@rudy Guest, I am with you on this one. I was like wtf a father at 19 and the audacity of Rohan to post pictures of this foolery. With all the money and the great opportunities in this world Zion chooses to be a father. I actually thought Zion was in college just like Selah. He has elder siblings Nico and Eden both college educated and focused and its Lauryn Hill's son who is a father a 19. Smdh at the congratulatory remarks. Not impressed by this at all. This is not the life we should envision for our children. What happened to the importance of teaching our children the value and benefits of education, being independent before they become parents, and being responsible citizens all around. I really feel sorry for Lauryn Hill's parents because she had a great upbringing. Still so many questions with no answers about Lauryn and Rohan's relationship. Zion is definitely a Marley.
I was like wtf a father at 19 and the audacity of Rohan to post pictures of this foolery.
Is he supposed to be frowning? lol
With all the money and the great opportunities in this world Zion chooses to be a father.
Are you suggesting that because he's had a child that these things will disappear somehow? lol Life is not a linear path. It doesn't work like that. Yes he's a father. He's a few years shy of when Lauryn had him. Age is not a determining factor for readiness. He could've had this child later on and he/they may or may not have been prepared for him. Unexpected and prepared, expected and unprepared, expected and prepared, unexpected and unprepared. This can happen at any stage in life and it's not always about money either.
I actually thought Zion was in college just like Selah. I think he was accepted, but didn't go, IDK, but college isn't for everyone. People have this simple mindedness about life, like there's a one size fits all type of thing, well no. All these people, who went the college route, when they should've gone a different route. It's not for everyone, everyone doesn't want college and tbh, the primary function of a college is to produce robotic people lol. PLUS, I swear, some of the dumbest people I've ever encountered attended college lol. And Nearly 10% of college fields are useful/practical, seriously. And if you graduate and you're Black, you will more than likely not use the degree in the field you've chosen, be underemployed or unemployed or go a different route totally. If you land a job in your field, you are either the last pick or a quota spot or both. They have quotas for us period in any field though. That's how they think.The system is designed to give the illusion that college = opportunities and advancement, nope...they'll let a few in though
You can always pick up college at a later point if someone chooses to do so, there's no "age" path to follow lol. These "colleges' which I call "IMFS" (Indoctrinating Maintenance Facilities) lol are designed to actually keep our oppression afloat, most people don't realize this, because they are caught up in the system.
its Lauryn Hill's son
Lauryn Hill is a person, not a character, not a commodity, not an object, not your dumping ground. Yes her son
Not impressed by this at all. lol, umm I don't think anyone was aiming for this, not in the least lol
This is not the life we should envision for our children. What happened to the importance of teaching our children the value and benefits of education, being independent before they become parents, and being responsible citizens all around.
You can impart all of that and still have this outcome and trust if you think Lauryn didn't do this...
Zion seems like he was the type of kid whose ass you had to be on lol, but a lot of times traditional/Western based "educational" settings don't hold interest. Being a responsible person is taking care of your responsibilities, which THEY are doing and "education" does not center itself on college. College is overrated in many ways and I got 3 degrees (since it seems you're impressed by this stuff). Literally, it's pure regurgitation! I learned more outside of college lol. The majority of your innovators and inventions happen OUTSIDE of college. If we had taken Booker T. Washington's approach as opposed to WEB's route, I strongly think we'd be in a MUCH different place as a people. Vocational careers are good to promote. We lost all our SKILL following WEB and INTEGRATION.
"The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples." Carter G. Woodson. I tell people all the time, if you're gonna go to college or promote it to your kids, do NOT send them in with an empty head and do NOT send them in with the intent of "getting a job (that's gonna land them flat on their asses lol)" send them in with the intent of "building up your community or coming back to it." No one knows what is happening in the house. Y'all don't know what Zion is doing. Y'all just make up shit. It's not the end of the world and tbh all over the world there are people who have children at this age, the difference is that here in America, our structure has been damaged and so because you have so many people who have taken on European ideologies like the triad familial structure, you have people who don't understand that collective rearing is actually beneficial. You know that saying, "It's take a village to raise a child", that came from us (Africanism). You know back in the day, when your neighbor could reprimand and back then that was spanking lol. or that one house that was always feeding the block or watching the neighbors kids lol
In many societies, you have entire families who live with parents, you have people around Zion's age in other societies who have children and who live with parents while continuing to forage ahead, in many of them this is a RITE OF PASSAGE. You have societies where they are prepared enough to where they venture out with their wives/husbands (all of whom have no GOVT papers btw lol), they venture out with their new families in the community. The community helps RAISE the child. You have people who live with families/parents until they marry, in America/Europe that's a no-no. This sort of mindset is very eurocentric, this is how THEY think.
I really feel sorry for Lauryn Hill's parents because she had a great upbringing.
TF? lol... You know what?? A lot of your posts have a tinge of elitism in them. You're always bringing up class, that's not relevant. Are you suggesting LH's kids didn't have a great upbringing? Y'all too damn judgmental and ya don't know jack shit, except knowing how to open up your mouths and speak on things and people you know nothing about. You do realize Lauryn's parents are probably baby boomers? Around there somewhere and if that's the case Lauryn's parents were grandparents in their 40s, lol
smh, maaann I swear there are too many people with certain rigid concepts and ideas and IDEALS who can't see beyond their own set of narrow standards and beliefs, like it's supposed to fit everyone lol.
Having a tight family structure is beneficial. They'll be fine and I think he is still with this young lady, although I don't know.
So yes CONGRATS, the shit will be worked out if it ain't all ready.
Lauryn be on here sometimes, so look, I know you prolly ain't want this just yet, but people always gon' have something to say about something that ain't none of their business. Keep pushing, you did well with those kids.
@oprah, 'Lauryn will have grandkids before she release another album.' I thought you were trynna be funny with this ish, but you were actually spilling the info? lol
The problem is that people continue to see "marriage" within the confines of how "Whites" see marriage (that's that twisted doctrine). So they label anything without a government stamp of approval as "out of wedlock." While there are a lot of issues related to the functioning of "Black relationships", if there is a true commitment etc between two people and their families based on biblical/spiritual strengths and principles etc, it's not "out of wedlock".
I wonder will this issue of marriage be accepted on the day of judgment when it is decided who believed His report or did man go about establishing their own righteousness?