Joy of Romeo

Inspiring the balance of motherhood, career, and healing.

Georgina Joy Dukes & Romeo Jordan

About Us

When My Beautiful Black Boy Grows from Cute to a Threat

I am the mother of a brilliant eight-year-old boy. His name is Romeo and I love him very much. He has this beautiful dark curly hair that always smells like coconut. When he smiles, his sweet little eyes disappear in his cheeks and his smile becomes so contagious that you can’t help but smile back at him. When we are out and about, I constantly get compliments about how cute and adorable my Romeo is …but soon those “cute” compliments will fade and none of the aforementioned will matter because he is BLACK....

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I Caught My Child Stealing. Here’s What I Did Next.

The opportunity to learn from a mistake & make things right should always be an option given to anyone who may have done something wrong. A couple of weeks ago, my son, Romeo, made a huge mistake. He stole a book from the school library because the librarian would only allow him to check out two books and he wanted three. He tried to keep the books hidden from me but “Mama always knows”. I knew something was wrong because he was acting guilty and ashamed. When I questioned him, he finally told me what he did. I was furious...

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Sticks & Stones May Break My Bones

Have you ever been called names?Have you ever been laughed at because of the way you dress, a feature on your body, or another unique characteristic? If so, my friend, you are not alone! I remember when other children made fun of me growing up. The kids would call me fat, ugly, geeky, and so many other cruel words. Those words would hurt my feelings and tear my confidence apart.

I would run to my grandma and she would tell me this saying over and over...

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Joy of Romeo is growing!

We have a new edition to our family! Meet Joy's fiance, Traveon Harris! Stay tuned to learn more about Traveon's journey with the Joy of Romeo.

Thank you for this [blog post] and call to action. Thank you for your courage and outreach. It’s one of the most important pieces I’ve read this year. I am committed to your call. A mother’s love is powerful. In solidarity, we are more powerful still.

Janice

This is a great shirt with a cool message. We love the colors and the box it came in. Joy of Romeo is a great reminder to teach and model for our kids what it means to show love to everyone.

Natasha

Georgina. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is heartbreaking, and shows how so much is wrong in our world. I will stand with you as your ally, listening to you, teaching myself all I can about racism and social injustice in America. I promise to march, send letters, call, and listen and learn. Peace and love to you.

Sarah