This month a new book debuts set to shatter stereotypes of Black fathers though positive and inspirational essays about everyday
fathers written by the daughters they have raised. Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of
Barack Obama was inspired by President Barack Obama’s Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative which encourages and supports
“This book is incredibly near to my heart—just like my father,” explains the book’s editor, Kenrya Rankin Naasel. After years of
hearing how terrible Black men are at taking care of their children, I realized that it is important to share the positive stories like
Through this collection of thoughtful essays, twenty women wrestle with the much maligned image of the Black dad
and shed light on the touching relationships they have with the dynamic fathers in their lives.
DaddysCool was privy to the advanced proof and we were quite impressed and moved. I know personally there is nothing like hearing
from my daughters what I mean to them and those sensory and personal moments are captured here in this book.
Visit www.BetOnBlackDads.com for more information.
Their is a book tour for the launch of Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama. A celebration with signings, readings and Q&As in NYC, Philly and D.C.
New York, NY
October 12, 2013 | 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Brunch signing at The Living Gallery BK
1094 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
November 1, 2013 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cocktail signing at ART SANCTUARY
628 S 16th St., Philadelphia, PA 19146
November 2, 2013 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Brunch signing @ The Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036