Black Positive People : Daddyspromise.com

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Award-winning broadcast journalist, Ed Gordon, created Daddy’s Promise, an initiative designed to focus the attention of the African-American community on the positive relationship that can and should exist between fathers and daughters.

    Through a national campaign and a series of community engagements, including a father and daughter dance that will take place during summer 2009, the initiative will encourage fathers to be actively involved in their daughter's lives. The movement gives this relationship a voice and creates a nationwide conversation with African-American families, ultimately celebrating fathers and father figures.

    Daddy’s Promise includes a symbolic component that will encourage men to sign a pledge and make a public acknowledgment of love and support for their daughters. It also consists of principles and guidelines to assist in fostering positive relationships between fathers and daughters.

    The Father/Daughter relationship has a significant impact on the many ways social and familial bonds are formed and the way girls grow up to be strong, confident women. To that end, Daddy’s Promise is a sustainable program that:

    1. Encourages African-American fathers to take greater interest in their daughters’ lives,
    2. Builds self-esteem in young girls and teaches them to be productive citizens,
    3. Salutes the importance of the father’s role in the full development in his daughter’s life and the tremendous impact he has in shaping her,
    4. Creates dialogue among families as a first step in establishing healthy relationships between girls and the men who help raise them—fathers, grandfathers, father figures and mentors, thereby strengthening African-American families as a whole.


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    Thank you for sharing this it's very uplifting and indeed a promise we as father's must do and keep
     
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    This is a very beautiful thing here, and it warms my heart greatly. I will check out this site, as this is just what we need in our community. This is very much appreciated, and thank you for posting.

    Beautiful, beautiful thing.



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    In the Spirit of Sankofa!

    Zulile,

    Ed Gordon, formerly of BET, is a real class act. Several months ago, I had the pleasure of having a fifteen minute talk with Ed, most of which concerned the initiative, the election, Obama, Rev. Wright, and my book.

    Ed was down to earth and protrayed the exact same demeanor you see on the tube.