Tuesday, January 29, 2013

President Obama Honors NBA Champion Single Dads


Associated Press
During a White House visit to celebrate the Miami Heat’s 2012 NBA Championship, President Barak Obama made special mention of Dwayne Wade and Labron James who “take their roles as fathers seriously[i].” Mr. Obama continued, "For all the young men out there who are looking up to them over time, for them to see somebody who cares about their kids and is there for them, day in, day out, that's a good message to send.[ii]"

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there were in excess of 1.7 million single fathers in 2009; 15 percent of single parents were men.

● 8 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18.

● About 47 percent were divorced, 29 percent were never married, 18 percent were separated, and 5 percent were widowed.

● 44 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.

● 158,000 are estimated to be “stay-at-home dads.[iii]


Dwayne Wade's single father story was featured on June 15, 2012 in "Dwayne Wade's Decision: A Single Father's Story."
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[i] “Obama honors NBA Champion Miami Heat.” Stacy Anderson. Associated Press. January 28, 2013.
[ii] “Obama honors NBA Champion Miami Heat.” Stacy Anderson. Associated Press. January 28, 2013.
[iii] “Father’s Day Centennial: June 20, 2010.” U.S. Census Bureau News. June 20, 2010.




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