“Get out!!!!!” Tanya screamed at the top of her lungs holding her newborn child Tameka close to her bosom. “M---f-ker I said get the f--- out my house!!!!” Michael the Father of little baby Tameka stood still on the couch with a confused look on his face- What is happening here? He thought to himself. Is this some postpartum **** she’s going through? Tanya runs to the phone and dials 911. “Come get this black muffafukka out my house! He’s beating on me!!!” She hangs up. That’s all a Black Woman has to say isn’t it. Its like a Bat signal for jail time. But Michael never once laid his hands on Tanya for any violent reasons. He just simply walked into the house and asked her why was the baby crying. “Tanya baby what did I do? Why are you lying on me like that? Michael said, finally getting up from the couch and reaching out to hold his new baby girl. Tanya slaps his hands down away from her and screams even louder- “nugga don’t you ever touch my baby!!!” Freeze. Hold that thought. Fast forward 5 years later. Michael and Tanya are no longer together. Michael is now paying child support. During the hearing Tanya claimed Michael was a “deadbeat Father” to which the judge nodded in agreement. She also claimed he was an abuser and a threat to her new family. This of course gave her the sympathy of the court. They threw the book at him. As a Manager of a McDonalds franchise Michael made about $2100 a month with occasional overtime. The court awarded Tanya $678.00 a month in child support. Now, let’s deal with this issue directly. Some Women reading this somehow feel this is fair, but it is not- Brothas are losing a terrible battle out there to this epidemic. About 3 years ago, I would never have called this an epidemic, but it is. After overhearing 2 teenage girls conversing about how they can have a baby “by” a HARDWORKING Brotha so they can get child support and not have to work, it had me thinking. We have a very serious problem here. Who is address the psychological issues surrounding Child Support? The case between Michael and Tanya is a real one. It happened to a friend of mine here in Atlanta. Michael and Tanya were together for about 4-5 years before having a child. According to Mike, it was as if, she “snapped” – one day he came home from work, and there was a different woman in the living room waiting for him. My theory? She planned it. All hard working, overtime working Brothas seem to be in danger these days. There are Sistahs out there who can spot you from a mile away. And before I get jumped on by the Sistahs, I must say that the reality is, Women have been too oppressed on this planet. The Black Woman is the most downtrodden Woman of all. First she gets it from the White Man at work, and then from the Black Man at home. As Men we sometimes wonder why are there so many “gold-diggers” and Women who just want to be “kept” or would scheme and plot to get into a better survival situations. Sometimes the answer is obvious. In Africa the female Lion does most of the hunting for the pride. So a Black female who schemes and plots is actually a hunter for her children. Yeah, it might make sense, but I don’t want to be the hunted either. The truth is, the scene between Michael and Tanya is very common. Our Brothas are being labeled “deadbeat” Fathers, or grilled for abandoning the family, when in fact in most cases- these Brothas are kicked out of the family by the female. Suddenly there is a “change of emotions” and that Woman who once loved you wants you to leave her and the baby alone. All of these lies are belivable in court of course, since the Black Man is enemy number one- and either way it goes the US Gov’t will make money off your imprisonment. Lioness or not, our Women have become the best assistants to the US Gov’t. As Brothas, can we do a better job at providing Food-Clothing-Shelter for our Nation and Children as a collective so that Women don’t have to use these tactics for survival? Do you have a solution to this problem?