Oprah Winfrey Honors Black Fathers In New Special
Written by BET on June 15, 2021
Father’s Day is on June 20 and Oprah is honoring Black dads.
Tonight (June 15), OWN is airing Honoring Our Kings, Celebrating Black Fatherhood, which is hosted by Winfrey and Emmy winner Sterling Ok. Brown, at 9 p.m. ET.
Winfrey informed PEOPLE that the present was impressed by her relationship together with her father, Vernon Winfrey, 87.
“I had a father who took accountability for me, despite the fact that he knew I might have been anyone else’s youngster,” Oprah Winfrey mentioned,
She continued, “I needed to show the desk on that narrative of Black fathers not being current of their youngsters’s lives. I bear in mind the very first time I used to be doing a present on parenting, on single dad and mom. And my means of displaying or widening the display screen on the time was simply to incorporate a Black father in that group of oldsters, however not make a giant deal about it. We obtained a Latina mum or dad and we obtained a Black mum or dad and we obtained a homosexual mum or dad. And I bear in mind a girl standing up and later saying she had by no means seen a Black father studying to his youngsters. That was not a picture anyone had seen on display screen. And so a number of the white individuals who had been watching the present had been like, ‘That is a overseas idea to me.'”
Winfrey additionally added, “It is chipped away on the material of who we’re as a society and a world. The photographs on the night information or portrayals in movies, gangsters, tales that present absentee fathers, or deal with males being in jail, away from their youngsters and never caring about their youngsters, that is what you’ve got heard, however that is not what we all know and really feel.”
The particular additionally consists of commentary from Dwyane Wade, John Legend and D.L. Hughley.
See the trailer beneath: