We are forever bombarded with images of absentee black fathers and yet you’ll never see images of strong, selfless, capable black men, who not only father their own children (on a daily basis) but the entire street or block, on mainstream media!
The media portrays black men as nomadic baby-makers but also castigates responsible black men who marry all their baby-mommies.
Forgetting that ‘the system’ was designed to weaken the black family via the migrant labour system in South Africa (a system that exists to this day) and a welfare system that rewarded black females who pushed away their husbands in order to gain access to welfare cheques in the United States.
Though I strongly disapprove of Jacob Zuma being President of South Africa, he is a good example of a black man who takes responsibility for his children by marrying those he procreates with.
Africans must re-establish and fortify their family units and avoid defining ‘the family’ in narrow western terms.
In an African family aunts and uncles are as important to the family unit as the biological parents.