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Angela Carr Patterson/The Issues of Fatherless Daughters: The Stakes are Too High

Angela Carr Patterson

Angela Carr Patterson

*We all have a biological father but when the term fatherless is used it means that the father figure is just not present in the daughter’s life. He may be unavailable, unattached or absent.

Perhaps he’s dead, may have run away or maybe he’s physically present but not attentive and caring. Pope John XXIII once said:

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”

It is not easy to cope with being fatherless. As human beings, we crave to beloved, cared for, and cherished by those who brought us into life.

More women are fatherless than you can imagine. A recent study from Lisa Mancini and Professor Briggs says:

As the divorce rate in the United States climbs to nearly 50 percent, fathers seem to be disappearing from their daughters lives. Research shows that girls and young women who have an unstable father figure are more liable to have unplanned pregnancy, low-self esteem, high school and college drop-out, poverty, divorce and sexually promiscuous behavior.

Females Who Grow Up Fatherless Are:

  • Eight times more likely to go to prison.
  • Five times more likely to commit suicide.
  • 20 times more like to have behavioral problems.• 32 times more likely to run away.
  • 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances.• Nine times more likely to drop out of high school.• 33 times more likely to be seriously abused.
  • 73 times more likely to be fatally abused.
  • On average have a 44% higher mortality rate.
  • On average have a 73% lower standard of living.

The above facts are taken from: US Department Health and Human Services, US Department of Health & Census, Rainbow of All God’s Children, Parents of Prison Policy Review 2003 and US Department of Justice Special Report.

If you have an organization that serve women and girls, did you know that at least 1 out of 3 of them is a fatherless daughter? A fatherless daughter is a female who grew up with an unattached, unavailable or absent father. The father may have been in the home physically and not present emotionally…the effects on the daughter will be same as if he wasn’t there at all.

This one key missing element in a female’s life can have many negative consequences on her, especially as she enters her teen and adult years. These consequences will follow her until she deals with them. These consequences create several social ills within our homes, our communities, our relationships, the media and the world.

Dr. Richard Horowitz said, “It leaves a hole in their soul that is extremely difficult to fill, and they carry this father hunger into adulthood until they deal with it.”

“It leaves a hole in their heart that a government can’t fill.” President Barak Obama

We can no longer ignore these issues that have too long gone unrecognized. Too many programs, organizations, companies and institutions that are designed for women and girls are NOT addressing this issue at the ROOT.

Much is being discussed with several open panel forums and events. BUT no one is introducing a real evidence based, result driven solution. We cannot serve women and girls without addressing this issue of Fatherless Daughters, in depth.

I am on a mission to elevate the awareness of this unrecognizable hidden pain that is causing many struggles and failures within the lives of women and girls. And I am also committed to providing real solutions to aid in decreasing the issue of fatherlessness LONG term negative impact on lives of girls and women globally.

Truth of the matter is, some fathers don’t know how to love their daughters or even be there for them. Not all of them, but many do abandon them physically, emotionally or both. And while there are many great men who are mentoring fathers to step up and re-engage and re-enter their daughter’s life, even if she is age 50, there’s nothing one can do to change the fathers who don’t. That’s just who they are.

But we can change how we feel inside and how we respond to this uncaring behavior of our fathers. We can change our fate and make it not just bearable, but BETTER all together!

We can redefine who we are beyond our fatherlessness, reclaim our value and our worth and  begin to rewrite a new narrative for our lives. We can, we will and we are!

If you have an organization, church, school or company that serve women or girls, connect with us and learn how you can be apart of this movement to help fatherless daughters heal their daddy wounds and move their lives onto new levels of love, acceptance and forgiveness.

Angela Carr Patterson is a speaker, author, Radio/TV host, Global Life Strategist, Founder of The Fatherless Daughters Network, The Fatherless Girls Summit and the Creator of the groundbreaking Journey to Being Process a Fatherless Daughters Breakthrough Program.

To Connect w/ Angela: [email protected]

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Happy Birthday Mr. President! Today is Barack Obama’s 54th B-day

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Today, Tuesday, August 4, is President Barack Obama‘s 54th birthday. And how is he celebrating? By working!

His b-day schedule includes items like United Nations policy, his vice president, entrepreneurship, and the Iran nuclear deal.

In the morning, the prez welcomes United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the Oval Office, with an agenda likely to range from Iran to climate change. The president addresses the U.N. General Assembly next month.

The president also holds his weekly lunch with Vice President Biden. This session holds special interest, coming in the wake of news reports that Biden will soon decide whether or not to seek the presidency in 2016.

You can get the rest of President Obama’s

birthday schedule at USA Today.

For the record Donald Trump, President Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.

Happy birthday, Mr. President!

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Donald Trump: Obama Blew it for Future Black President Hopefuls

*If you missed it, this past Sunday Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told ABC News the US won’t see another black president for who-knows-when because President Barack Obama “set a very poor standard.” Let’s not forget that he jumped on the whole birther movement and relentlessly questioned whether Obama was born in the United States.

Trump, who’s convinced his stuff don’t stink was once sued by the Justice Department because the management of his apartment complexes allegedly discriminated against black tenants — also believes he’ll win the black vote.

Specifically, as far as President Obama, “The Donald” responded to a question  about a tweet he sent last year saying America would not see another black president for generations because the how lowly he rated Obama’s performance in office.

“He has done nothing for African Americans. You look at what’s gone on with their income levels. You look at what’s gone on with their youth. I thought that he would be a great cheerleader for this country. I thought he’d do a fabulous job for the African American citizens of this country. He has done nothing,” Trump said.

“They have problems now in terms of unemployment numbers, look at their unemployment numbers. And you have — here you have a black president who’s done very poorly for the African Americans of this country,” Trump said. “I think that I will win the African American vote and I think I will win the Hispanic vote.”

As delusional and full of you-know-what as he is, unbelievably dude continues to lead all the other GOP presidential candidates. That says volumes about what Republican voters want.

Trump also would not rule out a third-party run for office, saying only that he wouldn’t run as an independent if he was treated fairly by the Republican party.

Meanwhile Monday night on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon decided to put on a bad wig and show us what it would be like if Obama called Trump to offer him some advice for Thursday’s Republican presidential debate. As you can imagine, the clip involves a lot of bragging, interrupting, Chris Christie jokes, and auto tune. Watch the foolywang:

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Darren Wilson Opens Up A Year After His Killing of Mike Brown

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*Nearly a year after he gunned down and unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown and unwittingly started the #BlackLivesMatter movement, former Ferguson, MO policeman Darren Wilson has given his first interview. Wilson told The New Yorker that he and his family have to take precautions when they go out.

“We try to go somewhere — how do I say this correctly? — with like-minded individuals. You know. Where it’s not a mixing pot.”

Wilson, who was not indicted in Brown’s killing, still lives in relative seclusion the St Louis area. He says he hasn’t reflected much on who Brown was because he had been preoccupied with the waves of protests in Ferguson and the civil lawsuit Brown’s parents filed against him in May.

“You do realize that his parents are suing me?” Wilson told The New Yorker’s Jake Halpern. “So I have to think about him.”

When asked if he’d ever given thought about who Brown was as a person, his answer was telling:

“who he was as a person?” “Not really,” Wilson admits. “Because it doesn’t matter at this point. Do I think he had the best upbringing? No. Not at all.”

In the days following the fatal shooting, he informed his then six-year old stepson that Michael Brown “was a bad guy,” and went on to recall Brown as having “the most intense, aggressive face” during their altercation, similar to that of a “demon.”

Wilson who’s been without work since he resigned from the Ferguson police department, told the magazine that he’s interviewed for a few law enforcement positions, but the Brown case is “too hot an issue, so it makes me unemployable.”

If you wanna know more, read the full story at The New Yorker.

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WATCH: ‘Legend of the Mantamji’ Live Action Short

*When a masked gang known as the New World Knights gather illegal weapons for an attack on New York City, it’s up to a mystical warrior known as a Mantamaji to stop them.

His powers are untested and he’s outgunned, can he survive this first big challenge?

The answer could be in the Edward Dean Seaton directed live action short above.

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Min. Paul Scott/Straight Outta Con Man: Exposin’ the Truth About NWA

“Fool me one time shame on you/Fool me twice can’t put the blame on you”  (No Role Modelz)  – J Cole

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TRUTH Minista Paul Scott

*I’d be lying to myself and you if I said that the trailer for the new NWA (N*** With Attitude)  movie, “Straight Outta Compton” didn’t make me wanna stand in  line and drop 10 bucks to see the flick.  The trailer suggests that the film centers around a group of young men  experiencing the trials and tribulations of being black in America during the 80’s, who used their fame  to become the official spokes-homies of the ‘hood.   In the  aftermath of the deaths of  Mike Brown, Sandra Bland,  Samuel DuBose and numerous others who died mysteriously after confrontations with CWA (Cops With Attitude)  ,  who wouldn’t want to see a film about a bunch of rappers throwing up their middle fingers in the face of authority and inspiring a generation of black youth to become revolutionists ?

Interesting story, indeed.  But it’s just not the story of NWA.

The real story of NWA goes more like this…”During a period in the late 80’s when rap artists like  Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions were succeeding in getting a nation of millions to stop selling crack and to stop killing each other, out of nowhere a group of rappers came along and destroyed  the foundation that they were building and leaving as their  legacy the broken bodies and shattered dreams  of millions of black men and grieving mothers…

For those of us who  were fortunate enough to live through the Reagan/Bush Era, we know the truth. The problems facing African Americans in 2015, are no  different from the problems that we faced during the 80’s with police brutality, white on black violence,  black on black violence etc.  And just like during the 80’s, when black political awareness was rising here comes  NWA again to lower the intelligence bar and turn potential revolutionists into apolitical  thugs.

I must admit, the way the music  industry used NWA was wickedly, brilliant.  While Public Enemy was trying to save black lives, they created a group  to destroy them.  So NWA’s  two politically  aware songs served  only as a Trojan Horse to bring people into the real agenda, profitizing the destruction of the  black community.

Matter of fact, NWA did not even deny the nefarious plot to overthrow conscious Hip Hop with gangsta-ism. They bragged about it!

According to  Vibe magazine writer, Cheo Hodaria Coker, Dr. Dre even admitted that NWA was created to be an alternative to music that promoted black power. So. this was no accident.

No one is denying that F*** the Police set a new standard in articulating the frustrations of young black men who were constantly being harassed by the cops . But the problem is, if you take “F*** the Police (and the contradictory Express Yourself)  out of the equation , what are you left with?  You are stuck with two albums and one EP that glorified black death and misogyny and inspired rappers of subsequent generations to follow their lead. Just listen to  “She Swallowed it” off of their second album where the Pied Pipers of Pedifphellia rapped about the  sexual gang bang of a 14 year old girl and the other subject matter did not really differ from that formula.

Now, there are some who would argue that NWA was not  really a symbol of black genocide. But that’s just like saying  that the Confederate Flag was not  really a symbol of white racism.  So, we are clearly dealing with revisionist history.

Now, ultimately,  I don’t blame five black kids from the hood  for  hatching such a genocidal plot, I blame the music  industry and in this case Jerry Heller, who is credited as being one of the co-founders of NWA. In my opinion, Heller is a war criminal and should be charged with war crimes against the African American community.

In his autobiography, Ruthless, a Memoir, Heller even confesses that based on the historical conspiracies  by the “powers that be”  to exterminate black people, “ if these conspiracies are true…then Eazy E and I were just pawns of C.I.A machinations too vast to contemplate.”

Therefore, if Eazy, Dre,  Cube, Ren and Yella are  guilty of anything, it is the sacrifice of young black lives on the altar of  the Synagogue  of Satan for the reward of riches beyond  their wildest dreams. So, no I won’t be watching Straight Outta Compton and if you care anything about the state of Black America, neither should you. We cannot allow history to repeat itself where the revolutionary spirit of black youth is channeled into self destructive behaviors and the “enemy” ultimately becomes other black men.

Instead of spending our money on Straight Outta Compton , we should be buying books to teach the youth  about The Black Panthers  and other revolutionists who really stood up against police brutality.  The blood of the thousands of young men who died over the last 25 years trying to be “N**** demands it !

For a thorough breakdown of NWA:

Min. Paul Scott is founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation. He can be reached at [email protected] Follow on Twitter @truthminista