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Friday night in Chicago saw a number of young girls dressed up in frilly gowns and sparkly shoes as they attended the Chicago Police Department’s first “Daddy-Daughter Dance.” And in a positive spin, that invitation was also extended to girls being raised without their fathers — officers offered to stand in for missing fathers so […]


  Haven’t heard much talk about Father’s Day this year. Debates about what Dad would like, what size he might wear, what he could use — these topics haven’t exactly been crossing the social media universe or Black Zeitgeist too much lately. It’s this coming Sunday, and there has been a lack of conversation about […]

On Monday, the White House hosted an event that serves as a lead-up to the White House Summit on Working Families coming later this month. The Working Fathers event, the first of its kind at the White House, took square aim at issues concerning working fathers and how they figure in the family unit in […]


Rasan Portlock, 29, brought his 10-year-old son, Ryheim to tears during an emotional ‘Today’ interview talking about his academic success and “big dreams,” reports Speaking with NBC’s chief education correspondent Rehema Ellis, Portlock said that he’s seen huge strides in the quality of education at Devonshire Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. and he believes […]