Courage Proverb From Southern Africa

Courage Proverb From Southern Africa
With Love From Your Ancestors

Do not find fault with what you do not understand.

African fathers deserve to be praised

African fathers deserve to be praised

Every day, our culture transmits the message that African dads are not involved in their child's life. Black fathers tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to being appreciated.


A little girl and her father walk on Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, during Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

African fathers deserve to be praised 365 days of the year.


Father's Day is a special day of celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood and the influence of fathers in the world. 

The idea for Father's Day originated in the United States and has been officially celebrated on the third Sunday in June since 1966.

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The general perception in the world is that the African fathers does not exist however, many black African fathers play an active role in their children’s lives spending more time in their children's day-to-day lives than any other race.



A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Fatherhood Quotes


He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budington Kelland


Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance. - Ruth Renkel



The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
-Author Unknown


I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much. -Hedy Lamarr


I love how we do not have to say out loud that I am your favorite child. -Author Unknown


There are three stages of a man’s life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus. -Author Unknown


Children who hate their fathers learn to forgive and begin to love
Love and forgive

Whether you call him uba, baba, bapa, pa, père, nna, papai, ubaba, utata, father, dad, daddy, paw or old man, if you love him tell him so, if you hate him, let go and forgive him for being an imperfect parent.  

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