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Father absence is not an insurmountable problem in America. We need to understand why it occurs; we need to figure out how to bring fathers back into their children’s lives and keep them there; and we support both fathers and mothers in the very difficult — but most rewarding — job of raising their children.

Below are some ideas and thoughts shared by others who are concerned about father absence.

This is one of President Barack Obama’s greatest speeches delivered on Father’s Day June 15, 2008.

Black Fathers Matter  |  Larry Elder – Jun 13, 2016
Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or the absence of fathers? Drawing on a sea of official data and his own upbringing, talk-show host Larry Elder shows just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men–and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.