Our Mission and Purpose
Chicago's Black Moms Rock is a voice and support group for Black Mothers. CBMR welcomes Black mothers of all religions, all educational backgrounds, and income levels. Anyone who supports the mission of CBMR is welcome to join.
CBMR Board consists of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Prayer Advisor, and Activity Coordinator. From time to time, CBMR will establish web-based support and a regular column in our newsletter. Newsletters will address the community, such as events, support groups, Like Her teen program for brown girls support, CBMR Entrepreneurs, or Homeschooling Moms. The Activity coordinator and team are available to help plan activities for our organization.
CBMR's Direction is provided by a Board of a dedicated group of volunteers. The CBMR Board meets regularly to, among other things, determine ways to assist members in their efforts to support other members, plan community service projects and events, and establish policies and procedures.
CBMR serves as an advocate for those mothers and encourages the spirit of community activism within its membership. In 2018, Our President Shelonda Hassell- Adegbaye and her mother had a conversation about Black women/mothers needing to be recognized for all that we do. As well as mothers need to be motivated, helped, inspired, loved, cared for, get a chance to tell their stories through testimonies, be able to link and enjoy each other without drama, spread good news, give advice when needed, and most importantly share the Love of Jesus Christ is a must through prayer and everything we do. They also discussed Closing the Gap on minority achievement which focuses on health, education, and financial disparities that currently exist in our country.
On February 27th, 2019, Shelonda's mother made her transition to be with the Lord. This was a shock and a hard loss to everyone that knew her. Many knew what type of Woman, mother, Evangelist, Prayer warrior, Motivational Speaker, and Strongwoman Elder Sarah Diane Hassell was. So Shelonda decided to move forward with the group and carry out her dreams and passions to help Black Mothers in every way possible.
On May 3rd, one of Shelonda's brothers made his transition as well to be with the Lord. This hit even harder for her because she never grieved her mom properly. She's probably one of the strongest people many may know. During this time she felt weak, but she never showed it. She thought her world was coming to an end but, God was her strength through it all. God comforts her as well as the prayers from family and friends. Shelonda has so many great things in store for all of us.
This is a Judge Free Zone Group. There is no right or wrong question or answer. CBMR is built on respect. We are here to help, bless, promote, and inspire each other. We asked daily that we keep each other in prayer and cover all of our families as well.