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A Father's Day ad by a Minnesota-based group is recruiting "a few good men" to help resurrect the two-parent black family.

"We hope you're having a Happy Father's Day. In our lifetime, the black family has declined from approximately 80 percent two-parent to 80 percent fatherless homes without one national initiative to reverse the trend – until now!"

The ad was created by TakeCharge board President Kendall Qualls and members of the organization. The organization rejects Black Lives Matter and the current woke culture, including Critical Race Theory.

The Black family disintegrated in the 1960s and '70s due to welfare programs that forced Black men out of the home.

Black single women became pregnant in order to earn more welfare checks per child, thereby deteriorating the Black family even more.

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In the 1960s, 80% of Black families were led by males. Today, 80% of Black households are led by single mothers.

The group created the Twin Cities campaign to return the black community to its glory, "cultural roots of faith, family, and education."

Qualls, a former U.S. army officer and high-ranking executive of Fortune 100 healthcare companies, told Breitbart News in early June his message that "America – and the idea of America – works" is central to the efforts of TakeCharge.

"If it can work for a guy like me, who started his life in Harlem, New York, as a kid, then later lived in a trailer park in Oklahoma,” he said. "And I tell people, 'Look, I've been called trailer trash, ghetto kid, and a lot worse. But, in this country, where you start in life is not where you have to stay in life."

"And that message resonates with people," Qualls said.

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The first official Juneteenth National Independence Day weekend in America was marred by gunfire and bloodshed over the weekend.

The new federal holiday, which celebrates the end of slavery in Texas, became effective immediately after the bill was signed into law by U.S. President Joe Biden last week.

However, holiday celebrations ended in shootings in Atlanta, Oakland, Aurora, Baton Rouge, Clover, South Carolina; and Flint, Michigan over the weekend.

One man was killed in a shooting in Old Fourth Ward and three separate shootings wounded three men in three hours in Atlanta over the weekend, the Atlanta Police Department said.

The multiple shootings marred Juneteenth and Father's Day celebrations in Atlanta.

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Elsewhere, one man was shot multiple times as he cowered behind two children in the Bronx Borough of New York City.

A man wearing red stumbled over the children as they walked to a store to buy a loaf of bread. Surveillance video captured another man wearing all black chase the victim and open fire as he tried to hide behind the two children, a 10-year-old girl and her 5-year-old brother, who were both strangers to him.

Video shows the girl shielding her little brother from the gunfire. The gunman escaped on the back of a scooter driven by another man.

The victim took himself to a local hospital, where he is listed in stable condition with gunshot wounds to his back and both legs.

The two children were not injured. Their horrified parents watched the violence unfold from their apartment window.
 
"They saw the gunman running down the block shooting and they thought they were shooting their children," Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "That little boy won't leave his dad's lap. When he hears a fire cracker, he thinks it's a shooting."

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The children, their parents, and 2-year-old sister were honored at a NY Yankees game on Sunday.

In other violent shootings over the Juneteenth weekend, at least 5 people died, and 44 were injured in shootings in Chicago (read here).

One person was killed and 6 wounded during shootings near a Juneteenth event in Oakland, CA.

One woman was fatally shot after she opened fire on a police officer at a Juneteenth parade in Flint, Michigan.

Police say a triple shooting killed 2 men and wounded a 3-year-old boy in Philadelphia on Saturday.

At least 1 man was killed and 4 others wounded in a possible gang-related shooting at a Juneteenth celebration in Aurora, Colorado early Sunday.

And at least 3 people were shot at a Juneteenth celebration in Clover, SC on Saturday.
 

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Father's Day is this Sunday, June 20, a time for children to show their dads how much they love and appreciate them.

While the holiday pales in comparison to Mother's Day, experts say fathers are more important to a child's development than mothers.

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Radio host Steve Harvey, a father of four, said this about Father's Day: "Father's Day dwarfs in comparison to Mother's Day. It's actually embarrassing. Ain't no restaurants sold out..."

And radio personality Ryan Cameron, a father of three, said Father's Day is the most disrespected holiday - and he's tired of the disrespect.

If you are a successful businesswoman, your father probably had a lot to with the direction you've taken in life.

According to childcare experts, there are many factors that influence a young girl’s future, and a good dad is the key to success

Research has shown a strong father-daughter bond may play an important role in the kind of woman a little girl grows up to be.

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Girls who had hands-on fathers during their early stages of development grew up to be healthier physically, were less likely to be depressed, and were less likely to become pregnant during their high school or college years.

[Read: Abandonment issues: how it affects your relationship]

More than 1 in 4 children in America live in a fatherless home. 3 out of 4 children are raised in single mother households in the Black community.

But there is good news.

A recent study shows dads are spending more time with their children today than they did two generations ago.

A father's love is key to the way daughters view relationships with other men. If a father isn't there during a daughter's formative years, his absence can cause drama in her life later on.

[READ: The 11 types of girls you need to avoid at all costs]

Happy Father's Day!
 

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Rapper Offset is grateful that his wife Cardi B loves her stepchildren "the same way" as their daughter.

The 28-year-old "WAP" rapper is mom to 2-year-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, and she is also stepmother to Offset's three other children, Jordan, 11, Kalea, 6, and Kody, also six.

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The Migos rapper, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about fatherhood ahead of Father's Day on Sunday, June 20.

He praised the way his wife treats his own children with as much love and tenderness as their own child.

"She usually surprises me with an expensive gift, man," he said. "That's how it usually goes. She always just give me love... My other kids who ain't hers... (she) gives them love the same way. It's a beautiful thing."

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Offset, 29, is looking forward to his Father's Day gifts, but he's looking forward to spending the day with his spawn.

"(I want) to be at home more than anything, just enjoying the kids... running around, 'Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!'" he said.

"Being able to see them all at once just running around, it's beautiful. Just with the family - family time. It's wild, man. It's non-stop (mimicking his children) 'Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! I want to do this! If he's doing something, I want to do it! He ain't pass the controller! He's playing the game too long! He won't give me my iPad! He's watching the iPad too long!' But they love each other so much."

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The rapper is also eager to teach his children important life lessons.

He told Entertainment Tonight:

"I want them to understand that they got to work hard. Life is not easy... I want them to respect the moral of life, respect other people, and not act so spoiled... I have real life conversations with them. Sometimes they ask, 'I want this, this, that'... I don't say yes to everything. Mostly because I didn't have it."

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"I see a lot of people say, 'I didn't have it coming up, so I give them whatever they want.' I don't do that because how I got to the position I'm in right now is by not having access to everything... I tell 'em (to) save money... I'm trying to teach them that early because even though we're blessed to be able to give them what they need, they've still got to understand the real-life situations in the world."

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Usher Raymond recreated a magazine photo shoot with his 2 sons Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd Ely Raymond, 11, in a TikTok video for Father's Day.

The 41-year-old R&B crooner was awarded primary custody of the boys after a bitter court battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster in 2012.

Since then, Usher and Foster have worked together to co-parent their sons. Foster moved from Atlanta to L.A. so their sons would not have to fly coast to coast for visitations with her every month.

Usher, Shakira, Coldplay and more are set to perform during a star-studded virtual concert to highlight the impact the coronavirus has made globally.

The concert will livestream on June 27, and will feature performances by Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Miley Cyrus, Chloe x Halle, and more.

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris thanked her husband of 10 years, rapper Tip "T.I." Harris in a Father's Day post on Instagram on Monday.

The 44-year-old mother-of-5 thanked her main man for their combined 8 children, writing:

"I wanna thank you for our Amazing blended family. My Luvs Messiah, Domani, Deyjah to our 4 babies King, Leiah, Major, Heiress to my kid u loved & took care of as your own Zonnique!! The best parts of my life!! Happy Father’s Day to my man... I love U Big Daddy."

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Tiny's followers were impressed that Tiny remains faithful to her man after the well-publicized drama in their lives over the years. But he's a good provider to his blended brood.

In another post, Tiny also paid tribute to her late father, Charles "Speedy" Pope, who passed away in 2013.

"Hey good looking fella!! Happy Heavenly Father’s Day! My creator!! My twin!! Miss u dearly! #SpeedyWasTheMan ... #WhereIGetItAllFrom ... #StaightFromAuburnAve.”
 


 

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Rappers Cardi B and Offset shared a passionate kiss as they celebrated Father's Day with their entire families at Tao restaurant in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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While Cardi celebrated with her gente at the family dinner, Offset snuck off to purchase a few bouquets of flowers to present to his wife, Cardi B.

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Her reaction was priceless as her baby daughter Kulture presented her mommy with a single rose.

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The family was celebrating two special occasions, Father’s Day and a birthday for one of Cardi B's younger family members.

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Love and bliss was in the air as family man Offset flew in his other children by multiple baby mamas to celebrate the special day with their dad.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made their first visit to Camp David for Father's Day. After the first family returned home to the White House, First Son Barron Trump, 11, snapped a photo of the Marine guard who saluted him as he stepped off Marine One. 5-foot-11 Barron is the first boy to live in the White House in over 50 years.

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