In America, 23.6% of children lived in father-absent homes in 2014. Consequently, there is a “father factor” in nearly all of the societal issues facing America today. This data tells us that as a society, we must recognize that there is a father absence crisis in America and begin to raise more involved, responsible, and committed fathers. That means ensuring all fathers, particularly black fathers, have equitable access to education, training, parenting resources, gainful employment, and inclusive networks that support their efforts to be engaged fathers and community members.
Dear Black Fathers’ mission is to educate, celebrate, and elevate black fathers through story telling, transformational workshops, network (weaving), personal development, and raising awareness about mental health. One important aspect of our work is capturing and sharing authentic stories from fathers of all backgrounds to educate a large population of our society that is unaware of the extreme challenges and systemic barriers faced by black fathers/men, their families and communities they live in.
To celebrate, elevate, and educate black fathers
Black&Gifted is a platform where creatives who identify as black can thrive, be heard and be supported.