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VISION FOR BLACK DADS TODAY AND BEYOND 

What does voting have to do with black dads?

"IF YOU FEAR SOMETHING, YOU GIVE IT POWER OVER YOU"

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

BLACK DADS COUNT

According to a report on Men’s Fertility and Fatherhood (2014) by the U.S. Census there are 8.2 Million Black (only) fathers in the U.S. It is hard to fathom that ALL of these dads are absent, however that is what the societal narrative would lead you to believe. 

2020 marks the 55th Anniversary of the 1965 Moynihan Report. The controversial report argued that combating poverty required strengthening families in the United States—particularly through positively impacting Black men.

Black Dads Count is an effort to educate, encourage and inspire Black Dads to fully engage in their civic responsiblity.

THE IMPERATIVE VOTE: BLACK MEN, WOMEN AND FAMILIES

THE RESEARCH SPEAKS

The number of single-father households has surged nearly ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.

 

U.S. Census

Only 35.5 percent of custodial fathers received all child support that was due in 2015.

 

Source: Current Population Survey, April 2016.

More African American adult children compared to White adult children reported that their mothers supported their relationship with their nonresident father.

 

Source: Thomas, P.A., Krampe, E.E., & Newton, R.R. (2008).