absent fathers

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Sorry, Racism: Black Men Are Actually Amazing Dads According To New Study | Thought Catalog

An interesting new study just came out from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the level of paternal involvement in different areas of their kids’ lives. Several variables were tracked in the study, but one glaring piece of information is making headlines: Black men are at least as involved in the lives of their children … Continue reading

Remembering and Recognizing Our Song.

Tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born. Here is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought … Continue reading

“Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me” by Daniel Beaty

by Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Artist) “Every morning, I play a game with my father. He goes knock knock on my door and I pretend to be asleep till he gets right next to the bed. And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.” But what happens when, one day, that “knock knock” doesn’t … Continue reading

Brockton Fatherhood Program works to help men overcome challenges

For the men in the Brockton Area Fatherhood Program it’s not about being the perfect dad, said probation officer Randy Horton, 54, a father of three, who has run the program for the past 14 years. “The whole premise, and what I tell the men, is to be the best father that they can be,” … Continue reading

The Difference Between a Man and a Boy

You know the guy. He’s a friend of yours. Everyone knows the guy who’d rather play video games 24/7 and live in his parents’ basement. You know, the guy who takes the storyline behind his favorite board game a wee bit too seriously. Yeah, you know the guy, as do I. I think I’ve figured … Continue reading

Honor Fathers…the good and the bad

Fathers’ paving the way, desires the best, has endured much test. Will not candy coat the truth, the foundation of the home. He walks towards many storms to protect. Mess with his family, he will hunt to arrest. He’s been given the authority, to bestow identity to his family… Many of us dream of having … Continue reading

The Empowerment Vessel – Black Male Crisis – Self Image

The issue of the “Crisis of The Black Male” is truly one that is tearing at my heart, and provoking my aggression to cause a change, “by any means necessary.” I recently read an article that quite frankly expressed that we have lost a generation of black boys. It further expressed that the adverse effects … Continue reading

Proud Poppas United talk with Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson

Proud Poppas United meet with Psychologist & Educator, Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson to get his view on the current absent father epidemic in the black communities. PPU: What are your thoughts on the current “absent father” epidemic? Is it a problem that is inherited or programmed into our family structure? PPU: How important is it for … Continue reading

The story behind the Cry heard around the world – Intervention: Rocky Lockridge

A powerful documentary and testimony from an intervention by the sons of former World Boxing Champion, Rocky Lockridge. The two sons state due to depression and drugs, their father was absent for most of their lives. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/embed/23425 Shocking ‘Intervention’ story on addicted boxer   MOST ASTONISHING EPISODE YET FOR THIS AMAZING SERIES By ADAM BUCKMAN “Intervention” … Continue reading

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