Our Families

White supremacy tried to destroy the traditional black family. During slavery, families were torn apart. Post slavery, black fathers were stripped from their family through lynching … and now through mass incarceration. Instead of giving the deserved reparations that would have given blacks an economic start; the welfare system dismantled poor black families in need by requiring a father not be in the family.


Drug use made a significant number of our parents unfit and unable to raise us. The absence of strong intact families or strong role models to emulate, resulted in the cycle of teen pregnancy, single mothers, and young boys growing up not understanding their full potential as a man.


We want to provide a platform for information, to stimulate conversation and to spark action.  How do you define “family”? Are traditional families a thing of the past? How do we strengthen the black family structure?