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THE ART OF BEING A SINGLE FATHER

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TOP 10 BLACK TV DADS OF ALL TIME

Tips and ideas to help single fathers raise their young children

Enough is enough! We have to draw the line somewhere. Who do we want, who do we need, and who are extra extras?

As we celebrate fathers, we also honor our black fathers of tv pop culture.

CELEBRATING BLACK FATHERS Most people spend their entire life searching for a means to gain, retain and maintain things but there is so much more to life.

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EDITORIAL LETTER

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Active and Involved; Black Fathers Matter!

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elcome to the month of June, where we have already seen skyrocketing numbers with the blazing heat. June 21st will mark the beginning of summer, so enjoy the pool to stay cool.

very important and vital to a child’s upbringing in today’s society. However, a father does not have to be biological but a father can be any male figure that protects, provides and communicates the meaning of life for one’s growth.

Furthermore, this month is considered the month for “Father’s Day”. Fathers are

Fathers are sometimes forgotten in the midst of a child’s upbringing due

This edition is dedicated to showing the world that black fathers are active and in our children lives despite what propaganda and the media suggest. ASE

to the stigma on “black fathers” in the United States of America. As a woman growing up in this society, my father explained to me the balance of a good work ethic and independence. My first challenge was changing the oil, spark plugs and tires on my 1998 Oldsmobile. I loved that car because I knew exactly

how to take care of it from my father’s teachings. My stepdad didn’t realize the impact of the lessons he taught me but I salute him for everything he has ever done in my life. Happy Father’s Day to all fathers! Peace and Black Love

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10 THINGS ALL LOVING FATHERS DO A quick checklist on fatherhood; remember steel sharpens steel.

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ZODIAC BREAKDOWN: WORKING YOUR CANCER Go Cancer! Its your birthday, but let’s take a look under your shell.

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THE BENEFITS OF FATHERHOOD Active fatherhood has it’s ups and downs, lets focus on the positives.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (MONTHLY REVIEW) A look back at the event head-liners from this past month.

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Though we may change with the times; our purpose shall remain deeply rooted in service, love and liberation.

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5 WAYS FATHERHOOD CHANGES A MAN

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A FATHER’S INSTINCT T We are all familiar with the concept and notion of a mother’s maternal connection to her offspring and her instant bond with her child but what about a father’s? Science helps shed some light on the subject.

{ THE ART OF BEING A SINGLE FATHER Having a baby as a single dad can bring its extra challenges. We talk to dads and experts about how to make it work. Watch Video

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10 THINGS THAT LOVING FATHERS DO

ö 1. THEY LOVE THEIR CHILDREN’S MOTHER Love their mother without reservation, even if you are not together. Treat your children’s mother with respect, even if it is not reciprocated.

2. THEY LOVE THEIR CHILDREN Make sure that your children know you love them no matter what. Don’t confuse this with permissiveness.

3. THEY’RE RELIABLE AND RESPONSIBLE Children don’t want another buddy; they want a dad. They want someone who thinks things through, makes tough decisions, and engages life with responsibility. Someone they can count on.

4. THEY’RE PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR “Quality time” is all well and good, but it has nothing on quantity time. Everyone has the same 24 hours available. Make yours count.

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e all understand that the ability to produce a child does not make a man a father; with that being said, when a man becomes a “father” it not only changes his life, but his cognitive awareness and perception of emotion as well. Now brace yourself! It’s almost like “fathers” are equipped with the very same “baby sense” that is always attributed to mothers. Human fathers are unusual. We represent less than 6 percent of the mammal species in which the male plays a significant role in rearing offspring. For us paternal care often involves the same behaviors as maternal care, with the exception of breast feeding. But how does fatherhood change a man’s sensibility? Science has researched the neural and hormonal mechanisms of paternal care. The evidence suggests that mother’s and father’s brains use a similar neural connectivity, and undergo similar hormonal changes when taking care of their children. Here are five ways men’s brains change when they become fathers:

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ZODIAC BREAKDOWN: WORKING YOUR CANCER

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Emotional, Loving, Intuitive, Imaginative, Cautious, and Protective, Moody, Clinging and Unable to Let Go

EXTRA, EXTRAS

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Today’s society is at an all-time high of stupidity and ignorance.

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ensitivity and close-mindedness is lurking on every corner. Lots of people love to complain about the conditions of our society but do not want to participate in the process. For instance, if someone asks you, “Hey what do you want for dinner? And your response is, “It doesn’t matter” once dinner is served you can’t complain about the meal; as a result, this thought process creates a dissonance within society for those who live in the United States of America. Privileges and liberties are being taken away on a daily basis because everyone is too busy with social media and gratifying their egos. We have individuals

more concerned about the individual rather than the whole (United States of America). Negro-dumb is at an all-time high and it is contaminating the youth growing up. Students nowadays can’t write in cursive and their attention span is only 90 seconds before they loses interest. Consequently, this programming is done through commercials to consume the mind with brief blips of advertising to imprint a false sense of realty for the consumer (sheeple). The Walking Dead hit on AMC is a major series that many around the world love to watch. However, have you ever noticed how many “Extras” are used in casting to make up the vast

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number of walking dead participants? Well, during the actual filming there are some “Extras” who are just there to be killed off the show as an afterthought. In the real world there are many “Extras”, who need to be “X” off because they tend to do more detriment to the economy of life and the pursuit of happiness. “Extras” have no moral compass or principles guiding their life. Therefore, this radical way of living by “Extras” is proving to do more harm than good by consumption of resources such as food, housing, water and attribute to the increased violence, vandalism, theft etc.

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Let’s take a look into the Seven Seals in regards to the Cancer. Each chakra resonates with a different elemental vibrational frequency (fire, earth, metal, water, ether, light and sound). The unique pattern of each of your chakras is displayed through your own personal astrological sign, which represents your body, emotions, spirit and serpentine

energy. Meditate on all the chakra points while raising your Kundalini energy, by adding in the focus of your personal crystals which will enable you to enhance the experience. Key Chakras for Cancers: The Sacral Chakra: is used by Cancers to increase and balance their creativity, sexuality, sensuality and health. The Third Eye Chakra is used to increase and balance their ability to speak the truth, awareness, intelligence and imagination.


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ABSENT BLACK FATHERS? REALLY! Some say every major problem in Black America can be solved if we addressed the problem of missing fathers.

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he issue of “missing black fathers” is a top priority for black intellectuals, activists, community leaders, and a deflection from conversations about the real problem. Gone are the days of embarrassment when a young lady found herself pregnant without a husband. Young men are no longer considered an embarrassment for running away from being a father. In 2008, President Obama delivered a speech on Father’s Day chastising black fathers. “Too many black fathers are missing from too many lives and too many homes... They have abandoned their responsibilities, acting like boys instead of men.” Are “Black Fathers” the only answer in a world plagued by institutionalized oppression? The media reports, “the underlying cause of the anticop mentality was young black men growing up without fathers.” For Black children,

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VIDEO: PUSHING THE MYTH OF THE ABSENT BLACK FATHER Across all U.S. media, black fathers are shown spending time with their kids at most half as often as white fathers. This is programming yall! Watch Video

the presence of fathers would not alter racist drug laws, protection from murderous police, or the poisoning of their water. By focusing on the supposed absence of black fathers, we are distracted from the real oppression.

We can’t afford to continue believing the myth. Trayvon Martin had a father. Jordan Davis had a father. Michael Brown had a father. Tamir Rice had a father. Having a father won’t protect black boys from America.

As long as we are distracted, the myth will continue to entangle us and prevent us from dealing with what’s real.

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A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that black fathers are just as present—and sometimes more so— in the lives of their children than dads of other races, defying the stereotype that black fathers simply aren’t around to give their kids guidance and support.

IS THE BLACK MAN GOD? Job 38: 28-32 is represented in three different religious books (bibles) to show their complete understanding of “Who is God and How to Know thyself”

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Fatherhood as a lifestyle reshapes a man’s brain, causing it to show the same patterns of cognitive and emotional engagement that are seen in moms. Both groups of parents showed activation of neural networks linked to emotional processing and social understanding. Researchers have found that men also undergo hormonal changes when they become fathers. New fathers experience an increase in the hormones estrogen, oxytocin, prolactin and glucocorticoids.

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Fathers who participate in childcare show increased levels of the “cuddle hormone” oxytocin. Ocytocin gets fathers more engaged while playing with their kids, and their children are more responsive in return. Fatherhood also affects dads at the atomic level. The birth of a child induces development of new neurons in the brain of fathers. New neurons develop in response to what the scientists call environmental richness.

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It’s said that a “maternal instinct” makes moms incredibly good at picking out their baby’s unique cry, a recent study suggests that, in fact, dads are just as good. On average, parents were able to detect their babies’ cries about 90 percent of the time, and men did just as well as women. Peace and Black Love

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THE BENEFITS OF FATHERHOOD Let’s take a look at the science that supports the claim. Our community needs fathers and here is the proof.

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he information below is strictly fact, based on scientific research. We know how important fathers are to our community here is the research to back it up! While studies have identified social and structural barriers impacting paternal involvement, research has shown that African-

American fathers are generally involved and engaged in the lives of their children. Investigations have shown that AfricanAmerican fathers, when compared with other ethnic groups, have greater or similar levels of involvement with their children. In comparison to White and Latino fathers, AfricanAmerican fathers with

sons reported the highest levels of engagement in caregiving and play activities. Boy’s interactions with their fathers and/ or father-figures have important implications for the development of their own parenting ideologies and future involvement. This research further supports the importance of spaces that provide boys

and men opportunities to openly acknowledge and process the ways in which intergenerational experiences have guided their lives. Peace and Black Love

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ö TOP 10 BLACK TV DADS OF ALL TIME As we celebrate Father’s Day, we also want to honor the talented men who shaped our cultural ideal of black fatherhood with this countdown of the top 10 black television fathers of all time:

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