Baltimore Black Kids Escape to Trump Country

A year and a half ago, my wife Mary and I moved closer to our parents.  We relocated from Florida to what I nicknamed “Trump Country USA,” a tiny town in West Virginia.  I’ve seen MAGA cap–wearers and a few lawns with old Trump signs.

Our tiny town emits Christian traditional American values.  We enjoy the annual Christmas and July 4th parades.  Only a handful of blacks, which includes me, live here.

A few days after we moved into our home, our neighbor Meg welcomed us with a homemade apple pie.  Meg recently called and asked us to help with the “Friends of the Library” picnic for the kids.  The last thing I wanted to do was to spend a day with screaming kids.  Yet Mary and I knew God was setting us up to be a blessing.

The picnic was a blast.  Mary and I helped serve food, play games, and clean up afterward.  Our town’s volunteer fire department truck sprayed the kids with water.  They loved it.

I learned that the Friends of the Library summer reading program is solely funded by community fundraising events.  Two days a week, kids of all ages are read books and read books at the town library.  The theme this year was “Space” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. landing on the moon.  The kids were even treated to a road trip to a space museum.  I thought, “Wow, this town is a living breathing Norman Rockwell painting.”

At the picnic, I met an extremely bright, articulate 15-year-old black kid and his three younger siblings.  Mary read in the local newspaper that he is the best runner in the county, receiving offers and scholarships.


His grandmother is white.  She moved him and his three siblings from the Baltimore projects to live with her because their parents are drug addicts.  She laid down the law to her grandson that his Baltimore thug attitude would not be tolerated in her home.  Grandma’s tough love parenting worked.

If you watched the Democratic presidential debates, you could conclude that everyone and everything in America is racist.  In my tiny town of Trump voters, everyone appears to embrace and support the four black kids who escaped the hood of Baltimore.

Folks, I have high hopes for this kid, the runner.  I see greatness in him.  He has a calm spirit.  He is academically solid and trains hard, running several miles every day.  I gave him fatherly advice to stay focused on his dreams.  He replied, “Yes sir.”

It is amazing what a child can achieve once he is distanced from the destructive atmosphere of a Democrat-controlled city.  Despicably, Democrats and fake news media relentlessly seek to fill black youths with victim mindsets — hate for their country and hate for Trump voters.

I trust that God will give me more opportunities to mentor my young runner.  Prayerfully, I will open his eyes to the truth that he is blessed to be an American and that America is the greatest land of opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for their dreams.  I look forward to seeing my runner on team USA in the Olympics.  That will be awesome!

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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10 comments for “Baltimore Black Kids Escape to Trump Country

  1. August 4, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Thank you, Mr. Marcus. Sounds like it was a great experience; thank you for sharing it. And I hope the teen runner hits the big time like the Olympics. Peace, John Tom Ament

  2. Bruce Fykes
    August 4, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Lloyd Marcus, you are a GREAT AMERICAN ! God bless you and your family.

  3. Rita McDonough
    August 4, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Thank you for that wonderful article! I remember back in the 60’s when there was no racism in my highschool. In fact the blacks were some of our best friends. I actually sang in a group with a couple of black classmates. It is so sad that since Obama, everything is racist now. Your town sounds great. My husband was also a very good runner…I hope that young man doesn’t give up on his dream. With your encouragement he should go a long way. Thank you so much for your faithfulness. God bless you and your wife. We left CA a couple years ago because of the crazy laws the left are making there.

  4. Linda
    August 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Dear Mr. Marcus, Thank you for your wonderful article! God help us if all Americans truly begin to believe the bs the left is handing out. I have found that Americans love kids, the flag and our military, We support any and all that try to get ahead on their own merits and pray that God will make these crazy, manipulated days be shortened. Enjoy your days in beautiful West Virginia, where good people abound (as in all of the rest of the 49). Blessings friend.

  5. August 4, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    It pains me to see the city where I was born, where my parents spent most of their lives, and where so many of my relatives still live, or who live nearby as in across the Potomac from DC, or just up river from Annapolis, or Glen Burniie or Dundalk or Sykesville, and environs. Thank you for your article, Mr. Marcus. Well said.

  6. John T Ament
    August 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you for your column !

  7. John T Ament
    August 4, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    My initial comment seems to have been lost in electronic oblivion. So I’ll repeat it. It pains me to see what has happened in the city of my birth, and the city of most of my parents’ lives, and where many of my cousins live, either in Baltimore itself or its environs such as Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Annapolis. Most of my growing up occurred outside DC, up against Joint Base Andrews, in Forestville, but uncles, aunts, cousins, great uncles and great aunts and grandparents visited us from Baltimore or we visited them in Baltimore. All the grandparents, uncles and aunts, great uncles adn great aunts are gone now, as are my parents, but Facebook allows easy contact with cousins, nieces, nephews, and my siblings in and around Baltimore. Not to mention all the great history of that city and history of our nation that occurred there, and even the history of my church, the Catholic Church, given Cardinal James Gibbon, John Carroll, and Charles Carroll.

  8. Chris
    August 4, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed your article. I live in SC in a small town. I have known a few “real racists”, but they are few and far between. I have seen other older people who would use the “N” word, but in watching them live their lives, they would never mistreat anyone. Fortunately, most people are just trying to live their lives and take care of their families.

  9. Steve
    August 4, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Right on brother. We are truly all in this together. The forces of spiritual wickedness try to divide and conquer us. A faithful remnant rejects the lies.

    Our numbers are growing despite the full on war being waged against us. Come let them try to get my flag, guns or Bible.

  10. August 4, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Loved your article. West Virginia is truly the best place to live. Glad you and your wife are enjoying it. The kids in my county are remarkable especially those involved in 4-H they develop a leadership quality you don’t always find, I worked in the Extension office with 4-H for over 20 years.

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