Filling the wire with good stories; that’s the goal of Ben from The Urban Dads. Tired of the negative images portrayed of Black fathers online and in social media, Ben set out to change the conversation and uplift Black fathers, highlighting and celebrating Black fatherhood through The Urban Dads movement.
As a dad himself, Ben also has a son on the autistic spectrum. We talk about the cultural differences of dealing with conditions like Autism in the Black Community. Sometimes in deep denial, but in efforts to advise, we say silly things, “He’ll grow out of it”, or “I peed on the floor till I was 18, and look at me now!” These are well meaning things, but not always the most useful things…Ben and I just get honest and break it all down.
All that AND what conversation would be complete about black fatherhood without discussing some of the greatest black TV fathers of all time...along with some of the not so great. Settle in for a good episode! Enjoy.