Posts tagged "fatherhood"

Kenyea's Plight: A Selfish Man Changes His Ways

Kenyea's Plight: A Selfish Man Changes His Ways
By Kenyea Beach Before 2008, I felt like I had a pretty good grip on what made my happy; my family and friends, networking, sports, shopping, and trips to a variety of places flooded my life. I was a newly single, smart, strong younger man who had whatever I wanted. I was raised by a... Read more »

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father
By Shemeka Michelle Super mothers are NOT fathers. I Didn’t Wish My Single Mother “Happy Father’s Day”! Here’s why…. Prior to Father’s Day, there was some debate about whether or not single moms should be honored. Greeting card companies in recent years have even designed cards that read “To my mom on Father’s Day.” While... Read more »

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!
But I thought He Wanted to Try By Sylvia Snowden I recently had an opportunity to read an article that featured a young woman I’ve known since high school.  In it, she discussed her journey to single motherhood.  She was quite candid and described the experience as heart-sickening and lonely at moments but, overall, incredibly... Read more »
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Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad

Daddyless Daughter: An Open Letter to My Absent Dad
By Shanti Ray “When a father walks out on his daughter he takes a piece of her soul with him.” Iyanla Vanzant Tears pooled in my eyes as I watched several women and daughters tell their stories in part one of a two part series: Daddyless Daughters. On so many different levels I could relate.... Read more »

Fatherless Blacks: Who Stole Our Daddies?

By A Comeaux In the wake of a glorious holiday celebrating someone’s freedom from somewhere that doesn’t include African descendants, there were 70 shootings in Chicago and OWN aired a show on Fatherlessness in America. Maybe I took off too fast. Allow me to set the stage: America, Black America primarily, is daddy-less due to... Read more »

A Dedication for "Mrs. Daddy"

A Dedication for "Mrs. Daddy"
By A Comeaux This isn’t my rendition of the beloved Single Ladies anthem, nor is it a bash to an absent father. This, my friends, is an acknowledgment of my allegiance to those that nurture as well as discipline. Alone. By default. It’s been noted that a large number of our children weren’t planned pregnancies;... Read more »
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Fatherhood Tips for the 'Baby Daddy'

Fatherhood Tips for the 'Baby Daddy'
by A Comeaux The first word that comes to mind when I hear ‘baby daddy’ is absent. No one calls an active and present father a baby daddy. See, I can surely rant about the ills of being a single mother, but that would discredit the sweetest joy I feel each time I think of... Read more »