- Ken, a Nigerian-American father of five kids in the US, has spoken about the place of good fatherhood among the black community
- However, he said that fatherlessness is not a source of worry like the 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 programmes and being a father to as many as he can
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In celebration of 2020 Fathers' 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 marginalised youths and become fathers to people other than his children to help blacks.
See his Facebook post below:
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Maps Maponyane took to social media to have his say on the ANC’s anti-racism campaign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
George Floyd’s death has sparked anti-racial uprisings all over the globe that have made many take a long hard look t their own countries.
Briefly.co.za knows that the ANC launched the “Black Friday” campaign to show their support, however, it has made a number of people question just how much room we have to comment.
George died after a policeman suffocated him by pressing his leg into George's neck for a prolonged period.
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte announced that the anti-racism campaign would see South Africans wearing black every Friday in support of the global movement.
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