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R&B Summer Jams From The 2000’s

R&B Summer Jams from the 2000’s were all about meeting someone new…perfect background music for your next backyard get-together. … More

5 Ways Kids Who Grow Up With A Single Parent Love Differently

Does growing up in a one parent home affect how the child thinks of love? Yes indeed…. More

The Death Of Cliff Huxtable: Bill Cosby Failed Us

It may seem silly, but I am in mourning. I have finally come to the conclusion that Cliff Huxtable, “America’s Dad,” is dead. See, I grew up with Cliff and like many African American kids… More

Could Men Have An Essence Music Festival?

When I started hearing about Essence Music Fest, I was a married man and the raging, fictional beast within feared going to such a land of ladies. So, I never went…. More

Daddy Speaks: My Experience With the Five Stages of Grief

After three and a half years, I finally visited the grave of my daughter’s mother and went through the five stages of grief in my own way…. More

Father Beats Up Girl Gang Attacking His Daughter

This father beats up a girl gang that attacked his daughter. What would you do?… More

Hip-Hop Fathers Break Cycles Of Pain

Hip-Hop fathers are changing the profile of a good dad. OG’s like Will Smith, Rev. Run, T.I. all have very visible families that may be burgeoning dynasties … More

J. Ivy: How Letters To Dad Can Heal Us All

As we celebrate, or abhor, our fathers, lets take time to dive past the surface of cheesy card, underwear and a measly Sunday. … More

Love You Mom, But You’re Not Getting A Father’s Day Card

Perceptions and responses to fatherhood (or lack of) have truly hit critical mass. … More