Black fatherhood

Black fathers matter

The media may not like to show it but there are plenty of great black fathers looking after their children and teaching them how to be men. Much love to all the great black fathers out there.

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Men Stand Up!

R U Serious!!!

Men, we have to stop making excuses for why you do not have to be daddies to your kids. Guys if you are raising boys, raise them!! Do not allow the streets to do it. Man up!  I understand that you may not have had a man in your home, while you were growing up. Set a different standard for your kids. If you do not know how or what that means pick up a book, join a men’s group the best way to display growth is asking for help.

Raising your son is more than raising him to be tough. Tough is not the only display of manhood. Raise him to be smart and tough. Teach him to respect his mother and sister. Teach him to respect authority. Teach him to be articulate. Teach him that his appearance matters. Teach him that as young black men we are going…

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Black Fatherhood Matters



Before our youth understands that #blacklivesmatter, We must first teach them #blackfamiliesmatter. The most vital yet overlooked role in our community is the role of the Father. Before we can effectively fight injustice, we must fight the years of systematic deconstruction of the black family. I challenge you to post a POSITIVE image of a black father or role model.

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Omar Epps Documentary Aims To Crush The Deadbeat Dad Stereotype Of Disadvantaged Fathers


Omar Epps has had enough and he recently made a new documentary to sound off about it; Fatherlessness that is.

The award-winning actor recently produced a documentary that shines a bright light on an issue that he believes is responsible for increased child poverty and high incarceration rates: fatherless children.

Epps puts on his Executive Producer cap for the riveting docu-film,DADDY DON’T GO which follows the lives of four disadvantaged fathers (Alex, Omar, Roy and Nelson) and their pilgrimage through Fatherhood. Epps teamed up with acclaimed filmmaker Emily Abt who filmed this heartfelt project over a two year span, documenting the struggle and consequential perseverance these fathers had to face.
The film, perfectly set in NYC, where 50% of African American children and more than 40% of Latino children grow up fatherless.

“Being the product of a fatherless household, Daddy Don’t Go, delves into an issue that’s close to my heart…The media inundates us with the notion that men from impoverished areas are absent fathers but meanwhile there are millions of fathers who are fighting to be active in their children’s lives,” Epps says on the film’s website.


My Children Need a Daddy


Been out all day with the lil ones and people acted like never seen a group of men with there kids and its was sooo many people just shaking our hands and telling us how beautiful the kids were…even had a lady say “My children need a daddy!”
but just to tell yall…every black man is not a deadbeat it’s just be the men yall choose to have a kid by!!

Erion Jackson

via The Positive Black Images they Never Show You