The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

The Myth Of The Absent Black Father


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores as an important contributor to public health and child development — has focused exclusively on mothers. But the latest data finds that the stereotypical gender imbalance in this area doesn’t hold true, and dads are just as hands-on when it comes to raising their kids.

That includes African-American fathers.

Louisiana Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill Stopping Domestic Violence Offenders From Owning Guns

Louisiana Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Bill Stopping Domestic Violence Offenders From Owning Guns



As states struggle to overcome the chokehold of the National Rifle Association on many issues of gun violence reform, there is one issue on which states have made great strides over the past few months — now that the NRA has changed its position and gotten behind reform.

On Tuesday, the Louisiana House unanimously passed a bill to bar gun possession under state law for those with a domestic violence conviction. The bill had already unanimously passed by the Senate, and will now go to Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). Last month, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill into law that sets out the procedure for requiring those convicted of domestic violence offenses to surrender their weapons. And the month before that, Washington State passed a similar law requiring those served restraining orders in domestic violence cases to surrender their guns.