"Our Black Fathers"-Brave, Bold & Beautiful!
Our Black Fathers: Brave, Bold and Beautiful! Is simply a magnificent compilation of some of the most absorbing and readable stories of Black fathers on the planet... (Richard A. Rowe, President and founder of the African-American Male Leadership Institute) Our Black Fathers: Brave, Bold and Beautiful! is a compelling 363 page anthology heralding the true lives and legacies of patriarchs of African descent that screams out...'Read me, and hear this truth: Loving, caring Black fathers have been present since the advent of time!' Created by Joslyn Gaines Vanderpool and Anita Royston, Our Black Fathers inspires and impacts everyone regardless of race, nationality, marital status or social station. It touches readers who root for the unfairly disenfranchised, disrespected, disregarded and marginalized. Sixty-one positive and empowering stories and poems by amazing contributors throughout the United States and Africa chronicle the triumphant march of Black fathers despite racial oppression, human frailties, hardships and setbacks. No other book of this scope and magnitude documents the positive influence of Black fatherhood, and refutes the false stereotype assigned to Black fathers as absent and unaccountable. Our Black Fathers also explodes such hackneyed myths in page after page of simple, powerful, poignant, raw and real truths that humanize Black patriarchs and salutes their love. This book is an inside look at a reality long neglected and a 'must read' for families, students, social scientists and all interested in a balanced understanding of the incalculable positive contributions Black fathers provide to their children and their communities.