(Daily Wire) Barack Obama wasn’t right about very much in his eight years as president, but a speech he delivered about black fathers hit the mark and still holds up today.
“Of all the rocks upon which we build our lives, we are reminded today that family is the most important. And we are called to recognize and honor how critical every father is to that foundation,” Obama said on Father’s Day 2008.
“But if we are honest with ourselves, we’ll admit that what too many fathers also are is missing — missing from too many lives and too many homes. You and I know how true this is in the African-American community. We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled — doubled — since we were children. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it,” he said.
Which brings us to Nick Cannon (who I’m going to Google now to find out who he is).
“Nicholas Scott Cannon is an American television host, actor, rapper, and comedian,” Wikipedia says. “In television, Cannon began as a teenager on ‘All That’ before going on to host ‘The Nick Cannon Show,’ ‘Wild ‘n Out,’ ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘Lip Sync Battle Shorties,’ and ‘The Masked Singer.’”
The 42 year old is apparently super rich — and potent. He has 11 children (plus a 12th on the way) from six different women.
Cannon had twins with then-wife Mariah Carey in 2011. Then he had three children each with Brittany Bell, an American model, dancer and beauty pageant titleholder, and Abby De La Rosa, a model and radio personality.
He also fathered a son with Bre Tiesi, a model and “star” on season 6 of “Selling Sunset” (whatever that is) and a daughter with LaNisha Cole, a model best known for her work on “The Price Is Right” TV show.
And he fathered two children with Alyssa Scott (who is, get ready for it, a model), with his 12th child due soon.
Cannon came out to discuss his prolific fatherdom when a British paper estimated he spends $3 million annually in child support.