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New Children's Book, 'I Love My Daddy,' Further Dispels Myths about Black Fathers

For centuries, there's been a false assumption that Black fathers are absent, apathetic, and uninvolved in their children's lives.

The stereotype of the absent Black dad remains quite ubiquitous in popular culture.

It often takes the form of a dysfunctional family unit, but in recent years, studies have proven that the stereotype is nothing more than a myth.

That legend is further vaporized in the new children's book, "I Love My Daddy," by Maryland social worker and military veteran Juanita Banks Whittington.

The 27-page book, complete with fascinating illustrations by Ananta Mohanta, celebrat...


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