Black fathers are a beautiful thing. Much more than the “bonus parent” or missing-in-action invisible men stereotypes perpetuate, African-American fatherhood is a reality in our community that’s best expressed in pop culture on the television screen. Is there a better dad on the boob tube than The Cosby Show’s Heathcliff Huxtable? Didn’t disciplinarian James Evans lay down the law on Good Times in a way that looked all too familiar? In celebration of Father’s Day, here are a top five of our favorite African-American TV dads.



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