Fatherhood

The image of the “deadbeat dad” has been and remains pervasive but there are millions of men in America who live in defiance of this stereotype. Our film Daddy Don’t Go was born from these parallel and enduring realities: that one in three American children is fatherless but there are also countless fathers fighting to be […]

Black fatherhood is a beautiful thing. While certain narratives would have us believe that good black fathers don’t exist, the fact of the matter is that they are out there, even if pop culture chooses to ignore it. We’ve seen great black dads on the small screen, from James Evans on “Good Times” to Uncle Phil on […]

For most of Sheldon Smith’s childhood, his father was in and out of jail — and in and out of his life. In that, he’s not alone. In the United States, nearly half of all African-American children grow up without a steady father figure,according to U.S. census data. But Smith is working to change that […]

Pastor Luis (“Louie”) grew up in a neglectful, chaotic and impoverished home in Waukegan, Ilinois, just north of Chicago.  Louie and his two other siblings had different fathers. “Although my father was a pretty good man, he didn’t father me,” says Louie.  “When we have no guidence in our lives, we experience the fear, insecurity, […]

Since the tragic death of his wife, Carlos Morales and his quadruplets have captured the hearts of America. In a recent interview with People, Morales dished on…

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Wow. Talk about a good look. The video below proves LeBron James, even though he’s an ultra-celebrity, is just like any other doting, loving father; he…

The dehumanization of African American children has long been an issue in our country. The similarities between stories like Emmett Till’s and Trayvon Martin’s illustrate that…

  As a girl grows up, men will come in and out of her life, but the one man who will always be there is…

Many mothers use their kids as a switch to beat up the child’s father. It’s a major difference in being a good mate and being…

Two-time NBA Champ and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade shares his story of personal triumph and tribulations in his upcoming memoir A FATHER FIRST (in…

Atlanta Hawks center Etan Thomas published his first book, Fatherhood:Rising To The Ultimate Challenge, not only because he wanted to crusade for active fatherhood, but to encourage…

WASHINGTON-Miami Heat guard, Dwyane Wade hosted a Fatherhood Heroes round table discussion in Orlando, Florida during All-Star Weekend on Friday. The round table was a part of President Barack Obama’s Fatherhood & Mentoring Initiative and Wade was joined by executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Joshua Dubois. The Huffington […]