Monday, June 18, 2012
Thank You to all the Fathers that nuture, protect, and compliment our strong families.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, and father figures throughout the Cascade and Southwest Atlanta area. As a son, I know we do not say it nearly enough, but your love and guidance is extremely appreciated and well received. If you are still looking for things to do for your Dad, here are 2 special things that you can do that are close by and relatively inexpensive.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Tell your neighbors your dad's #1 right here
Looking for Father's Day gift ideas? Well here's a new one — how about giving dad some CascadePatch Internet fame? You know he's the world's greatest, but until now spreading the word has been limited to how many people might see a coffee mug, a barbecue apron, maybe a t-shirt. But this is the 21st century. Imagine his surprise Fathers Day morning (which is Sunday June 17, by the way) when you hand him a laptop, smartphone or tablet and show him the glowing article you've written about him on Patch. It's fun, free and easy to do too — just follow the instructions at this "Blog on Patch" link and you'll be ready to start in no time. You can even add photos and videos. Just remember that if dad's a Patch reader he will surely get the …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Social Media and Talk Radio reveal that some African-Americans are angry at President Barack Obama for saying, on Father's Day, that children need fathers in the home.
"Black women need to do a better job of raising black children... that's why we have all these problems." -- a comment from a man under "70 Percent of Black Women Single," a wildly-popular 2010 YouTube post that has since been taken down by site administrators. When I read the comment above I didn't get mad, I became disturbed. Why? Because I had heard this said in so many words before and, at that moment, I sensed a tangible shift in how our community views the role of the black father. Not only are some African-American males now saying they don't want to marry the women with whom they have children, a small but growing number also are saying —on social media blogs and talk radio—that they don't even believe men are an integral part of …