Daddy? Parenting 102

Is anyone paying attention, Lil Wayne has fathered 3 kids in less than 2 years with 3 different women.

What the???

And from what I understand Lauren London didn't even want her baby, but Wayne told her if she didn't keep it he would expose her abortion to the media.

I was reading about his new sons, Lennox with Lauren and Neal with Nivea and someone commented...

I don't know what Wayne is saying to get all these girls to breed and birth, but if its threats to expose them to the media. thats just crazy.

A man on the post was ranting and I decided to repost his thoughts here.. I hope he doesn't mind. ; )

Women deserve husbands not baby-daddies!! -smh- all our beautiful black women need husbands and not babby-daddies!! -smfh- When is this shit gonna end?! Our women don't have self respect or self worth! I'm willing to bet that all of them grew up without a father figure.

Why do I say that, you might ask? Because women usually don't feel that they have worth unless they have had their father or a male figure in their life growing up to constantly tell them that they are worth more than any jewel on this earth and that they should be treated as such. Don't get me wrong, they're moms can tell them that, but it really does something different when they hear it from their father (male figure). I hate to do this, but let me get something off my chest.

We can spend all day talking about the ills afflicting urban America -- and there are plenty that are institutional -- but the decaying value of life in inner cities clearly can be traced to the exodus of fathers from the lives of so many young men. Excuses often are tossed about as to why black men leave their children (and their children's moms) to fend for themselves. But, a lot of them are just sorry and refuse to accept the responsibility that comes with raising a child.

A lot of my colleagues will suggest it's too simplistic to assign such a high value to a dad being in the life of a child. But just take a visit to your local jail, juvenile hall or state prison. You likely will be confronted with a sea of black men -- strong, able-bodied, creative and restless -- who have spent or will spend years and years with a prison number identifying who they are.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, of all the black men in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and 29 in 2002, 10.4 percent were incarcerated. Hispanic and white men? Just 2.4 percent and 1.2 percent respectively. If a poll were done on how many grew up without fathers, I can guarantee you the numbers would be staggering.

The rampant poverty that exists has led many young blacks to a life of crime, choosing to sell drugs and involve themselves in gangs as opposed to focusing on education as a way out of the cellar of life.

But, you see, when nearly 70 percent of black kids are born to unmarried parents, likely to a too-young mom, that puts tremendous pressure on grandmothers (and some grandfathers), sisters and brothers to take up the slack. But, if the person who impregnated that woman were on the scene, not only helping to pay for the raising of the child but also serving as a strong influence, I just don't believe we would see such a chronic condition.

I'm sorry I had to take it there, but it's a damn shame that we have so many baby mama's and baby daddies out there! We need more Mama's and Daddies, (i.e. Husbands & wives).

There, I'm going to let it go now.

Just sheddin' light! Peace!

I love this post! Peace to the brother who wrote it! Wish I had your info so I could big you up properly!!!

Carrie Pink
Pretty World Inc
Modern Day Supergirl

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