Extraordinarily Brave Son Confronts Victim To Repay A Debt His Criminal Father Had Incurred f

Incredible story on how fatherlessness doesn’t have to turn into Spit’in Anger, but Awesome Love!

I have discovered as a father of a 5 year old boy; how wonderful it is to explore and enjoy being a boy without the pressure of having someone tell you that you must be the Man of the House. Let our boys be boys first!

Spit’in Anger is Coming to Brooklyn at the Historic church of Grace Tabernacle Christian Center Church of God In Christ (The home that Rev. Timothy Wright Built) | 1745 Pacific Street (bet. Utica and Schenectady Aves) Brooklyn, NY 11213 | Saturday, May 17, 2014; 1:00pm-5:00pm 

We’re looking for your expression of Fatherlessness…Submit Your Photo Today and tell us about you. www.facesofafatherlessnation.com

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Me Must Tell our Girls How Beautiful They Are! f

I saw this the other day and it has taken me some time to process it. It touched me because I have daughters and I agonize to know that they know how BEAUTIFUL they are and that they have a Father who lets them know that. I don’t know her whole story; but what I do know that for young girls like her; we need to change our narrative. For MEN/FATHERS (because that’s my work) We need to start by ensuring they understand that their beauty begins on the inside. We need to validate their hearts so that it resonates through whatever skin tone they have. We not JUST our Brothers Keeper; but our Sisters Keeper as well. IF NOBODY TOLD YOU TODAY; My beautiful precious SISTER; you need to know that GOD has ordained your worthiness; let NO MAN diminish that. You are the flavor of the earth, the diamond in the sky, the wind beneath our wings. YOU ARE IN THE BEST OF TERMS; BEAUTIFUL!!!!

 

Overwhelmed With Urgency

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I woke up this morning with this overwhelming feeling of urgency. Odd feeling for a Sunday Morning as I woke up thanking God for all he has done for me, my family and my work. Torn with whether or not to go to church, when there should have been no debate; I let the feeling overwhelm and paralyze me. When you are immerse in the ministry of saving people its hard to determine when to break away and save yourself.

My heart aches for my people and my community and I’m faithful enough to know that God can heal all things and there is a lesson in the process. I thank God for my passion, purpose and position. Because of it, I want so much for my family, children, church, friends and community. I recognize I’m just one solider on the battle field and there are other brothers and sisters that God has anointed to battle in their own way. Knowing All this; it still doesn’t stop me from wanting to save the world myself.

I accept, I can’t do it by myself. I also understand that the work will only be done by a few. Yet that still doesn’t stop me from wanting to save the world by myself. I guess what I really want for myself and for others like me, is that God will rest upon us; patience, hope and the passion never to give up.

I’m realizing that “urgency” isn’t an emotion, but it is a state of mind. One that we must content with in order to press forward. This thing that I have; this compassion and desire to want the best for people; I can’t give it back. Its part of who I am; its the gift God has instilled in me. It’s my work, my mission, my ministry. It’s what will drive me to my last breathe.

God I give myself to you to use me and accomplish the things you have placed in my life. I now understand that the urgency in me is really your presence over me. Thus without it, I am without you. 

Now; I stand on my feet and ready myself for the world, the task, the ministry knowing that I am blessed to be chosen. THANK YOU GOD for allowing me to serve.

As serious as this subject of Fatherlessness is; I try to find spaces where I can lighten up the conversation, but still put out great information…My sister is awesome in helping me do that.

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Date Confirmed -  Langston Hughes African American Film Festival | SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014; 4 p.m. | 104 17th Ave | Seattle, WA 98144 | For more information http://www.langstoninstitute.org

Jackson State University | Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Conference (COSEBOC) | Jackson, MS | April 22, 2014; 7 p.m. For more information call (781) 775-9461 or visit http://www.coseboc.org

The narratives that I have heard on the road with Spit’in Anger has been nothing short of incredible. It’s enlighten to see communities across the country and how the issue of fatherlessness is impacting their well-being. We would love to tell the story of Fatherfullness (and will) but this issue of anger and emotion must be told and explored so we can create MORE fatherfull narratives.

The Weight of Pain in New Orleans

I had the pleasure of showing my ninth screening of Spit’in Anger in New Orleans at the Andrew Wilson Charter School. Given the brief history of the school, it was an honor to play a small role in it’s continuing recovery from Hurricane Katrina; which totally destroyed the school. 

Awesome night with the New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium (@FathersConsort) at the Andrew Wilson Charter School in New Orleans…Spit’in Anger is rolling along.

This screening was hosted in Springfield, Mass with SEEDS OF A FATHER and Kevin Anthony Green on March 28th. A few of the participants shared their thoughts with our co-producer Ali Brathwaite. For more information, visit www.spitinanger.com

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Detour or Distraction?

Today, I heard some stuff that just sent my blood pressure through the roof. But rather that react; I stayed in the space that God had me in. I hate when people try to punch a hole in your TRUTH, cause it doesn’t verify their LIE. Thank You Lord for my wife; and her ability to regulate the thief at the back door. Because in my head, I was in my car and headed West to handle it. BUT, BUT, BUT; something said to me; that’s just the devil knocking at your door seeing if this is one you will answer. (Its a deep devil that will use the Lord’s work to bait you.) Anyway; I kept to my task and purpose and while my cup for the moment felt half full; He sent me THREE phone calls from people I have never met. ALL of them poured into me and told me how my work has impacted them and how much they admired my ability to stay true to the work at hand, no matter how unworthy people attempt to make the task. I learned today the difference between a distraction and a detour. A distraction is meant to draw your attention in the hopes that you will destroy yourself; a detour is meant to help you avoid danger with the intention of saving yourself. So; nice try devil; and Thank You God for the scenery on my little detour today and for placing me back on track!

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