via BCNN1: Kevin Hart has opened up about forgiving his father, a former drug addict, for not being a big part of his life when he was growing up. The beloved comedy star, 39, was promoting his new movie Night School in an interview with People, when the talk turned to his dad, Henry Witherspoon, who he forgave […]

via FirstLadyB: Kirk Franklin has met his biological father, who he revealed has 3-6 months to live. Kirk, who was given up for adoption by his parents,  shared on Instagram how the meeting happened. “Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live. I’ve lived […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: Kirk Franklin shared a message about the power of forgiveness on social media earlier this week. The Gospel star recently discovered that his biological father, who gave him up for adoption when he was a baby, is terminally ill. Franklin went to Houston on Saturday to meet his father for the first time and […]

via FirstLadyB: Janet Jackson, who  was honored with the first ever Impact Award at the Radio DisneyMusic Awards over the weekend, credited her family, including ailing father Joe Jackson with impacting her life. During her acceptance speech Janet recognized her parents and siblings. “If I have been fortunate enough to impact others it is only because […]

via BCNN1: Serena Williams‘ wedding to Alexis Ohanian may have looked like a fairy tale, but the November nuptials didn’t go off without a hitch. Recalling her wedding day in the new HBO documentary “Being Serena,” the newlywed revealed that her father, Richard Williams, backed out of walking her down the aisle one hour before showtime. “He was in […]

  via BlackAmericaWeb: A two-year-old boy born without kidneys is fighting for his life—and he finally found a 100 percent match in his father. But Anthony Dickerson Sr.can’t donate his organ to his son A.J. because he recently violated his probation. According to WTSP, Dickerson was arrested in Georgia for violating his probation last month and charged with […]

In this edition of GRIFF's Prayer, GRIFF shows some love and support for the dads.

Will Smith had already begun researching his role for “Collateral Beauty” when he learned that his father was terminally ill. Smith said at the film’s world premiere in New York on Monday that he had to channel the emotions of that tragic news into a demanding film role. Smith’s father, Willard Carroll Smith Jr., died […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]

GETTY IMAGES: Will Smith’s father, Willard Carroll Smith, has passed away. The younger Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, confirmed Mr. Smith’s death via Instagram. Mr. Smith raised his family in Wynnefield and owned a refrigeration firm. Fletcher, whom Will Smith was married to from 1992 to 1995, is the mother of Smith’s first child, Willard Smith III, who […]

Good news arrived on R&B songstress Keyshia Cole’s doorstep this Friday the 13th. The “Love” singer shared with her thousands of followers on Instagram that she’s found her father after 34 years. After taking a paternity test that confirmed reported boxing trainer Virgil Hunter is in fact her biological dad, Cole revealed that she became […]