He “fathered” all of us. It’s because of him I’m alive. He took me in when Momma put me out. He took time with me and supported me when I needed it the most. Uncle Jesse is what is known as a “Good Black Man.” He is an entrepreneur and has been all of my life. He is a master electrician and an all around handyman. Uncle Jesse can fix anything.
One of my favorite memories is us running/ jogging around a lake. I was young but he was fit! He left me in the dust!! Then he took me to get a chicken box from the Korean joint on Broadway.
Please share one of your favorite memories of a “Good Black Man,” be it your father or a father figure. Let’s change the narrative about Black Men – from being violent, stupid, a waste, to good, kind, and there for us. No man is perfect. All have sinned and fallen short. But that does not negate the love.
Today, I choose to celebrate the love.
Let me hear from you and share this “Good Black Man Challenge.” People are quick to share the negative, let’s see how quickly we can share the positive memories of Black Men on Father’s Day.
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