A great story about black men who are filling the void that other black men have left. Pay close attention to the comments from the young boys and how much this means to them.
About Lamar Tyler
Lamar Tyler is co-creator BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. He also is the co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing.
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I LOVE it! This is sooooooooooooo essential to the community!
This is a great thing. I just got a little sad when Jordan said his mom said “that he was the man of the house”. He is only 11. Some women wonder why they can’t get or keep a man, it’s because there is competion that mom created. It brings to mind the movie “Baby Boy”. Two men can’t be “the man” in the same home. Keep a son in his place, being a kid and a son. Otherwise he will never want to leave the nest, he will live with you until he is 35+ and run away any date and never allow you to marry. LOL.
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Marcus aka Mr. Keeps it Real says
I’m proud to see stories such as these. I’m not the one to single out which types of kids need the most help. But I think it’s important for the black youth, especially young black males to have a male role model in their lives. I think the black male is the most critically acclaimed person out there. When I watch the news, it would appear that many of them are so lost and are need of some serious guidance. I think sometimes the stereotypes created by the media, and others could sometimes dissuade a reputable black man from lending a helping hand or volunteer because quite frankly…”no one wants to deal with a knucle-head who’s not going to listen to what I have to say anyway.” This generalized statement was what stopped me from becoming a mentor. Of course that’s wrong and not all young black boys are bad, as a matter of fact, it’s quite the opposite.
We do need more male mentors though…I feel this way because so many of our young guys need help. I’ve always felt it to be our job to encourage the children to dream while being their support to make sure all their goals are accomplished.
Rites Inc. says
Thanks for this vid. Always in need of more positive images of us (black men). Big thumbs up on the site changes; looking GOOD!
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