My life’s journey began in the city of Jacksonville, Florida. This was during the Jim Crow era in the south. I lived in an all-black society until I moved to California. My memories of that time are that I never saw any black men who did not work and support their families even under the rampant racial practices of those times. We now fast forward to modern times I see young black men who should be the future of our people being sent to prison for crimes against society. Some leave behind kids who will grow up without that male role model who took care of family before themselves.
This message is going out to those young black men of today who can accept the title of ” my baby daddy.” Those choosing to ignore their offspring and leave it up to the taxpayers to pay their way too. When the black man was treated the worst by our society he always kept some inner dignity no matter how low he had to stoop to survive and provide for the family. The task is much easier now but we have to remember that as men we all need to do the right thing.