A recently released documentary takes a close look at the impact of fatherlessness on Black young women.

The film is called Dear Daddy; check out the trailer below.


Directed by Janks Morton, Dear Daddy follows 8 young women struggling to find their way in life without the guidance of their fathers.

According to Clutch Magazine:

“Although we’ve all heard the term ‘daddy issues,’ Morton aims to move away from the cliches and get inside the real effects of Black fatherlessness.

The stats are startling, according to Morton’s blog WhatBlackMenThink:

‘82.3% is the number of African American children born since 1990 that will not live in the same home as their biological fathers before graduating High School. Today, a generation of African American youth, have not had sustained access to positive paternal or male role models.’

Because of this, Morton has teamed up with iYAGO Entertainment Group to not only share the stories of young women growing up without the love and support of their biological fathers, but also work with the families to try to heal the broken relationship.”

Read the rest at Clutch Magazine.


Does the subject matter at the core of Dear Daddy resonate with you?

What are some of the challenges Black young women face without the guidance of their fathers?

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