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I truly believe that all who were involved in the Darrion Albert beating should be given the maximum penalty that the law would allow for an adult who commits such a heinous crime as the one committed by those children on that dreadful…Continue
I’m a firm believer that two parent household; where mother and father live under the same roof is the ideal situation but unfortunately we don't live in a utopia. While I don’t hold firmly to all statistics I do believe they hold some relevance; put tends to be partial depending on who’s taking them and who their being taken on. Case in point…Continue
I am an author, speaker, thinker, and blogger with two books to my credit. More importantly, I am the proud father of three beautiful, bright, and gifted girls. I am humbled and thankful to God for all that I have as well as for the things that I have not yet obtained.
My first book entitled ‘WHO’S YOUR DADDY?', it is not just another one of your usual books about how to be a father but rather a book about fatherhood. I believe that there is a cause that has the power to change the course of our society, heal the ills of our communities, and determine future of our very existence. It is a cause of great significance, but its significance has been weakened by the prison system, capitalism, social genocide, irresponsibility, and absenteeism. And yet the power of this cause remains unmatched, unmistakable, and irreplaceable; its effects are absolute and irrefutable
We who call ourselves men must recommit and realign ourselves to this cause; for it is the only true answer to our societal illnesses; that cause is fatherhood. FATHERHOOD IS THE MISSING LINK AND IS VITAL IF WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT SOLVING SOCIAL, COMMUNAL, AND ECONOMICAL DEPRIVATION. We can balance budgets, start new programs, even infuse jobs into our communities; but until we have a campaign that will inspire fathers to get involved in the lives of their children and communities we are building on sand. When men cleave to fatherhood as much as we do our social, political, & religious agendas, only then will we secure a future for our children and our communities. It is all about loving and being involved with the greatest blessing that God could give to any man or woman…our children. I firmly believe that even incarcerated fathers have the responsibility and should be involved parents; ways to do this is talked about in the chapter entitled “Locked Up, They Won’t Let Me Out”. “Successful incarcerated father are those who make sure that the only reason their children will ever step foot in a prison is when they come to visit them.”~Excerpts from WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
Fathers are a diverse group of people, we come in all sizes, array colors, from many social, political and religious background, but we share one common moral responsibility that is greater than our differences; and that my friend is fatherhood. With this vast array of diversity, our feet should be firmly planted on this common grounds and build around this common cause…fatherhood. We are linked by this common cause and bound by its common duty. There is no greater cause, for which a man should sacrifice himself for; and there is no greater duty that he will ever perform than that of fatherhood. “And yet with all our imperfections and human mistakes, to them (our children), we are the closest thing to God.” ~Excerpt from WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
My second book is entitled “The Wholly BlackBook” subtitled “Kings And Queens In A Multicultural Society”. The book is my personal memoir that explores the empowerment of the Black community as a whole through the examination or observation of our own mental and emotional processes and progression in society. It explores methods of empowerment through internal evaluation and self-exploration of our true identity. This causes us to let go of negative stereotypes that others and even ourselves have allowed to define use. It is important that we embrace and not compromise our African American/Afrocentric customs and traditions; we must deeply embedding them into our community and children. We must strengthen and establish our own community; not that we can become separate from other races or superior to them; or them to us but, so that we can be a unique collaborator with unique abilities and cultures whereby becoming a valued and important factor in a multicultural society. This book doesn’t believe in the superiority of any race only the uniqueness that each race has to offer.
We must begin to lay emphasis on the genuine novelty and the apparent distinctness of who we are. We are people of immense greatness, kings, queens, princes, and princesses, noble people of dignity; and we must emphasize this without prejudice, shame, or bigotry. For we are not the only race endowed with these attributes and certain uniqueness. Every race has gift’s and abilities that are unique to that race. And it behooves all of us to respect them. Our differences are the glue that bonds us together as human beings.
Our accomplishments as people of color can only be evident when we begin eliminating that which has kept us in bondage, that which is much stronger than the physical chains that once bound us. They are the shackles of cynicism and mistrust that we have towards each other. Mistrust keeps us from hitting the mark of greatness; it divorced from each other; it keeps us from being whole as a race. We must trustingly forge together our abilities, talents, gifts, and visions for the future putting finally to rest the insidiousness of mistrust. The path to restoring us to a people of greatness can only happen when we begin eliminating the distrust and delusions embedded in us. Delusion is defined as an “unshakable belief in something untrue.” We must unshackle our minds from misconceptions that we have embraced for so long; misconceptions that we have allowed to defining who we are. We must free ourselves from the negative behaviors that perpetuate the stereotypes. We must begin the mental and behavioral process of defining who we are. We must dispel the images of what others see us as or want us to be perceived as. We must update our resume to humanity so that others will notice our qualifications, experiences, and the uniqueness that we have to offer to humanity and an ever so growing multicultural society. Greatness can only happen when we stop perpetuating the negative stereotypes of who we are not, only this will eliminate the false negative perceptions about who we are. Ultimately illuminating the greatness that is in us. This book comes in volumes.
My hope is that these books will have an impact on us as a community, as fathers, as mothers and our children. The loving involvement of parents and the empowerment of our community is a vital necessity for every child; its residual effects will strengthen us as a people for ages to come.
ALL ARE WELCOME!