Festival-goers plead need for clever masculine purpose models

June 20, 2015 - Picnic Time

Larry Washington common french fries with his dual sons in a shade during a African-American Festival on Saturday and pronounced it’s an knowledge he never had with his dad.

Washington, 39, of Baltimore pronounced his father was not concerned in his life. It’s one of a reasons he relishes spending time with his 11- and 5-year-olds.

“I don’t wish my children to be though a father,” he pronounced on Father’s Day weekend.

At a African-American Festival, many families perused sell or grabbed a snack, clutching diaper bags, pulling strollers or holding tiny hands as they walked by a crowds. Many, like Washington, pronounced there is a need for clever masculine purpose models in a community.

Earlier this year, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake urged black group in Baltimore to do some-more to assistance quell assault in a city by apropos concerned as mentors, tutors and village leaders. City homicides, she pronounced during a time, mostly engage black group murdering black men.