Being a Black Father

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  • Dionne Sincire

    Bravo! Great piece, Daren. I couldn’t help thinking about my husband and my dad when I read this post– both were raised in homes where fathers were absent. Both looked to sitcom role models like Bill Cosby and the Cosby Show for cues. Both struggled with the notion of the “proper negro”. And both, with all there imperfections, are damn fine fathers.

    • Daren Jackson

      Thanks Dionne. We really are in an interesting period in time where fatherhood, and most notably Black fatherhood, are drastically changing.

      And truthfully, none of this would be possible without excellent mothers and wives. I’ll be writing a post for tomorrow that addresses family dynamics and how black motherhood makes this all possible.