Welcome to the inaugural post of Fatherhood In Black.
NAME: Tray Chaney
OCCUPATION: Entertainer (The Wire, Something The Lord Made, Fatherhood)
HOW MANY KIDS: 2
KID(S) AGES: 5 years old
YOUR ONE SENTENCE STATEMENT/FEELING ON FATHERHOOD: Our kids are the future! We have to be there for them!
It’s easy to debate with words and emotion the notion of “The Good Black Man” who does what he says and means what he says who short of his own set of God-given flaws is a credit to his family and his community. Some argue he is a mythological being or worse, one that only exists thanks to celebrity or wealth. There are a plenty of examples everywhere. If you don’t see them it may be because you don’t see them. I hate to burst bubbles but President Obama and Will Smith are not the only strong and positive African American fathers in our midst. If you can’t find them it might be because we are everywhere, hiding unsung in plain sight at schools, kids’ sporting events and churches, just to name a few places.
The mission of Fatherhood In Blackâ„¢ is to give an indisputable face to dedicated, responsible African American fathers nationwide and from all walks of life.
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