As Jessie Jackson and our first (or is it second?) black president speak up in support of predominately white protesters in Wisconsin (and the 100k+ a year crowd) Texas Sparkle talks about a pet peeve of mine that is often ignored
With 70% of black babies born into unwed homes, and with more black men in prison than in college, the black family is in crisis. It’s no secret. I’ve written about it, Pres. Obama has talked about it, many black leaders have addressed it.
At the very root of the problems in the African American community is fatherless homes. A child needs a father. I think we can see in the inner city what happens when a father is not there. A child finds itself lost. To repair the black family it is essential that we bring fathers back into the home.
The question has always been, how do we do that?
How indeed, with the NAACP more concerned about tea parties than teenagers and black abortion rates through the roof, how do you rebuild the black family that has been so well served by 50 years of liberalism? Sparkle has found something, or rather been informed of something
A black gentleman named Giacomo Knox got in touch with me about a web series he produced called, “A Week With My Father.”
Please go and view the episodes. They are brief excerpts. From the first minute of the first one, I had tears rolling down my face. The series is a journey of black men who never knew their fathers, finding them, and spending a week with them. In this journey we not only learn the importance of fathers, but also about forgiveness and healing. I don’t think we can measure the hole in the hearts of fatherless children.
Knox’s experience is not about drugs or prison. He was a marine, and he has found his way in life without his father, but many men who see this show, no matter what dire circumstances they are in, will be able to relate to either leaving their children or being left. Even with being a good man, Knox still yearns for his father.
Let’s face facts, the black leadership is too busy protecting political prerogatives to care about this problem. Only the actual community can solve it and Knox’s efforts are a step in that direction. How can you help?
James. Knox’s hope is to get either a Network / Cable deal, or find a Corporate Sponsor to fund 26 episodes and sell the project in Syndication.
I’m just one small voice, so I need your help to spread this message. Tweet it, e-mail about it, facebook it. We need to get the attention of someone in the Network or Cable business.
Ok guys let’s go for it!