joyce davis & dad*The black father is a station like none other on the planet. He is under constant scrutiny and racially profiled by police.

He is stereotyped as a deadbeat, down low, irresponsible, uneducated, and now cannibalistic humanoid. But, the real stories don’t make the headlines and we know that this is not true for MOST.

Atlanta Black Star has made a week-long celebration out of Father’s day. They have invited some of our most celebrated black women authors and journalists to weigh in on fatherhood.

Journalist and author, Joyce E. Davis, who is also the associate director of publications at Spelman College shared her story on what makes the black man a great father in her essay titled Black Fathers: Building and Sacrificing to Lift Their Families.