Quick Clips with Case P #0002 — Beleaf in Fatherhood and the Case for Positive Black Representation

So a lot happened at the Dad 2.0 Summit. I made new friends. Finally met up with old ones. And on top of that, I got to meet men I idolised without even realising I was doing it, like Beleaf Melanin and his beautiful family, half of which were there with him at the summit itself!

We exchanged info and became Facebook friends… and if it wasn’t for that, I’m not sure I would’ve been there for what came next.

See, Beleaf Melanin, the rapper-turned-father-turned-prolific creator behind Beleaf in Fatherhood’s video content… he published a book. And I don’t mean an ebook or some YouTuber tell-all at a publisher’s request… he self-published an honest-to-goodness hardcover children’s book: Dad 2.0 Summit, featuring himself and his family as the characters within.

GIVEAWAY: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home — The Story ABOUT Your Kids!

The entire idea of “keepsakes” is drastically different from what it was in our parents’ days.

Back when “limited edition” meant something, you could hold onto baseball cards, Treasure Trolls and comic books and know they’d be valuable—limited supply saw them appreciate with a little care and a lot of patience. But with mass production and the days of collecting memorabilia making way for downloadable content and digital everything, the collections that once stood the test of time don’t hold up like they used to!

But there’s one thing we pass down to our children that’s still in scarce supply no matter how many trends they see come and go in their lives.

And that’s their names.