- Ken, a Nigerian-American father of five kids in the US, has spoken about the place of good fatherhood among the black community
- The Nigerian said that fatherlessness is not a source of worry like racism that has claimed the lives of many
- Ken added that he would put in efforts to better the lives of black people with mentorship programs and be a father to as many as he can
In celebration of 2020 Father's Day, a Nigerian-American man with the name Ken has debunked the argument that says that fatherlessness is one of the biggest problems of black people in America.
He cited the cases of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice, all who had fathers but still lost their lives to racism. Another case in point is George Floyd.
Ken said that despite the fact that he was raised by a single mother, he never resorted to a life of crime, a path many erroneously believe people without fathers toe.
He said that though more men need to be good fathers, there is also a greater need to redress the system that constantly oppresses black people in the country.
The Nigerian father, therefore, said that more access to education and employment opportunities are some of the solutions to help black people.
He added that he is giving his commitment to help marginalized youths and become fathers to people other than his children to help blacks.
See his Facebook post below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Tonto Dikeh's ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, marked this year’s 2020 Father’s Day with emotional words.
In an Instagram post, Churchill said that marital challenges do not define a father, adding that a father is not only by fathering a child.
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He added that being a father also means taking care of children around you and those that are in great need.
Churchill prayed for other fathers around the world, saying that he hopes their children “will not be used as a tool of jealousy because of broken relationships like it’s done in old Era”.
Tonto’s ex-husband said that he hopes this present time will not be one where single parenting ends up confusing children. He told all fathers: “Relax, you’ll reconnect with your child at the right time".
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