Piggybacking off my Fathers Day post, I wanted to help spread this story from the news: “Obama tells black fathers to engage their children”.
I think he needs to set up a council that I can join to help negligent, trifling & otherwise crappy fathers become men, parents & examples of greatness.
I hope Barack’s status in the world can engage loser fathers & make them want to be & act better. At this point, many great Black leaders have called fathers out but many seem not to get it. I guess if Barack cannot do, who the fuck can. I am not saying that Barack is the answer to all
the world’s problems but……
CHICAGO — Barack Obama celebrated Father’s Day by calling on black fathers, who he said are “missing from too many lives and too many homes,” to become active in raising their children.
“They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men. And the foundations of our families are weaker because of it,” the Democratic presidential candidate said Sunday at a largely black church in his hometown.
Reminding the congregation of his firsthand experience growing up without a father, Obama said he was lucky to have loving grandparents who helped his mother. He got support, second chances and scholarships that helped him get an education. Obama’s father left when he was 2.
“A lot of children don’t get those chances. There is no margin for error in their lives,” said Obama, an Illinois senator.
“I resolved many years ago that it was my obligation to break the cycle — that if I could be anything in life, I would be a good father to my girls,” added Obama, whose daughters, Sasha and Malia, and his wife, Michelle, watched from the audience.
…”Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father,” he said. “It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”… (Read More Here)