NEW YORK – Actor Tray Chaney who appeared on the HBO program The Wire as “Poot Carr” has released a highly anticipated music video entitled “Fatherhood.” Directed by Lamar Tyler and produced by Don Cox, the video kicks off the year by promoting the critical importance of responsible fatherhood and mentoring. “I went into this project with the hopes of addressing the challenges of fathers, including myself. It’s important to remember our responsibilities towards our children and ourselves,” says Chaney.
The Ties Never Broken campaign caught the eye of Chaney after he and Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated, spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus. Chaney’s excitement in writing the lyrics and producing the video in such a short time was incredible. So much so, he included his own father and son. “Working with my own father and son in the video was one of the greatest gifts I have had in my career. That is something that some young men have not experienced. I want them to know what a blessing it is to have their father and children in their lives and be the example we want them to be as well.” Chaney also is the author of his self-published book entitled ‘The Truth You Can’t be Betray.’
The release of the video falls on the heels of the campaign’s national spokesperson Chris Broussard, wearing the Ties Never Broken trademark blue bowtie pin as he debuted in his new position as a NBA analyst for ESPN. “Chris’s support of the campaign is incredible. His support helps the agency continue to effectively encourage the conversation and raise awareness of the issues and concerns created by fatherlessness,” says Braswell.
The Ties Never Broken campaign has also garnered support from former New York Knicks forward Allan Houston and Miami Heat’s Dywane Wade (Wade’s World Foundation). On January 25th, Fathers Incorporated is hosting its annual dinner at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. For more information on the event, visit our Upcoming Events page HERE.
View the fatherhood video HERE.