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Cheer leading Dad; a 30 second PSA below is of the best on the subject of Fatherhood.  For more PSA Fatherhoodvideos; Go to:  Fatherhood.gov


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There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?
Will Smith 
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The following article was sent to me by Fatherhood on Twitter after tweeting Will Smith’s quote.  Check out tonight’s show at 8pm EDT:  from Fatherless to Fatherhood at the end of the article tonight.
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Stories of absent fathers have become commonplace in the narrative of the Black community.  While there’s a tendency to avoid consistent conversations about the real reasons why so many men are absent from their children’s lives, even more damaging are the limited opportunities to provide examples of fathers who foster high quality relationships with their children and families in ways that positively impact our community.

Have we failed to consider how their examples can inform and inspire those fathers, children, and families who are lost? Or does it even matter?

I completed my first film, a documentary, From Fatherless to Fatherhoodin 2012. It was inspired by a discussion with aMorehouse College classmate, and rooted the work in understanding that people and strong communities don’t just rise out of nowhere. Our success, opportunities and perspectives are shaped and marked by our parents and community, along with the vision and legacies of both. What does our current state say about our vision and legacy?

This 8-part web series is an extension of the film and my perspective about strengthening the currency of fathers of our community.  It provides a glimpse into the lives and perspectives of those from a Hollywood film executive to a mother of six, around the meaning and value of quality manhood and fatherhood. Moreover, it is an invitation to share your views about fatherhood; to challenge one another in a positive way about the value we place on parenting, fatherhood and family.

Moving us from a community often plagued by failed personal relationships towards a collective appreciation in our regard for strong men, fathers and families, I offer From Fatherless to Fatherhood: the web series, exclusively atEBONY.com.Kobie Brown

Kobie Brown (@kobiechronicles) is a music executive and filmmaker. His documentary, From Fatherless to Fatherhood, premieres Sunday, June 16th at 8p ET on ASPIRE TV.  Please visit www.aspire.tv  for additional broadcast dates and times.

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