Congratulations are in order for Kenyon Martin and his girlfriend who welcomed a baby girl into the world last week. Bliss Cherese Martin was born a health 7lbs, 11oz to the lovebirds who are prepared to travel the road of parenting together.


Kenyon has characterized fatherhood as a necessary element in society telling media, “My childhood was one of the roughest and I realize that the lack of parenting and positive role models can often lead a child to a life of drugs, crime, etc. Society has kids growing up a lot faster today and many times they are being raised by the street. I look at the peers I grew up with and the fact that I’m one of the few successful ones that was able to thrive. Whether the majority of them are locked up, unemployed or on drugs, seeing this makes you realize that it could have been you as well. I was given an opportunity to do what I love, play basketball, and I hope to give other children opportunities to do what they love as well. My goal is to do what I can to change things for them and let them know that no matter where you come from you can always succeed.”

Martin has three kids from a previous marriage. Bliss Cherese is his fourth child.




Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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