WATCH: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Roland Martin Discuss the Crisis in the Black Community of Families Without Fathers

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 70 percent of black children grow up in homes without their fathers. And Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas, will discuss this crisis at length during a special Christmas Day edition of Washington Watch with Roland Martin set to air on TV One.

According to RolandMartinReports.com, the special show, hosted by TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst, Roland Martin, will focus on “several Black men and women who share poignant stories on how this crisis affected them directly.  Grown children, left fatherless at an early age, talk about the pain of rejection. Single mothers talk about their struggles in trying to teach their sons how to be men. And, Martin and Jakes hear inspiring stories from people who came to the aid of children and stood in for absent fathers.”
There is a crisis in the Black community of families without fathers. We all know about it, and we all know it has devastated our community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 70 percent of Black children grow up in homes without their fathers. Children who grow up without fathers are more likely to act out, use drugs, quit school, become pregnant, and also go to jail. It is a tragedy that must be stopped.

For the next two weeks on “Washington Watch,” we will be exploring what it means to be an authentic father in the 21st century. We travel to Bishop T.D. Jakes’ mega church in Dallas to meet men and women, fathers, mothers, children and pastors, who have overcome the ordeal of growing up without a father. Here’s a preview.

SOURCE: EEW Magazine | TV One