The CDC study this article is based on is a complete farce. It only accounts for the father's responses instead of the child's responses. Never-married black males "father" children at a rate of 5 to 1 of whites (Per last US Census). This study asked black fathers questions like: "Have you eaten with your child in the last 4 weeks? Have you read to your child in the last 4 weeks? etc." All the father had to do was to eat with one of his children or read to one of his children in that time span to offer a favorable response. Therefore, never-married black males were 5X as likely to give a favorable response. Also, the 4 week time frame is kind of loose. You could theoretically be in jail and have one meal with one of your 10 children in a 4 week period and be counted a good father in this study. It's a joke. Look at the statistics of the perils children face by not having 2 parents in the home, then you'll see the bleak truth of black fathers in our society. Your not going to find real change in the black community unless you start acknowledging the truth.
Oh, stop hating; and stop assuming that because a man is not married to his child's mother or is not longer living in the same home with his ex-wife and his kids, he has nothing to do with with own children.
The truth is, the children of White ex-wives fair no better than children of Black single mothers where father involvement is concerned, and that is a fact and a truth that America tries to keep hidden and constantly lie or lie by omission about.
First they tried to spread the lie that children of Black single mothers didn't know their fathers, and since that has been debunked, then they started trying to spread the propaganda that Black fathers don't spend time with their child(ren).
African American fathers are no different than any other race fathers in America, the situation and/or relationship they have with their child(ren) is all over the spectrum from heavily involved whether married to the mother or not or living in the same household not, to no involvement whatsoever, whether married to the mother or not or living the same household or not.
It really all boils down to the type man the child(ren)'s father is, his character, his integrity, and whether he chooses to not put himself before his own child(ren); [regardless of race, class, or circumstance].
It's not hating to state facts. You should never fear the truth. Countless studies show a one parent home is perilous to a child's well being. Here's one: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr074.pdf
If you'd like to present actual facts to the contrary, I'd be glad to look at them. But so far, it just looks like you're speaking from emotion and not reality.
Its Xeon again, please go away. And go to hell. BLOCKED AGAIN!