The Absent Black Father

The issue of the absent black father has been an issue that tends to touch on a nerve for many blacks. Recent statistics reveal a very different image of black fatherhood as the numbers have led many to believe. “We know the negative impact that father absence has on children, and we don’t make excuses for those men who are not in their children’s lives. What we are doing is celebrating the fathers who are present in their children’s lives, whether they are custodial or not,” said Lynes-Radcliffe. “What the statistics don’t show is that most of those children still have their fathers in their lives.” > READ MORE

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