Bet you’ve never heard of Black Father’s Day. Why? The reason is because it’s relatively new but it’s catching on and we are so happy to support it and help spread the word here at BlackLoveAndMarriage.com. Black Father’s Day was created by Matt Prestbury out of Baltimore, MD.
Matt began his efforts to uplift Black Fathers by starting a Facebook group for black fathers to connect and support each other. Matt, himself, is a father of four and a husband. Matt wanted to create a site to highlight the efforts and actions of involved fathers all over the country and beyond. Through the group, Black men from all walks have connected with each other, and shared pictures of themselves and their families, words of support and encouragements, advice, and much more.
Matt was inspired by Kenda Bell initially, and by Kevin James after that, to start an internet radio show to further promote the efforts, and serve as another vehicle by which he could showcase great fathers, and discuss issues that we are all facing. Hosted by Matt and Kevin, Black Fathers Radio gives a voice to the many faces that we see out there raising their children, bucking the trends, and destroying the myths and stereotypes about the Black Father.
Support Black Father’s Day! Here are the details from the National Black Fathers’ Facebook Page!
Saturday, March 19 · 12:00am – 11:30pm
Wherever your child is or children are
Peace. Please join us in launching what we would love to see become an annual event, every third Saturday in March, National Black Fathers’ Day. Children and mothers, show the Black father in your life just how much he means to you. Fathers get deeply involved in activities and events that show our children just how much we truly love them even more than we normally show them on a day-to-day basis. This day is also designed to commemorate the launch of Black Fathers facebook group in March of ’09. We are looking to get activities and event going in cities and towns across the country. Please step up and organize in your area. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have great respect and love for Matt and what he has done and continues to do in the minds and hearts of Black Fathers everywhere! Good Black Fathers do exist. Hold it down on Black Father’s Day and do your thang Black Men! Visit Matt Prestbury’s website BlackFathersonline.com.