Black Fatherhood Archives

Black dads matter

June 16, 2022

It has long been known that father presence in the household is important for the positive well-being of families, neighborhoods, and youth. Dads who actively participate in the lives of their families provide a steady source of stability and support. The consequences of such support impact a whole host of child developmental outcomes, including behavior,… [Read More]

The truth about Black fatherhood

June 17, 2021

Stereotypes about Black fathers The stereotype of Black fathers as “absent” and Black children as “fatherless”— first introduced over 50 years ago—has, like many racial stereotypes, refused to die. In 1965, white sociologist and Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan published a report called The Negro Family: The Case For National Action. This report… [Read More]

Breaking myths about black fatherhood this Father’s Day

June 18, 2020

The inaccurate perception that African American families are devastated by absent fathers that need to return to their responsibilities informs policy and law formulation in a variety of harmful ways. By Saeed Richardson On Jan. 15, 2018, Community Renewal Society’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Faith in Action Assembly featured an Illinois gubernatorial candidate forum…. [Read More]