President Barack Obama sits down with BET Networks for an exclusive interview at the White House to discuss the current unrest in America. The president addresses community concerns and calls for justice and equality after the recent grand jury decisions. President Obama discusses his strategy not only to investigate the various incidents, but also the ways in which he believes that the country can come together during this time. BET News’ Jeff Johnson conducts the interview.
Pledge your commitment to family and community, and recognize the positive impact that fathers, mothers, mentors, and other responsible adults can have on our children and youth!
The President’s Fatherhood Pledge
Fatherlessness is a growing crisis in America, one that underlies many of the challenges that families are facing. When dads aren’t around, young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents themselves.
President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That’s why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge — a pledge that we’ll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around.
Go signs the pledge today and encourage other Dads to do the same.
Who would of thought that President Barack Obama was this funny. Obama rips on Fox News, Sen. Rand Paul and other critics.
President Obama at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C.
We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child – it’s the courage to raise one.”
— President Barack Obama
President Obama has been of our nation’s leaders on issues related to responsible fatherhood. The President knows firsthand the power that fathers can have in the lives of their children, and the challenges families and communities face without committed fathers.
For these reasons, President Obama has started a National Conversation on Responsible Fatherhood and Strong Communities and made the issue of fatherhood and at-risk youth one of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships’ four key priorities. The Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships is helping to coordinate the Federal Government’s fatherhood policy, and has launched a national fatherhood tour to hear directly from local communities about how we can come together to encourage personal responsibility and strengthen our nation’s families.