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  • don bosch 2:46 pm on 01/16/2015 Permalink
    Tags: , fatherhoo, , minority fathers, The Bonc, The Bond   

    NBC Today video: Three Fatherless Black Men Become Doctors.

    On the Today show 3 men tell their story of not having fathers in their lives and how they made a promise to each other to make it without their fathers involved.

    The video covers a lot more territory than this pull quote suggests. Doctors Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt go into some depth about how tough it was growing up without fathers, and how vital that relationship is despite (or because of) their own experience. I was also impressed that the interviewer connected with them by also acknowledging that he too grew up fatherless. Definitely worth a watch.

    Get a copy of their important book The Bond – Three Young Men Learn to Forgive and Reconnect With Their Fathers here.

  • don bosch 1:34 pm on 09/02/2014 Permalink
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    The state has no use for fathers. Especially black ones.

  • don bosch 8:31 am on 08/26/2014 Permalink
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    The million father march – dads walking their kids to school – is the biggest movement you’ve probably never heard of. 

    The Million Father March is an opportunity for Black men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year.

    On the first day of school each year since the March began in 2004, Black fathers, relatives, men, and significant male caregivers are asked to take their children to their first day of school across the country and around the world. Fathers, grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family will participate in the event.

    While this event was created for Black men, men and women of all races, nationalities and faith backgrounds are also encouraged to take children to school on this first day. The Black Star Project also asks elementary and high schools; school districts and school boards; colleges and universities; pre-schools, nursery schools, and Headstarts; public, private, parochial and religious schools; urban, suburban and rural schools to participate in this event.

    Additionally, we recruit the support of local school councils, community organizations, parent associations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, elected officials, chambers of commerce and businesses should support and participate in the Million Father March.

    Where’s Obama and Sharpton and all the rest?

    YOU, on the other hand, can register here to become your own community organizer, just like I did.

  • don bosch 8:53 am on 08/07/2014 Permalink
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    The myth of the absent black father:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores as an important contributor to public health and child development — has focused exclusively on mothers. But the latest data finds that the stereotypical gender imbalance in this area doesn’t hold true, and dads are just as hands-on when it comes to raising their kids.

    That includes African-American fathers.

    In fact, in its coverage of the study, the Los Angeles Times noted that the results “defy stereotypes about black fatherhood” because the CDC found that black dads are more involved with their kids on a daily basis than dads from other racial groups…

    Lots more at the article. More:

    Considering the fact that “black fatherhood” is a phrase that is almost always accompanied by the word “crisis” in U.S. society, it’s understandable that the CDC’s results seem innovative. But in reality, the new data builds upon years of research that’s concluded that hands-on parenting is similar among dads of all races. There’s plenty of scientific evidence to bust this racially-biased myth.

    The Pew Research Center, which has tracked this data for years, consistently finds no big differences between white and black fathers. Gretchen Livingston, one of the senior researchers studying family life at Pew, wasn’t at all surprised by the new CDC data. “Blacks look a lot like everyone else,” she pointed out.

    Well, that’s good. And it confirms my suspicions.

  • don bosch 2:49 pm on 08/06/2014 Permalink
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    Son finds his father’s ghost waiting for him in vintage rally game.

    Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together – until he died, when i was just 6.

    i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

    but once i did, i noticed something.

  • don bosch 7:57 am on 08/06/2014 Permalink
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    I wish I had a dad
    I grew up with out a father
    So respecting is hard for me
    Especially growing up In a house with domestic violence . . .

    Rican Daddy

  • don bosch 8:55 am on 07/22/2014 Permalink
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    How much do you know about the rights of unmarried dads?

  • don bosch 9:12 am on 07/19/2014 Permalink
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    Reporter comments on ‘black men growing up without fathers,’ gets suspended.

    Sean Bergin said he was suspended from News 12 New Jersey without pay on Monday and with pay on Tuesday. Bergin, a contracted employee, said the station told him that his assignments would be cut to one a week and he declined to remain in the position.

    Bergin’s report, which aired Sunday, featured the widow of a black man who police say shot a rookie Jersey City police officer to death and who was then killed by officers responding to the shooting. The widow, Angelique Campbell, told Bergin that Lawrence Campbell should have killed more officers, but she later apologized.

    Bergin said in his report that the underlying cause of an anti-police mentality is young black men growing up without fathers.

    “It’s important to shine a light on this anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities,” Bergin said after airing the widow’s comments and showing a memorial for her husband. “The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers.”

    More here. The reaction may suggest he’s hitting close to home.

  • don bosch 4:26 pm on 07/17/2014 Permalink
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    Research: How Teenage Fathers Matter for Children. The biggest finding is we aren’t paying enough attention to them.

  • don bosch 2:37 pm on 07/17/2014 Permalink
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    The myth of the empowered working class single mother:

    Instead of some natural matriarchal love-fest, it is more properly termed “multi-generational female dependency.” It’s an insidious kind of charity, because it renders men socially superfluous even as it encourages women to depend on the state for support, which creates an entire community that is a net drain on the surrounding society. Of course, there are incentives built in all along the way.

    Perverse incentives by those in evil hats. More:

    Instead of using welfare as a relief measure to help families through rough times, our brilliant leaders created a self-perpetuating single motherhood mill. Now, women have no incentive to become partners in productive nuclear families, and men have no incentive to be husbands and fathers.

    What could go wrong?

    What indeed.

  • don bosch 6:59 pm on 07/14/2014 Permalink
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    You don’t want to be anti-science do you? Growing evidence on the importance of fathers in understanding children’s early communication and language development.

  • don bosch 12:48 pm on 07/14/2014 Permalink
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    Human rights update: Judge rejects mother’s allegations of sexual abuse against father. “The judge concluded that the father had not abused his children, nor behaved inappropriately around them. He added that preventing the children from seeing their father was ‘damaging’ and he hoped the damage could be repaired.” As noted earlier, nothing can replace time lost with his kids.

  • don bosch 1:21 pm on 07/13/2014 Permalink
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    “Rude” – the dad’s side of the story. Amen, brother.

  • don bosch 2:46 pm on 07/10/2014 Permalink
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    Danielle Cadet: 5 Lies we should stop telling about black fatherhood.

  • don bosch 12:33 am on 07/10/2014 Permalink
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    Who’s your daddy? Dr. Helen’s second day at the International Conference on Men’s Issues.  Maybe someday we’ll take paternity fraud as seriously as Maury.

    UPDATE: Given the enormous impact on black fatherhood, that this discussion is happening in Detroit says a lot.

  • don bosch 4:43 pm on 07/08/2014 Permalink
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    Black fathers, invisible men.

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