Due to the media and possibly personal experience, you may be thinking of a deadbeat, child support owing black man that could very well be a prime candidate for The Maury Show. As much as I'd like to solely blame the media for this stereotype, statistics do show that black men are the least likely to play active roles in their child's upbringing. Why is this so? I've heard excuses such as not liking the mother of the child or that it is too much responsibility.
Is raising a baby hard work? Yes, without a doubt. Pregnancy, however, is a consequence of having sex, something that we have all learned from that uncomfortable 5th grade sex-ed class (and even if you had a pass out of class that day, I'm sure that you learned it at home).
I am sure that all of the active black fathers out there are tired that they get wrapped into this stereotype. Therefore, it brings me joy when I run across men like La Guardia Cross of the YouTube Sensation, New Father Chronicles.
La Guardia Cross is a new father of a beautiful baby girl and his lovely wife works behind the scenes to help him capture some of his absolutely hilarious experiences of being a new father.
My hope is that more young, black men run across his channel like I did so that we can have a new standard for black fathers in America.
So, are you ready to laugh? Check out a few of my favorite videos from New Father Chronicles. Make sure to subscribe and tune in every Wednesday for a new video!