You Are The Father -What is a father really? A man who gets up every day and does whatever he can to put a roof over your head, clothes on you back and food on your table. He is an example of strength under pressure and an ever-growing work in process. Contrary to popular belief, while black fathers are less likely than white and Hispanic fathers to marry their child's mother; many black fathers continue to parent through cohabitation and visitation. We provide caretaking, financial, and emotional/mental support. We are the epidemy of a father by definition. Even while we are bashed by society saying that we don’t exist, we are there. For every tear and milestone. We change diapers, cook meals, make pick-ups and drop-offs for school. We teach, we give advice, we support dreams and we are the examples our children grow up watching. We are the same as fathers praised in other races. We love just the same, we protect just the same, we exist…just the same.This is a book for black fathers by a black father.