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Do good black fathers exist?
I just had a really great brainstorming session with Lamar, creator of the Black and Married with Kids blog which he co-writes with his wife Ronnie. We talked about alot of things, but one of the most important was acknowledging the existance of good black fathers. Lamar is one, my hubby is one, I’m sure all the single dads on the Black Moms Club and husbands of happy black wives are one too!
Let’s acknowledge the proud poppas today, can we do that?
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Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues: Young African Americans on Love, Relationships, Sex, and the Search for Mr. Right
Today’s women expect it all: a successful career, an understanding and equally successful mate, and children—all wrapped up in a white picket fence. But recent studies show that while black women have ascended to form a new middle class and have attained success in the business sector, black men haven’t followed suit. Perhaps as a result, with other sociological and economic factors at play, many successful sistahs are having trouble finding a partner to call their own. Sometimes Rhythm, Sometimes Blues is a groundbreaking anthology that explores the many reasons why—analyzing materialism and financial expectations, single motherhood, bling-bling culture, media representations of African-American gender roles, missing fathers, incarcerated partners, and more—and offers hope from women who have beaten the odds. Writers including Kevin Powell and Victor LaValle weigh in on the men’s side in a “Talking Back” section, while female contributors include Kiini Ibura Asalaam, Shawn E. Rhea, Shani O’Neal, and Asha Bandele.
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