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African American Fathers

No, Most Black Kids Are Not Fatherless

Josh Levs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Black Voices
Josh Levs

Moving in the right direction begins with understanding the reality. Most black children are not fatherless. And most black dads are setting a great example.

The Black Dad That You Don't Think Exists

Dominique Matti | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices
Dominique Matti

The black dad that you don't think exists is nurturing. He is soft. He is kind. Gentle. Thoughtful. Hardworking. Dedicated. Creative. Sleep-deprived. Caring. Devoted. Well-informed. Present. The black dad that you don't think exists does. And he is not an anomaly.

We Asked To See Your Beautiful Black Fathers, And Here They Are

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

The media's attack on the image of black fatherhood is nothing new. In response to reports about the myth surrounding black fatherhood, we wanted t...

Black Children Are Beloved and Beaten

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Irene Monroe

Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.

Documentary Confronts The Black Community's Single-Parent 'Epidemic'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

There is one number that is always mentioned in the discussion of black children born out of wedlock: 72 percent. Estimations place the growing nu...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

LOOK: Where Are All The Great Black Dads?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

For entrepreneur William K. Middlebrooks, the only difference between living an ordinary life and an extraordinary one is your willingness to do the e...

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and My Father's Sense of Pinwheels

Maya Rupert | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Maya Rupert

When my father and I talked about the military's ban on gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving openly, he described it as an embarrassment to the armed forces. His response was always: "They used to say the same thing about me."