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Black Fatherhood

#BlackMenLove: What My Black Father Taught Me about a Man's Love

BMe Community | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

Women learn a great deal from a man's love: The most courageous act is to think for yourself; real men are in control but never controlling; "What's yours is yours;" fewer things matter; and the heaviest thing to carry is regret.

The True Beauty Of Black Fatherhood In 11 Photos

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.21.2015 | Black Voices

Too often, black fathers are either subjected to harmful stereotypes or held to unrealistically high expectations and aren’t offered the leisure of ...

Fatherhood From 3,000 Miles Away

Johnny Gill | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Johnny Gill

My son, Isaiah, lives in Washington, DC, and I live in Los Angeles. From the time Isaiah was 1 month old, he was bicoastal. During the early months and up until the time he started school, I would travel to and from Washington. It was the most incredible bonding time.

Some Kids Dream Of Being Rappers. I Dreamed Of Being A Father

Dr. Mark Echols | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Mark Echols

My dad was my hero. While many young boys dreamed of being policemen, firemen, lawyers, doctors, actors, basketball players or even rappers when they grew up, I had only one concrete goal: I wanted to grow up and have a family that I could take care of like my father did.

Brennan Williams

Mary Mary Singer On Black Fatherhood Myths: 'We Should Define Our Own Homes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.24.2015 | Black Voices

Gospel singer Erica Campbell and husband, Warryn Campbell have teamed up with Procter & Gamble on their “My Black is Beautiful” initiative, which ...

Lessons of a Black Dad

Doyin Richards | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices
Doyin Richards

Sometimes I find myself singing Frozen songs if I'm passing someone on the sidewalk in an effort to say, "Hey, I have kids. I'm not a threat to you." I also wish I wouldn't completely tense up when a police officer walks or drives by me.

Dad Commemorates Black History Month With A Heartwarming Video About His Own Father

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents

In the latest installment of his "New Father Chronicles" video series, dad La Guardia Cross is observing Black History Month. Titled "His Father Left,...

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...

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...

5 Lies We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 06.13.2014 | Black Voices

Oftentimes, when we discuss fatherhood we assume that African-American men aren't part of that conversation, largely because a number of studies and r...

Longing for a Father

Monique Ruffin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

Until I got married and had a son, Father's Day had been a horrible day for me. Before then I'd never really understood the love between a father and ...

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...

A True Family Man

StoryCorps | Posted 08.11.2012 | Black Voices
StoryCorps

StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project, records the stories of everyday people, preserving them for future generations at the Library of Congress. The latest, pays tribute to John L. Black, Sr. It's a great tribute to all fathers.

Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

Orlando Jones | Posted 02.19.2012 | Comedy
Orlando Jones

The end of the year is often a time we use to reflect and tally our successes and failures. Most of us do this late at night on bended knee with our head in a toilet after having drunk way too much on New Year's Eve.

Being a Dad Rocks

Panama Jackson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices
Panama Jackson

Being a dad rocks. It's almost like children are hard-wired to know that you go to mom for the emotional support and you go to dad for the mayhem and amusement.

The Unexpected Joys of Fatherhood

Eric Payne | Posted 12.24.2011 | Black Voices
Eric Payne

Upon learning of the inevitable arrival of a child into my life, I was faced with having to give up that which I considered priceless: my time. Now that I'm a father with some years on me, I can barely remember what I was doing with all the time I had as a single, kid-free man.

Making a Dad: Two Parts Old School, Two Parts New

Lamar Tyler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Black Voices
Lamar Tyler

Recently, while thinking of my own grandfather, I began to wonder, what if you could take the best parts of an old school dad and merge them with the best parts of a new school dad.

Good Dad, Good Man

Eric Payne | Posted 12.13.2011 | Black Voices
Eric Payne

The days of "Do as I say and not as I do" are over. Today's kids, who are always-on, are tech-savvy and have 24/7 Internet access to information which they can use to dispute you.

A Painful (Yet Familiar) Ritual

Michael W. Waters | Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

My only son turned five years old last week. He is a handsome, articulate, energetic, intelligent, fun-loving and gentle young man. He is the apple of my eye! There's only one problem; he is Black.