Hello there!

This story is so very sad.

I only hope that black people will understand that we must STOP saying "he's tripping" and "she's tripping" when we encounter the mental and emotional illness among our family members and among those in the black community in general.

It is accepted to ignore mental illness...and when a tragedy one wants to use the term mental illness or accept their own share of blame for allowing mental illness to be unaddressed in their own families.

I am so sad about this story...

Let us remember them in prayer.

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!

Patti T said...

Thank you for this article. Tragedies like this one can only bring more heartbreak and life-long changes for those impacted by what happened. Losing a mother, a brother and a son/nephew -- what words are there to console? Domestic violence and violence in general is a reality that yesterday, today, or tomorrow affects those close to us. In the past month I have heard about too many women and family members who have been killed by other family members. I am very sad, but still committed to the work of reducing violence in our families and communities.

MacDaddy said...

rainywalker: You're right, so right that it was almost a rhetorical question. It's almost too sad to contemplate. Thanks.
Lisa: Thanks for insults about mental illness, especially how we are reluctant to deal with it. As a former counselor, I know this all too well. Interesting enough, it's true for women and men. Love your work and I'm coming to see you.
patti: I know you know of what you speak. You've worked in the domestic violence field for some time. And I'm happy to see that you're still fighting on behalf of women and families. To be honest, it burned me out. I feel like I'm still recovering from seemingly unending group facilatations, one-to-one counseling, and taking women to the hospital after they've been beaten up by their boyfriends, husbands or partners. Let's stay in touch.

Anonymous said...

MacDaddy, he was just found dead in an abandoned car. Violence here in Chicago is crazy.

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

Hey MacDaddy!
There are folks out there who will kill you for looking at them wrong.

I hope this case comes to a conclusion today or tomorrow in terms of the feds having enough evidence to file charges against someone, be it William Balfour or whoever committed the crime.

Felicity said...

This is a sad tragic state of events! My prayers go out to Jennifer and her family.