Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day Fathers, Everywhere

Today we surrender the blog to Dr Boyce Watkins and his positive message to Black Fathers Everywhere.

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Quick note From Dr. Boyce Watkins:
Hey to the YBW family.  I decided that on this father's day, we would provide balance to the conversation about fatherhood in black America.  While most of us are accustomed to the data regarding all the men who've chosen to surrender their manhood by not managing their responsibility, there are millions of black dads around America who step up to the plate every single day, and those fathers deserve to be honored.
So, we decided at Your Black World to do two things:  1) Celebrate empowered fathers who continue to show the love to women and children that they deserve, and 2) place a mandate on the backs of ALL OF US to let deadbeat dads know that their behavior will no longer be tolerated.   The city of New York uses the slogan "If you see something, say something," in the War on Terror.  Well, this slogan can be used in the War on Deadbeat Dads. 
So, for that uncle, cousin, brother, boyfriend, son or best friend in your life who isn't handling his responsibility in a conscientious manner, let him know that his actions are intolerable, unacceptable and not reflective of what the black community represents.  Deadbeat dads must be informed that it is no longer cute, funny or forgiveable for a man to reproduce in an irresponsible manner and then think that it's OK to abandon his seed.  We must all take a stand right now, for our children are depending on us to speak the uncomfortable truth.
Be well, God bless and Happy Father's Day,
Dr. Boyce Watkins
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