BET recently celebrated “ICON MANN of Change” for Black History Month. Each of the 28 days of the month in February, they featured various men of color in short videos about how they affect change. As of Fatherhood Friday, you can review them all.
One of the videos stood out for me was of Wayne Brady. Here are some of his own words and then the short video follows.
“My life changed on Feb. 3, 2003. That was the day my daughter, Maile, was born, and everything snapped into focus. I thought, “I’ve been blessed with this beautiful baby with all of her fingers and toes and her mental faculties. I need to help other parents who are dealing with different situations. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t take care of my little one.”
Brady took it upon himself to start working with the Ronald McDonald House. Check out his video, it addresses fatherhood, his shy childhood and giving back.