: MediaTakeOut.com is sad to report that Sean Levert, brother of Gerald Levert died last night in prison. Sean was incarcerated last week after he repeatedly failed to pay child support to the mother of his children.
Right now its not clear what caused the 39 year old Sean's untimely death. One of Sean's family members reached out to MediaTakeOut.com explaining, "Going to jail and all the publicity surrounding it was too much for [Sean]. It's an extremely sad situation."
EDITOR'S UPDATE - A member of the Levert family reached out to us and told us the following:
I wanted to personally let you know that Sean Levert did not die in Jail, yet he was sent to the hospital and died one hour later(Midnight) at Lutheran Hospital. Right now we (the family) are devastated by my uncle death, and we wish thank everyone for the prayers and the condolences.
Sean's baby mother killed him, bi took her kids dad away, and Eddie Levert is a puzzy whip wimp to let his song to jail for 86K, he should feel like a good father, piece of shit papa Eddie is worthless
I can't even imagine what the parents are going through. NO parent wants to outlive their children. This has got to be so devastating for Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Levert.
My condolences go out to them. Man...what a tragedy!
the Media killed Sean because when you put folks business out there and then you make folks look like they aint worth shyt then when they hit rock bottom the only way to ease their pain is to cause bodily harm to themselves. thats why you gotta be careful what you say about folks.. Fuc the media!!
My prayers go out to the Levert family....
But u gotta pay your child support I mean I feel sorry for him but what about the kids!
For all the sorry baby daddies in the world U ARE THE FATHER and failure to pay WILL SEND U DIRECTLY TO JAIL!!!
this is so sad, but we cant jump to conclusions. We have no idea what happened..this occured yesterday so I doubt we're going to have all the details right away. Before people jump on the babys mom, or Eddie, or anyone else, just pray that the family gets through this..Eddie lost two children in under 2 years, thats painful enough
@ SEANBOOGIE......you are one stupid bit ch....if he didn't pay his child support then he SHOULD go to jail..just like any other man or lady who do not pay child support. Its sad he died in jail, but DON'T blame his deaf on the mother of kids...you are one SIMPLE bit ch~!!!!
family is more important than money. a person selling their body for money is prostitution, that is a crime not paying child support isnt. i'm sick in tired of women trying to justify that putting a man in jail for failure to pay support is ok, so if he goes to jail do they take the kid to see him? maybe they feel like that's the only way to control the situation or they realized what they should've off rip they was nothing more than the jump. y bring a child in the the world that ultimately you will have to raise on your own. if you didn't have this child wouldn't you still have to pay rent, utilities, food, etc for your self. these dumb broads let the courts dictate the wrong thing to them, what you should want to do is find a man that wants you 1st, then have a baby, not get pregnant then try to find your b-daddy. if a woman can get an abortion, then if a man doesnt want to be there he should be able to be exhonerated from all responsibilities. it seems like we are slowly but surely reverting back to slavery days, the only problem is it's not the white people we have to worrying about its our own people.
sean shouldn't have had to die in jail, because the women who had these kids should've had plan b (like a job, education, something else to fall back on besides boasting about baby daddy being in Levert). but now he's gone i wonder will they tell the kids that daddy was in jail because I didn't get what was owed to me. I met his (shar) daughter's mother a while ago, anyway every other word came out her mouth was something about sean levert, eddie levert, or something with levert. I hadn't been in the room less than 10 minutes and she was gettng sean levert daughter 2-gether 2 go c granddad eddie.
leave seanboogie alone, if we had more men like him getting together trying to change the laws of child support, then a lot of them wouldn't be in jail, license suspended, etc. fellas keep hope a live not all women 1-want to have all them babies and 2-want to deal with drams. but its a lot who do, so before you start trying to screw ask qualifying questions in the beginning that way you can process and eliminate the jumps from the real women.
rip-sean and gerald. to the levert family look to god for guiadance.
SeanBoogie...ummm....do you owe child support Boo? I mean you goin a lil bit off the deep end here. I'm owed $10,000 in child support & I'm not harrassing nobody. I haven't asked for my money in 3 years.
R.I.P. Sean & Gearald.....so so sad :-(
SeanBoogie.... You have problems. WTF? Did someone not hug you enough when you were a child? I'm very sad to hear that he has passed. But he should have been making payments to help support HIS children. This is not a trap set up by "the man". You have kids with someone you are responsible for helping to raise them. Bottom line dumbass... And if he wasn't making payments then mom has a right to go after payments. The money helps raise the children they made together..
This is sad! Poor Eddy has lost both his son's so tragically, and so young. Sean looks just like Gerald. Sean comes from a family of wealth and wasn't paying child support? Well I hope the BM doesn't feel any guilt, she had every right to seek support for their child.
In reading some of the earlier comments i have to say that I'm DISGUSTED by the remarks made by people. (1) To DerekDee: Eddie Levert is not a puzzy whipped whimp! why should he put up 86k for his son not being responsible! for all you know Eddie was probably paying the baby mother anyway! (2) SeanBoogie I understand what u sayin, but not everybody that takes their kids father to court is looking that check.
My prayers goes out to the family especially the parents. They just buried 1 son now the other.
My condolences to the Levert family..R.I.P.
@ 1Mic..your exactually right
@ SEANBOOGIE..you know that goes both ways...there are women holding it down without the support of mom or dad--totally unrelated....so dont be so one-sided, and bitter unless your raising children without support.....dont speak about it.
He was sentenced to 22 months on March 25th-
Levert owes $85,427.68 in back child support for his three children - ages 11, 15 and 17. Levert was sentenced Monday by Judge Nancy Margaret Russo
and now he's gone......Heartbreaking!
Man I am absolutely speechless and devastated!
My goodness what in the hell???????!!!!!!
This is just way too tragic. I can't even concentrate....my god! I'm whalin' up right now.
RIP to both Gerald and Sean!
I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS WASN'T THE LEAD STORY. SPARE US ALL THAT OTHER GARBAGE.
THIS IS SUCH A TRAGEDY. I JUST HEARD ON TOM JOYNER FRIDAY THAT EDDIE LEVERT WAS GOING TO BAIL HIM OUT. THIS IS TOOOO SAD. I FIND MYSELF SHEDDING TEARS AGAIN FOR THIS FAMILY. MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE LEVERT FAMILY. HE IS NOW REUNITED WITH HIS BROTHER WHOSE DEATH DEVASTATED HIM. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.
@SEANBOOGIE & DERICKDEE; WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YALL SORRY ASS BROTHERS THAT WE (WOMEN) HAVE TO TAKE YALL TO COURT AND FORCE YALL TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN???? MY PARYERS ARE WITH SEAN LEVERT FAMILY.
@MZMAN33; WHAT DO YOU THINK OUGHT TO HAPPEN TO A PERSON KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE CHILDREN AND DON'T GIVE A DAM ABOUT THEM?? NOT TO MENTION HOW THE OTHER PARENT STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET. DO YOU THINK THE PARENT THAT DOESN'T SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN FINANCIALLY OR SOCIALLY SHOULD GO WITHOUT PUNISHMENT??
R.I.P Sean and Gerald. We Ohioans are missing you two. Please send us some music down from up above. Look out for us. Help us dry our tears. We miss you and love you. Just understand not all of us are just running off the mouth just to talk or be heard. God had his plan. He wanted two more flowers for his garden. Levert family keep your head up. Hold on to the children of both and give them extra hugs from their fathers. Again REST IN PEACE LEVERT BROTHERS..REST IN PEACE.
I'm going to get all of Levert's CDs...got a couple already but not all of them.
It's a wonder if Eddie Levert will ever sing again after this, he may sing at Sean's funeral but that will probably be it for him. Who could sing after this tragedy.
They just played "Stairway to Heaven" by the O'Jays...man I couldn't stop the tears from flowin.
I'm thinking that both brothers might of had a pre-existing condition. Just way to eerie how this happened.
mto's priorities are all screwed up, THIS is a top story, not bobbi kristina, are you kiddin' me?!?
r.i.p. sean, so sad...
i'm guessing his payments got set high and he couldn't keep up with them anymore...
Seanboogie: I agree with you. Some of these women are "gold" diggers. Looking for a way out of work, so they get pregnant by a famous person. Look at Heather McCartney, and Marla Trump are 2 examples. At least Juanita Jordan will have a life without Michael eventhough she walked away with something like $150 million. The laws must change or be amended. This is ridiculous. My heartfelt condolences to the Levert Family.
That is so sad that Eddie lost both of his sons at young ages...and I just refuse to believe that he was that distraught over being jailed due to his not paying child support. I could see if he was setup or something...grown men are responsible for the children they make and the government is sick of supporting other people's kids. Thats why they locking these dudes up. If u making babies, make sure u feeding them cause the system has NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU!
sorry to hear this.
I have a comment.i dont think that it is called for to call a mother out of her name because she does the RIGHT thing by taking a dead beat dad to court to seek monies that are OWED to the child or children. It's not her fault that he passed.It makes me sick to hear men(boys should I dare say) COMPLAIN about money going to there own child or children! Some people would rather put the money elsewhere than on there child. It is truly sick but instead of praise for the mother she gets called out of her name. get it together people. Put your children first.You just may need your childrens help when your older and can't do for yourself.
ARE......YOU......SERIOUS?.... I can not believe that some of you Simple ass men(and women) are on here blaming his "baby's mama"for his death... She did not kill Sean, if it was his time to go then it was his time to go!!!. and as far as her being selfish...PLEASE...he chose to get her pregnant, and i'm sure THEY chose not to be together for what ever reason...and you guys are mad @ her because she still expects for him to take care of his child..." a women want's a man to take care of his child.....what the hell was she thinking"!!!! If you make a child take care of it. Damn it's not that hard to figure out... quiet as it's kept, she may not have ask him for child support but if she is on the county and she list him as the childs father they come looking for him on their own without her even knowing until she get the first check.... you guys need to back the hell off, i'm sure she is hurtin!!! she had a relationship with Sean that NOBODY on here has had so respect the mother of Sean's kids.....Good evening
OMG THIS IS AWFUL, THERE POOR FAMILY SURELY IS STILL TRYING TO GET OVER THE UNTIMELY PASSING OF GERALD.
LET'S SEE WHAT THE "PIGS" EXCUSE IS FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM WHILE INCARCERATED.....KUS WE ALL KNOW THEY ARE DIRTY.
Damn! Really sad may he rest in peace.
@ SEANBOOGIE were your parents related? How can you put the blame on these or this women? He should have been taking care of his Kids. 90% of women will not take a man for child support unless he aint doing nothing or much of nothing. We have a hard enough time just trying to get these men to aknowledge and spend time with they're kids. You think the next thing we want to do is sit up in court with yall triflin asses for child support. Hell No! He should have been paying something, obviously he wasnt because they came and got him. and obviously these lame azz ni66s is the broke ones becasue they're the ones gettin locked up for not putting out for their own kids. You must be one of these lyin azz cocksuckers cause you goin hard. Does this hit home? Do me a favor and get off MTO and go get a job u BUM. And stop crying and whimpin bout what women get away with. Obviously he got it off long enough. They aint gonna lock u up over one missed payment he is backed the fucc up. Stop point fingers and MAN UP.
Oh wow. I feel for the father.
I'm sure it's a sad sad sad situation for a perent to experience their kids leaving this Earth before them. I can't even begin to imagine his pain.
It is very shocking to see people's attitudes toward the mother. I mean REALLY...are ya'll SERIOUS??? You make a baby...you gotta take care of it...point blank. Why do certain people feel like all the responsiblity should fall on the mother when she didn't make the baby by herself. Men know how to strap up if they don't want a baby. THESE KINDA ATTITUDES ARE EXACTLY PART OF THE REASON WHY THE BLACK COMMUNITY IS IN SUCH JEOPARDY!!!! Kids growing up, having a deadbeat father, having to go without, watching their single mother having to struggle. This only causes the kids to grow up and repeat the cycle.
Some people in the world are just out right ridiculous in their logic of thinking.
@luscious_vanilla...@goddie...@all who have the same point of view. It's about the children and being a man and SHOWING how wonderful it is to be a part of your childs life. This goes for the mom's that don't take care of there own children as well.Put your children before a man and stop having men around your kids. That is disrespectful and men stop having women around your kids.It seems that parenting is a joke in these days.
UMM imma act like you dont know better! SEANBOOGIE I'm not a bird at all. Buty it;s just annoying when all these men do is think about the money. Yes do yall forget it costs money to raise kids. 9 times out of 10 we are spending everyday with our child feeding them clothing them, making sure they have what they need for school ETC. Yeah all that costs money and when you have to do it by yourself it's even harder. But the deadbeats get to walk around without a care in the world about that damn child. Thats they sad part. Then yall want to cry and get all emotional and what not when we move on to someone that can help us. If your not going to be a father then dont bitch when we find someone who does not have a problem being the us and "OUR" Kids. Then yall wanna say "Oh she got another man around my child", so I aint paying. That when you find ya azz in jail because of your narrow minded thinking. IF YOU KNOW YOU WILL GO TO JAIL FOR NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT, SHUT THE FUCC UP AND PAY IT! I personally think that child support should go to the child, but it's her buisness what she decides to do with the money. If you want to track where your money is going then you should be there with your child. Point Blank. And if she gettin her nails done or an outfit or whatever with the check the most likley its coming from her pocket anyways because she probably had to pay for something else that your "LITTLE" check couldnt cover. Stop crying and take care of your kids.
HE WAS A DEAD BEAT DAD; SCREW HIM!!! His children went without while his fat ass was out eating everything in site! I wouldn't be surprised to hear the old heart attack, high blood pressure thing. Oh well!
SEANBOOGIE...I see that you aren't the brightest star in the sky. Let it be known that there PLENTY of men who receive child support from the mother. We even have cases of the fathers taking them to court to get their money due to having a deadbeat mother. It can go both ways. Take care of your babies people. I have 4 kids and I only have about 3 or 4 good outfits because the rest of my money goes to getting the kids clothes instead of me. But ask my husband how many clothes he has....he has less than me cause he taking care of his. If you take care of yours you will never be summoned to court. Plain & simple.
@Roni: thats cold, but I have to agree with you. My condolensces go out to the father that lost both of his sons. Im sure it was a heartattack. But to have went to jail from not supporting your kids, definitely a sorry ass.
I've never understood the rationale behind sending these men to jail. How do they hope to get the money if the individual is incarcerated??Do they ever put liens on property or cars?? Although I know sometimes these fathers don't own homes or at least they're not in their names. I just wonder how they expect them to come up with the money in jail OR maybe he's been given the opportunity and didn't come through, oh well. I did hear last week that Eddie did not know of Sean's child support situation (Eddie lives in Vegas) but was in the process of coming up with the money. I wish men would understand multiple children by multiple mothers will lead to a lifetime of stress, pressure, financial instability, depression, etc. Get a grip and use some form of birth control (EVEN IF IT MEANS A VASECTOMY)
REAL TALK TO SEAN/BOOGIE AND THE REST OF THE HATERS ON CHILD SUPPORT. IF ALL BLACK MEN WERE REAL MEN WHY DOES IT TAKE THE MAN TO MAKE THEM TAKE CARE OF THEIR SEEDS. STOP RUNNING UP IN HOES BARE BACK AND THEN CRYN ME A RIVER WHEN THEY GET YOU ON CHILDSUPPORT. ALL KIDS EAT EVERYDAY NOT JUST WHEN A BROTHER CAN PAY.HELL GET TO JOBS, WASH SOME WINDOWS,SELL SOME D-CK.JUST HANDLE YO BUSINESS. AND TO ALL THOSE WHO WONDERING IM NOT ANYBODIES BABYMOMA PUT I AM SOMEONES EX AND HE DOES WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO. BLACK WOMEN RESPECT YOURSELVES AND STOP LETTING THESE MEN MAKE YOU THEIR BABYMOMAS GET A RING BEFORE YOU HAVE THEM KIDS. LEGALIZE YOUR UNIONS AND IN THE LONG RUN IT WILL BE BETTER FOR YOU AND THE CHILDREN.
OKAY SOME OF YOU ARE INSENSITIVE AS HARDENED SHYT.
Damn THE MAN IS DEAD....okay so he had to go to jail for not paying child support. He did that. But to sit here and say that's what killed him is not only dumb it's moronic.
Damn can't yall express condolonces instead of tearin' a dead man down. Got damn I don't believe some of yall iggnant azzes. Pray for the family and stop making assumptions. Goodness...bunch of phuckin' morons.
I dont even have kids and I am aware that in order for a child to qualify for some benefits the mother MUST go after child support. MEANING :IF SHE DOESNT HER CHILD GOES WITHOUT FURTHER MEANING IT IS THE GOVERNMENT THAT PURSUES THE MONEY. granted there are golddiggers but personally Ive met more male than female ones
besides only broke n/i/g/g/a/s use a posting where everybody else is expressing thier condolonces for that kind of petty mess
BACK ON SUBJECT:
Father God strenghten the Levert family
Glory58, I PERSONALLY have been with 2 MEGASTARS who were ready, willing, and had NO reservations about running up in me rawdog, no rubber, skeenyweenie, no protection. I HAD the sense to say NO !!! I didn't want anymore kids, plus I didn't know where their dirty kawks had been the night before, the week before, etc. I thought to myself "If he is so willing to screw me without protection, how many others has he been with?" So, you see, not all of us are goldiggers who look to get knocked up by celebs; I coulda been CHILLIN' right now with superstar 1 or superstar 2's kid...but I had MYSELF to think about...and I proudly went back to my ordinary life and ordinary job with my dignity, health, and uterus intact. RIP Gerald and Sean, much love and prayers to the Leverts.
wow this is really sad and my heart goes out t the leverts for this horrible loss. as for all the negatives comments posted about the baby moms he should have paid his child support. i am a working mom with 2 kids and my daughters father is a deadbeat dad. he paid me 100 dollars a month for 10 years i finally went to court and got an increase. i am not a goldigger but damn you do have to take care of your kids. i had my son last year and am about to marry his dad in june so of course he dad says hes not paying for my wedding. sorry to bust his damn bubble but a hundred dollars dont help with shit.Basically help with ur kids and dont get salty when the other party moves on stoppin hatin on her cause she wanted or they wanted help with their kids. i am sure he was a good guy but good guy dont pay the rent. rip levert
u know of me, not about me. u so quick 2 judge me, it sounds like to me u r 1 of those rejected ass bitches that gets a kick out of being down at child support. momma's baby daddy maybe. if u think i give 2 shits a fuckk about some rejected ass woman tryin' to get redemption on being a silly, lazy ass trick then u truly have me fucked up. i would rather have a man cooking, cleaning, spending time with my child (by the way i only have 1 11 yr old and i am still with my hubby) rather than trying to hunt him down for 40-90/week. and if you have to hunt a man down, then that should let u know how u stood with him off rip. u need 2 prepare yourself for when your child grows up and ask about daddy, then what u gone say i was at the club got fucked and had u. sounds like to me if you worrying about being a good parent, keep your ass out the club looking 4 yo baby daddy and put more emphasis on getting an education or better yet take your trifalen ass 2 work like the rest of women do. stop trying to take advantage of welfare, child support, etc and get a real job and life. just like he had choices the woman does to 1-abortion or 2-swallow. dont need condoms i'm married and my honey actually wanted my child so....
so sad R.I.P Sean, my prayers are with the Levert family.
MTO you bunch of bitches could have at least put this as the top story and out of all the pictures he has, you put up his mugshot? You all are a bunch of trifling bastards!!
I think Mr. Levert should be ashamed of the way he treated his son in his final days. Mr. Levert has been a millionaire since the seventies and could have easily paid the 80,00 and the judge would have settled for 40,000. Instead his son died in a prison handcuffed to a hospital bed with a prison guard as his last image to look at before he died, no family no friends, just like a common criminal. I don't care what kind of relationship Mr. Levert had with his son and what kind of tough love he wanted to teach him, his son was too soft to handle prison and he should have paid the money period no excuses. Imagine that Mr. Levert a millionaire had to go to the jail morgue to identify his son in a orange prison jumpsuit in handcuffs with his inmate number. In this case I blame his father for a not teaching him to be a man and take responsibility for his children and pay for them and b not standing up for him in court when it counted as father and getting him out of the legal mess he got into. This is a case when "keeping it real" goes wrong, and all the money in the world can't fix that when he takes off his $40,000 Rolex and jewlery everynight that he could have had his son alive and out of prison. Mr. Levert is at fault for this one, I have seen parents mortgage their homes to keep their kids out of jail.
My condolences go out to the Levert family. The entire family remains in my prayers. My heart hurts for Eddie to have lost two children within a year. No parent expects to out live there children. May Sean and Eddie Rest in Peace.
Some of you really need to respect the family and not use this particular forum to vent about your own "baby momma drama!" Let's keep in mind a man lost his life and a family is grieving. I pray that all of the people that are speaking negatively will not have to endure people speaking crap about you and yours at your family funeral!!!!
R.I.P. Sean and Gerald.
@ nan.just like he had choices the woman does to 1-abortion or 2-swallow. that's nasty.U tell this lady to educate herself and yet every word seems to be a curse word. Then you state murder and even worse the second statement u made. ewwwwwwwwwwwww. nasty
@ jonas. How can u blame his father????Were you present in there household? How do you know what he did'nt do?? AS THE OLD SAYING GOES.....YOU TEACH YOUR CHILD THE RIGHTS AND WRONGS AND WHEN THEY BECOME GROWN,YOU CAN ONLY HOPE THAT THEY LISTEN.You cannot follow behind your grown children and heep holding there hand. At that age you should know better.He had those children,NOT HIS FATHER!!!!!
Robii thank you for that, because some of these people are forgetting that this man has died! Never mind the issues he was dealing with! And I'm sure Eddie Levert and family has to be devastated. Two talented Levert brothers gone. My condolences to his family.
And to the dummy yelling first on a serious topic like this...Get a life. You're sad!
Let me just say my heart and condolences go out to the Levert family. To lose two people in less than a year is heartrbeaking. My prayers go out to them. R.I.P Gerald and Sean.
Secondly, we know we can be ignorant sometimes. By we I mean the comments above. Jail,the media, nor his baby mama/wife killed this man. He had health issues that were clearly not being addressed while he was in jail because if im not mistaken, they take your meds from you when you go in, depending on where he was. Im sure stress also played a role. So let's not go blaming outside sources for this man's death. Because if you believe in GOD it was simply his time to go.
D@MN, D@MN, D@MN.. Words can not express how hurt the family is right now! Ok thats out of the way.... Children have to eat and have a place to sleep everyday, not just when daddy decides to send a little change to his baby's mama, its unfortunate that he died while the law was forcing him to take care of his responsibilies...AIN'T NO GOOD GONNA COME TO ANY PARENT NOT PAYING THEIR CHILD SUPPORT.
Let not focus on this man not paying child support but the fact that this child would never see thier father again. It's ashame how he died but I rather have my dad in my life and spend as much time with him than recieve a paycheck in the mail every month.RIP Sean Levert
sean boggie is right and most of these golddigger hoes are no good video hoes, mostly black hoodrat who think being in a video or having a baby wth a celebrity ismore important than education any women wholocks he rman up over child support ought to be lokc up for using the money other than on the child no good ho
My Condolences go out to Eddie Levert first and foremost....My prayers will be for the entire LEVERT family. Such a tragedy within almost 2 years time they have lost 2 family members. RIP SEAN. I know you and GERALD are together again makin some beautiful music..........
@MZNAN33, FIRST OF ALL, I DON'T WANT TO KNOW YOU! YOUR NOT MY TYPE OF CROWD. 2ND, YES I AM A SINGLE PARENT OF ONE. I WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK, I HAVE NEVER BEEN ON WELFARE! MY SON IS AN HONOR ROLL STUDENT! SO THAT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU, I'M NOT LAZY! MY SON'S FATHER NEVER GAVE ME A DIME, SO THAT'S WHY I HAD TO PUT HIM ON CHILD SUPPORT. I THINK YOUR'ER BEING INSENSITIVE TO OTHER WOMEN. I ACTUALLY THOUGHT YOU WERE A MAN WITH YOUR COMMENTS. ANYWAY, I STILL THINK YOUR'ER IGNORANT!
I wish u would stop. it sounds like u r tryin' 2 pick my brain, it won't work. as far as me being a man (so u thought), it's the same thing like u pickin' your baby daddy you thought... I'm not big on women who make the excuses that you have made in your last couple of posting.
if i lost my job or him, well that's what happens you adapt. fortunately i have a college degree so things like that don't bother me, i didn't think at 1st it was necessary to obtain a degree, but after exhausting all of my possibilites (depending on a man, living with family, etc) i did what was best for myself. I don't use my child as an excuse, nor do I use her as a paycheck. the people in the courts don't care about you, all they are worried about is there % of your check. they don't care. how can u one minute look at that man in a loving, sexual way, then the next want his body delivered to the dept. of corrections? it sounds like you know u made a mistake and instead of standing up and being a woman and a mother, you in fact sound like a coward. this economy is one step from a recession, we all are facing something we aren't familiar with. welfare (it was originally called mother's pension during the war and they only received $11/month) and child support only re-gress the black family, not progress. but as long as we have individuals that use it as a crutch it will still exsist. i won't feel sorry just because i knew that i had other options and i refuse to lead my life the way that someone else wants me to. had u ever thought maybe he can't provide in a monetary way, but maybe its something or some other way he could? does he have a wife or another baby mama that he's with? its something 'cause you sound bitter and angry? how r u gone grow if u can't let go? if u do get support that's must b how u r coping with the fact, that he didn't want u but that doesn't say anything 4 your child. by know u should've found another companion and moved on. god didn't put u on this earth 2 punish your baby daddy, he hasn't given u anything u can't handle you just choose to believe it. maybe u should petition the court to have supervised visitation. just 'cause he hasn't been there, don't mean he can't now. don't put a question mark where god put a period. u need to put your feelings aside and worry about your child's. u got 2 know him (and now u don't), y can't your child get to know him. its gone back fire on you once that child is older and has his or her own family. u r the mother but eventually they are gone want to know the father, and wonder y u kept them from him.
after all is said and done, now they believe that sean may have been killed by the jailers. he ultimately may have lost his life over $$$$$. i hope that his family can find peace and cope with their loss. as far as his children goes, i just think that its not fair to them that now they will never b able 2 speak to him again, play with him, or experience something that money can't buy and that's the love of a father.
"1 slip or ignorance of the law could send them back to slavery" this is quote from a book in regards to free blacks during slavery that wanted to be free and either attend school or wanted to live their lives away from the slave master. they could b free but if they were caught w/o their free papers, or if the whites wanted to lie and say they wasn't free then they automatically was sent back to slavery. they didn't have options, but we do. we should stick together as a whole, because they way the economy is going we may be one step away from being like our ancestors. slaves were looked at as an economic gain, blacks worked hard for cheap, whites couldn't produce the amount supply like blacks, and the indians couldn't either or it would have exterminated their race. just 'cause they abolished slavery (well the president signed the bill to allow that for another 25 years), doesn't mean we aren't still feeling the effects. the black family back then had no choice but to stay together, it was either slavery, be sold and broke up, or death. (From Slavery to Freedom by John Franklin and Alfred Moss). u should pick up a copy and read it, when you get done and see how we were treated you may look at life in a different perspective.
@mznan33, I THINK WE SHOULD AGREE TO DISAGREE. I KNOW THERE ARE ALOT OF DEADBEAT PARENTS OUT THERE THAT DON'T CARE ABOUT THERE CHILDREN. THE FACT STILL REMAINS THAT THOSE SINGLE PARENTS ARE STRUGGLING JUST TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE. AND I UNDERSTAND YOUR VIEW POINT. BUT, HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE THINK LIKE YOU?? AT FIRST I WAS BITTER BUT I'M SO OVER MY SON'S FATHER, AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE WANTS ME BACK, BUT BECAUSE HE WASN'T THERE PHYSICALLY FOR HIS SON OR FINICIALLY, OR NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL, I HAVE NO LOVE FOR HIM AT ALL. ANYWAY, HE NEEDS TO PERFORM A MIRICLE FOR ME TO TAKE HIM BACK. THERE WAS NO SUPPORT AT ALL! SO I THINK CHILD SUPPORT FORCES A MAN TO BE A MAN.
so u think 'cause i'm married its not hard? u r lookin' at the glass 1/2 full. don't get my confidence confused with reality. we made a child, and we (as adults) will take care of her (whether its financially, physically, etc.). there wasn't a court there when we conceived her, and there won't be a court there 2 tell me how 2 raise her. i don't look 4 pitty from no one, my main goal is 2 raise her (whether he's here physically or not) 2 the best of my abilities. its gone b times we won't have money for bills, food, clothes, etc. that doesn't mean its a fault of mines or his, that's just life. in my case i'm just glad that all the men who could've been her daddy, i was able 2 shovel through their shit and find someone who wanted 1-me, 2-our baby, and 3-our family. the 1st commandement "though shall not put another god before me", don't get caught up with him wanting u back, or performing a miracle, u chose him 2 b the DAD. so what he hasn't been there u will b suprised how much a few minutes, hours, or days he spends with your child (away from u) would make a difference in your baby life. unless u like having power over him, or getting the money to say just 'cause, 4-get the past and concentrate on the future (whether u like it or not he's the baby daddy he's always gone b a part of your future 4 the baby sake at least. 1st time is a mistake, 2nd time is intentional; don't get caught up in sex, or listening 2 kitty boo-boo excuses. worry about your child 1st, god put you in this situation and god will take care of it. u may have worried about food, bills, etc but i bet u ate maybe not what u wanted but u ate.