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Family Bond: A Teen Reflects On Attitudes About Black Fathers And Blended Families

Basim Blunt
Jessye Beck-Stone

Modern families come in many variations. Youth Radio producer Jessye Beck Stones says that her family started as a blended family. Jessye and her half -brother Emerie feel lucky because in their home they have formed a loving family bond. She gets angry when adults assume that black fathers are not active in raising their children.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.