Fathers; Statics; Fatherhood
Country music artist Jimmie Allen and YouTube sensation Glen Henry are part of a club whose membership includes Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, former President Barack Obama, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and music entrepreneur Jay-Z.
This club also consists of the Black men who live in your community, attend your place of worship and work in your office.
These Black men are fathers. And contrary to popular belief, Black fathers are more involved in their children’s lives than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“Black fathers (70%) were most likely to have bathed, dressed, diapered, or helped their children use the toilet every day compared with white (60%) and Hispanic fathers (45%),” said a 2013 study conducted by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, based in Atlanta.
Richard Fowler Contributor