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Fatherless Boys

Become Mentors and Make Father's Day XTRA Special!

David Kanegis | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

You don't have to be a biological parent to provide the wealth of benefits a male brings to a fatherless home. What's more, serving as a positive role model will likely give you at least as much satisfaction as it does the child you mentor if not more.

Son To Absent Father: 'We Actually Sat And Joked About You Having A Stroke'

OWN | Posted 12.17.2013 | OWN

For decades, Juba, Chon and Isaam have tried to mend their relationship with their often absent father, John Houston. Not only would John disappear fr...

A Son's Heartbreaking Question For His Absent Father

OWN | Posted 12.12.2013 | OWN

Even as a grown man, Isaam is still struggling with his childhood abandonment by his father. Isaam, who lives in Newark, NJ, says his father has been ...

What We Should Have Learned From JFK's Assassination: The Lives of Fatherless Boys Present Statistics That Threaten All We Hold Dear

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
SaraKay Smullens

If we can face what one desperate, isolated man can do, we will finally be able to recognize cries for help from millions of America's children, and the necessity to hear and respond to them before it is too late.

The Art of Letting Go

Kyle McMahon | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle McMahon

I'm beginning to really love who I am. I can honestly say that I never felt that way before. In fact, it was impossible for me. You can't truly love yourself if you haven't forgiven those who have hurt you so badly.

A New Outlook On Father's Day From A Fatherless Son

Kyle McMahon | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Kyle McMahon

This year, I'm thinking about Father's Day differently than I ever have before. I've got a fresh outlook on Father's Day and what it means to me. Father's Day should be a time to celebrate fathers all over.

A Father's Day Interview With Art Alexakis of Everclear

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Veronica De La Cruz

Art Alexakis, front man for the band Everclear, was raised by a single mother in a Los Angeles housing project. His deadbeat father inspired him to write one of his most popular songs to date," Father of Mine."

A Father's Day Interview With Art Alexakis of Everclear

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents
Veronica De La Cruz

Art Alexakis, front man for the band Everclear, and I have partnered up this Father's Day to push for Responsible Fatherhood by asking you to sign the Stand Up, Man Up initiative.

My Kids' Father Abandoned Them... But They Don't Need Your Pity

Michele Weldon | Posted 08.14.2013 | Divorce
Michele Weldon

There is another story we must tell in this complicated scenario: the positive one where a father who abandons his children does not have the power to annihilate their futures.

President Obama Disproves the "Broken Home" Theory

Etan Thomas | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Etan Thomas

Although having a single parent household may not be the most favorable situation, it is reality for a quarter of all kids in America today. Why shower them with negative statistics and lower their expectations and possibilities in life?

Fathers Matter "Now" More Than Ever

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Male influence in a child's life is invaluable, irreplaceable and necessary for most of us. There, I said it.