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Fathers Do Not Babysit

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

To have eight godchildren in today's society is to know a multitude of different family dynamics. Some of my boys are married to the... Read More

Daddy's House

Finding Family and a Home in Daddy’s House

by Ian F. Blair

Thirty-eight years ago, I became a foster parent. The first child I took into my home was a boy, Larome, who was entering the... Read More

Viewing Black Fatherhood from Both Abandonment and Fulfillment

Viewing Black Fatherhood from Both Abandonment and Fulfillment

by Dr. Larry Walker

Father’s Day is here and millions of dads will wake up in the morning and think, “today is my day.” The day is full... Read More

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

by Josie Pickens

As with every year, I’m enjoying the prom photos that I see as I scroll through my various social media feeds.  There is something... Read More

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

by Britni Danielle

Black women and girls are everything. Despite the challenges we face from school systems that criminalize our girls’ behavior, police departments that view us... Read More

Yes, We Can…Swim: Teaching Your Kids About the Water

Yes, We Can…Swim: Teaching Your Kids About the Water

by Cullen Jones

It was after midnight when Michael Phelps told me that the basketball guys were downstairs. I was with my teammates in the athlete dorms... Read More

ALS Awareness Month: Lou Gherig’s Disease Took My Mother’s Life

ALS Awareness Month: Lou Gherig’s Disease Took My Mother’s Life

by Sylvia Snowden

A limp. It all started with a limp. That much I remember pretty clearly. Now, initially, the limp was so subtle that if you... Read More

Ciara Future

When It Comes to Co-parenting, Sometimes Love Isn’t Enough

by Shanita Hubbard

To My Co-parent: I thought my heart was going to stop when I heard our five-year-old daughter tell a friend she wished you lived... Read More

Beyond the Myth of the ‘Black Deadbeat Dad’

Beyond the Myth of the ‘Black Deadbeat Dad’

by Lamar Tyler

Know a good Black father? It’s likely you are acquainted with many. That’s why it’s time to stop perpetuating the “absentee Black daddy” tale.... Read More