Happy Father’s Day 2018!!!
BY RASHAKIM ABIMILECH HUDSON
Father’s day is a significant and recognisable International observance, and even has origins in history. “The History of Father’s Day celebration as seen today is not even a hundred years old. Thanks to the hard work and struggle of Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Washington that just as we have set aside Mother’s Day to honor mothers, we have a day to acknowledge the important role played by the father. However, some scholars opinion is that Father’s Day history is much older than we actually believe it to be. They say that the custom of honoring dad’s on a special day is over 4,000 years old.” Society’s indifference towards fathers below the poverty line, and the lack of respect they receive for their efforts is a negative trend that has begun to plague communities across the country, which brings to light the city of Rochester Ny, where most men, fathers and leaders of color struggle with poverty and oppression, with poor or chronic health and financial issues. The fathers of color in the community are represented by the media, to be only in distress or (thirsty)-hungry, and selfish with ignorant and shameful behavior. The real fact of matter is that most fathers in the community are very good men with strong principles and trustworthy character. They are rich in survival mindset, and well experienced in their faith in the most high. Even the less desirable and estranged fathers deserve to be recognized at least for having given life. Father’s day should be to remember those who try everyday, those who struggle every day and the everyday father who doesn’t need recognition, but respects his role as parent in the community. Honorable not just for one day, but everyday by his actions, spoken words, and participation in his children’s lives. Having support to build mental emotional spiritual and financial bridges that keep the gap from developing in his home, family, community, work, school and even church is very important for today’s fathers. I want to keep fathers of the community of Rochester, Ny aware of their blessings, and I want to remind all fathers in Rochester and the world, especially fathers of color, to give your loved ones the opportunity to honor you by simply loving yourself with discipline, and of course respect humbleness and humility.
-Since 2017 RASHAKIM ABIMILECHH, LLC.