Did your father lay his hands on you and tell you who you are? What is the reality of raising a son and a daughter, as a single Black female, without their father in the home? And what is the reality of raising Black sons, when you are not married to, or together with, their mothers? What is the impact on the child ? when the father is not in the home ? and even more broadly ? when the father is not in the life of the son and the daughter ? how is that absence affecting the emotional and psychological and spiritual lives of our brothers and sisters?