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Black Fathers Radio (The Invisible Man: How Society Sees or DOES'NT See Fathers)

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(Featuring special guest: Spoken Word Artist Bomani Armah) Peace. On Sunday, April 25th, Kevin and I will be broadcasting the third episode of Black Fathers Radio entitled The Invisible Man: How Society Sees, Or Doesn't See, Fathers. Fathers get a horrible rap in today's society; some fathers deserve it, many do not. And that's when we are recognized at all. In many instances, such as product marketing, men are completely overlooked or made to be worthless. Some companies make products which carry labels or have commercials which mention mothers specifically, while saying nothing about fathers. Some have fathers in the commercials--Walmart--who are basically made to be bodies in a family taking up space. Additionally, various magazines and blogs carry the word "parents" in their title or subtitle, yet are aimed entirely at mothers. To me, that suggests that fathers don't count as parents. Furthermore, as some of us know, often times we are slighted by people in the language that they use. For example, teachers often speak of mothers only when they speak to students. "Tell your mother...." "Make sure your mother gets this..." Often times, people in general are accustomed to fathers either not being around, or not being interested enough to be considered important. We intend to do something to change that because no one, and no other group will. If you are a Black father who is doing something to make your involvement known, if you are using any media (film, music, books, etc.) to highlight involved fathers, or if you know someone who is, please contact Black Fathers Radio at blackfathersradio@gmail.com and give us the details. In the first half of the show, we will be talking calls and discussing our negative experiences with the Invisible Man treatment. In the second half of the show, we will be joined by Bomani Armah, spoken word artist and founder of DC's Better Father Project. Please join us. PEACE!

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