Mark Clennon's project seeks to highlight the beauty of black fatherhood while debunking toxic myths.
And they simultaneously became the first in their family to receive college degrees.
The dad is sharing his knowledge with fellow fathers.
I choose to be in the present and cherish my time with them, honoring them in any way that I can. So today in celebration of Father's Day, I want to thank my Dad for all that he has done to make my life what it is.
Wallace's story is a part of a series dedicated towards telling authentic stories of Black fatherhood. For privacy purposes
Too many children lose a parent not due to death but because of our system, past mistakes, the book of public opinion, and the financial restraints of imprisonment. Therefore, prison like a death sentence to the children they leave behind.
The black dad that you don't think exists is nurturing. He is soft. He is kind. Gentle. Thoughtful. Hardworking. Dedicated. Creative. Sleep-deprived. Caring. Devoted. Well-informed. Present. The black dad that you don't think exists does. And he is not an anomaly.
In today's society the majority of what's said about Black men isn't flattering and leaves out really important facts. I know, because as a Black man and BMe Community Manager in Philadelphia, I have pretty much heard them all.
Women learn a great deal from a man's love: The most courageous act is to think for yourself; real men are in control but never controlling; "What's yours is yours;" fewer things matter; and the heaviest thing to carry is regret.