fatherhood

via GMA: Kobe Bryant may forever be remembered as a basketball legend, but to his daughters and others that knew him, he was also a “girl dad.” As many around the world continue to mourn the loss of the basketball star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, the term, “girl dad” became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter […]

via getupmornings: Grab a tissue because GRIFF has us a little emotional this morning. GRIFF spoke about his 11-year-old daughter and spending quality time with her. She’s with him for the summer and talked about a special time called “Daddy Daughter Day.” It’s a day to go to the park, read, bond and do nothing. He loves […]

via GetUpMornings: Warryn Campbell and Erica Campbell are very busy people, but always makes time for family. He spoke about having dad guilt because he missed a lot of precious moments such as Krista Campbell taking her first steps. Erica Campbell spoke about missing Wowzy Campbell walking. Warryn talked about always trying to make up for things that they will remember. He also tries […]

Malcolm Jamal Warner has played a son, Theo Huxtable, on the Cosby Show for years, but now he gets to play dad in real life! That’s right, after a number of years and celebrity relationships, the 46-year-old welcomed his first child into the world. “I am elated over Malcolm’s new child,” says Phynjuar Thomas, a […]

In a day and age where black men are disproportionately portrayed as criminals, absentee dads and all things negative, Kierra Sheard is celebrating her father. In a sweet Instagram post that gave us all the feels, the singer touted the virtues of Bishop J. Drew Sheard, just ahead of his birthday. “Would you like to […]

Marvin Sapp’s 2007 record-breaking single “Never Would Have Made It“ is a testament that can be applied to the Gospel singer’s transition into life as a single dad. Since the death of his wife, MaLinda, in 2010 due to complications from colon cancer, Sapp’s journey as a single father has been both “challenging and rewarding.” He […]

The image of the “deadbeat dad” has been and remains pervasive but there are millions of men in America who live in defiance of this stereotype. Our film Daddy Don’t Go was born from these parallel and enduring realities: that one in three American children is fatherless but there are also countless fathers fighting to be […]

Black fatherhood is a beautiful thing. While certain narratives would have us believe that good black fathers don’t exist, the fact of the matter is that they are out there, even if pop culture chooses to ignore it. We’ve seen great black dads on the small screen, from James Evans on “Good Times” to Uncle Phil on […]

For most of Sheldon Smith’s childhood, his father was in and out of jail — and in and out of his life. In that, he’s not alone. In the United States, nearly half of all African-American children grow up without a steady father figure,according to U.S. census data. But Smith is working to change that […]

Pastor Luis (“Louie”) grew up in a neglectful, chaotic and impoverished home in Waukegan, Ilinois, just north of Chicago.  Louie and his two other siblings had different fathers. “Although my father was a pretty good man, he didn’t father me,” says Louie.  “When we have no guidence in our lives, we experience the fear, insecurity, […]

Omar Epps, actor and poet, is shining a bright light on a critical issue that he believes is responsible for increased child poverty and high incarceration rates: fatherless children. I’m glad Epps is addressing this topic in such a profound way. Epps is the Executive Producer of a bold new documentary calledDaddy Don’t Go, which […]

  Is Kirk Franklin the cutest father ever, or what? The GRAMMY® Award-winning gospel artist, 45, gushed over his daughter Kennedy Elizabeth Franklin, who turned 18 Monday, May 4. “I feel like sitting in a corner, in some old dirty sweats, teeth not brushed, with a cup of old coffee, and a box of pictures […]