I will be speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists Authors Showcase in Philadelphia, PA. tomorrow. I will share the stage with big name authors like CNN anchors Soledad O’Brien and Don Lemon and former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin. I am so humbled to have been invited to discuss my book amongst many of the nations’ top journalists.
Please view the link in this email and forward it to your philanthropic friends and associates. I sincerely hope I’m able to secure enough funds to make this important project happen. The invitation to NABJ validates the fact that my book is a shining example of cutting edge journalism and my documentary will change the way Americans view paternity fraud. I need donations to cover basic needs like production equipment and money to pay my production crew.
New author explores world of men falsely accused of paternity
by Brittany V. Fitzpatrick
Special to the Tri-State Defender
Borrowing a line from talk show host Maury Povich, Memphis native Marcus Matthews released his first book this summer focusing on what he felt was an unexplored topic and a problem in our community: false paternity claims. READ MORE (CLICK HERE)
Marcus Matthews’ book gives voice to men falsely tapped — then excluded by testing — as children’s fathers By: Barbara Bradley
Marcus Matthews, a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis and coordinator of The Teen Appeal program, wrote “I Am Not the Father” based in part on his own experience as a teenager falsely accused of fathering a child. READ MORE (CLICK HERE)
The exclusionary results mentioned in the interview represent statistics from Medical Testing Resources Inc. in October 2010, not Memphis Juvenile Court. Stephen Conn, director of MTR, said his company performs approximately 90% of the private DNA testing in Shelby County. Conn said the exclusionary result percentage is usually around 55% at his clinic.