BEING PRESENT IS THE ONLY OPTION
Daddy’s Here is more than a documentary.
It’s a National Campaign to promote the critical role fathers play in their children’s lives. Join us in Celebrating Dads who are present.
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The TRUTH About Black Men Being Present in their Children’s Lives
Daddy’s Here Campaign Film Screening at the National Black Child Development Institutes 45th Annual Conference
October 7, 2015, Baltimore, MD “Daddy’s Here: When Being Present is The Only Option” is a documentary and National Outreach Campaign that celebrates African American fathers who are present in their children’s lives. Although 2 out of 3 black children live in homes without their fathers, according to recent studies, most of those fathers are still in their children’s lives, contrary to what the media would have you believe. How can we shatter this myth and at the same time encourage young African American fathers to be and stay present in their children’s lives? > READ MORE
Movie Paints a Different Image of Black Fatherhood
July 14, 2014 — URBAN PHILANTHROPIST
Dean Radcliffe-Lynes is on a mission to paint a very different image of black fatherhood than what your perception may have already imagined. Her recent endeavor, Daddy’s Here: When Being Present is the Only Option, a film documentary is what she describes as a celebration of fatherhood. > READ MORE
Huffington Post’s 5 Myth’s We Should Stop Telling About Black Fatherhood
When producing the documentary, she was reminded of her seven nephews, none of who were raised by their fathers. “I have seven nephews,” she said. “None of them were raised by their fathers. Five of them are now fathers and they are the most engaged dads you will meet. Two of them are non-custodial, but you wouldn’t know it if you based it on how often they are with their children.” > READ MORE
The Absent Black Father
The issue of the absent black father has been an issue that tends to touch on a nerve for many blacks. Recent statistics reveal a very different image of black fatherhood as the numbers have led many to believe. “We know the negative impact that father absence has on children, and we don’t make excuses for those men who are not in their children’s lives. What we are doing is celebrating the fathers who are present in their children’s lives, whether they are custodial or not,” said Lynes-Radcliffe. “What the statistics don’t show is that most of those children still have their fathers in their lives.” > READ MORE