a day for fathers

In a time like the present, WE need to continuously celebrate and perpetuate Black love.

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It will be a long while, if ever, that the media sheds a flattering light on our bonds. We can’t leave it up to them anyway; they prefer to show brothers cheating and emotionally unavailable to sisters, yet happy with non-Black women, single [and often materialistic/sad/lonely/bitter] Black women, and violence, anger and turmoil instead of love and laughter and unity-the things that so many of us actually do in our real lives.

So I borrowed some lovely photos to share. I hope they make you smile like I did!

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“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love in heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, signers of songs.” -Pam Brown

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Contrary to popular belief, the Black fathers that aren’t being killed or imprisoned are supportive and PRESENT.

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Earlier this month, I saw a Black dad with his two young sons at Ikea of all places! [For those of you who don’t know, Ikea is huuuge and there’s a lot of cool stuff to look at. So basically a child’s paradise! Haha!] But I heard one of the boys tell his father “you’re the best dad.” I just thought that was such a sweet moment that I got to witness.

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4 thoughts on “a day for fathers

  1. Thank you for sharing this! We definitely do need to keep celebrating and encouraging black families. These photos are perfect. Thanks again!

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  2. My Dad Edward G. Palmer was the best Dad for me and my brother Stephen. He was a provider, protector and educator. He made my world growing up a better place. Strong and gentle. Along with my Mom Mable Palmer they helped mold and shape me into the woman I am today. A wonderful man who left this world too soon. Love You Daddy!

    Edward G. Palmer
    Feb. 11, 1930 to May 13th, 1995.

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