Kimberly Gill has candid conversation with black mothers about having ‘the talk’ with their children

In the moments before George Floyd’s life was ending, one of the last things he did was call for his mother.

DETROIT – In the moments before George Floyd’s life was ending, one of the last things he did was call for his mother.

I’m a mother and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t look at my son and wonder how much longer I have before he begins to lose his innocence. When will people see him as a threat? And, ultimately, when will I have to have “the talk?”

I sat down with three local mothers who are raising black children to get some advice.

Tiffany Douglas, Wendy Batiste-Johnson and Petra Hurt each have two children ranging in age from 10-24 years old.

They’ve all had “the talk” with their children -- some as early as third grade. We sad down for a socially distance candid conversation.

Hear from the mothers in the video above -- and watch part 2 below:

In the moments before George Floyd’s life was ending, one of the last things he did was call for his mother.


About the Author:

Kimberly Gill joined the Local 4 News team in November 2014. She was named Personality of the Year in 2009 by the Ohio Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. She’s also a two-time Emmy winner.