Posts tagged "fatherhood"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »