As a college sophomore, fatherhood is the last thing on Jamal Dawson's mind—that is, until he learns he's going to be a father. Once his girlfriend Tamika tells him she's pregnant, Jamal decides it's time to take some real responsibility in his life. No more drinking, no more gambling, no more petty burglary…he even drops out of college so he can work two jobs to support his new family. Jamal finally finds a sense of purpose in his life, but that purpose disappears when he discovers Tamika doesn't share his vision for the future. After always taking the easy way out, Jamal is ready to make the tough decisions—but what happens when he doesn't get to decide?