‘Day of encouragement for black fathers’ to be held on Father’s Day

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HOUSTON, TX – The numbers are shocking: 1 in 3 black males will spend time in prison, and nearly 70 percent of homes in the black community are headed by females.

The stats are motivating Houston dads to reaffirm their commitment to fatherly duties — and what better time to do it than Father’s Day?

Deric Muhammad and other community leaders are calling this Father’s Day a “day of encouragement for black fathers.”

“Our message to black fathers is as such: If you haven’t been a good father, be a good father. If you’ve been a good father, we want you to be a better father,” Muhammad said.

The concept was inspired by President Obama’s program, My Brother’s Keeper, aimed at helping young black men and boys reach their full potential.

As part of the movement, Houston-area dads will bring their kids to McGregor Park Sunday for a little Father’s Day quality time.

What better present could a dad ask for than to spend an afternoon with his kids?

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