A movement in Minnesota is seeking “a few good men” to help “ignite a resurrection of the two-parent black family.”
The group TakeCharge that is behind the campaign is black-led, and centered on family, faith, and free enterprise.
The ad reads, “We hope you’re having a Happy Father’s Day.”
“In our lifetime, the black family has declined from approximately 80 percent two-parent to 80 percent fatherless homes without one national initiative to reverse the trend – until now!” the ad continues.
The president of TakeCharge is Kendall Qualls, whose organization fights for improving education, and opposing wokeism and Critical Race Theory.
TakeCharge explains how government-driven “solutions” have not necessarily been good for communities of color.
“The black community endured decades of discrimination and maltreatment, however the family unit remained intact during the worst of times,” TakeCharge observed.
The message continued, “Not wealthy in tangible assets, the black community was rich in culture and in faith, before government programs and perverse incentives drove a wedge into the black family.”
“Fathers were peeled away, and the community has never recovered,” the group noted.
TakeCharge added, “The passing of time has made the consequences of government intervention clear, and now men of courage and character are stepping up to begin the restoration process – starting in the Twin Cities, and spreading across the country.”
TakeCharge’s leader is a U.S. Army veteran and has worked as a high-ranking executive at Fortune 100 healthcare companies. He founded his group on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, after losing a congressional bid last November.
His goal for his new organization is to “ignite a transformation within the Black community of the Twin Cities by embracing the core principles of America – not rejecting them.”
In a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune op-ed, Qualls wrote, “Martin Luther King would be rolling in his grave if he saw the number of fatherless homes.”
“Literally at the time of his death, blacks were nearly 80% two-parent families,” Qualls observed. “And we’ve gone from 80% two-parent families to 80% fatherless homes, without one national initiative to reverse it, until now.”
“We’re going to do it starting in Minneapolis, and we’re going to spread it across the country,” Qualls vowed, hopeful his group can strengthen the black family unit in America.
Qualls said of Dr. King, “All he wanted was to give us equal status as citizens, nothing more, nothing less.”
“This whole idea of content of character over color of skin,” Qualls continued, referencing King. “You know, that was part of his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.”
“The left has basically thrown that out the window,” he said. “And it’s wrong.”
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