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How Today’s Dads Can Save America’s Future

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Can father-centric solutions help pull America’s future away from the blink projections that currently face this nation’s children? The Get To The Point Panel talks with Lenny McAllister on “NightTalk: Get To The Point”.

PITTSBURGH (June 12, 2015) – The Get To The Point Panel talks with host Lenny McAllister on “NightTalk: Get To The Point” to discuss solutions involving the increased roles of fatherhood in the lives of more Americans during this segment on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

The GTTP Panel in this segment includes WPXI News Anchor David Johnson, community leader Malcolm Thomas, and Catholic activist Bill Telarico.

Check out this segment of the June 12 episode of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” by by clicking on the picture above or on this link HERE

Have We Minimized Fathers in Today’s America and Hurt Our Kids In the Process?

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Have the laws on the books stymied the impact that American fathers could have on American society today? Lenny McAllister tackles the issues during “NightTalk: Get To The Point”

PITTSBURGH (June 12, 2015) – Lenny McAllister uses his Starting Point commentary to start “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel to ask about the proper role of fathers in America today and if policies, social mores, and expectations have limited fathers’ effectiveness.

Check out this version of McAllister’s “Starting Point” by clicking on the picture above or on this link HERE

The Pittsburgh Cable News Channel airs on channel 35 on Comcast and on channel 9 on Verizon FIOS in the Pittsburgh television market, airing on over 850,000 households.

 

“Valentine’s Day 2014: Fathers, Fall in Love With Our Children Again”

In Articles on February 16, 2014 at 6:15 pm
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“We must also fight for the sanctity of Black parenthood in the face of the “ghettoization” of Black adulthood and the degradation of Black womanhood. Black fathers can dually address, attack, and re-calibrate these realities with a stabilization of the Black family internally and the image of the Black household externally.”

WASHINGTON, DC / PITTSBURGH (February 14, 2014) – (Courtesy The Burton Wire)

…Black fathers should make Valentine’s Day this year about our kids and graduating more from absenteeism to fatherhood to dadhood…I’m pretty sure that our wives will understand.

Not that fatherhood should be a once-a-year phenomenon akin to how folks find love for Mom on the second Sunday in May or many Christians find religion – and church – on the 25th of December and Easter Sunday in the spring. However, with the continued build-up of odds against Black children in modern-day America – from the double unemployment rates (confirmed again in this past Friday’s jobs report), horrifying incarceration rates, and mortality rates – the best thing that we can do for our children this February 14 is fall in love with our children all over again in a stronger, fuller way. Perhaps this is the beginning of elevating more of our brothers from boyhood to fatherhood?

 

Granted, there are plenty of Black fathers that already love their children – deeply. I’m the same way…I have loved being a dad since the moment I found out that I was becoming a father at 21-years-old…slept with the sonogram picture…underneath my pillow every night…raised my older two children as a divorcee and primary caregiver while I was finishing up…at Davidson College… became a dad two more times just over the past few years….I enjoy being a father and a husband daily. I always have and I always will enjoy fatherhood with a zeal that only the love of parenthood and the crystallization of modern society can foster.”

Read “Valentine’s Day 2014: Fathers, Fall in Love With Our Children Again” from Lenny McAllister on The Burton Wire while clicking HERE by clicking the picture above.