Time Magazine Fails to Include Black Dads in Father's Day Feature

| by Michael Allen

To celebrate Father’s Day, Time magazine recently featured some well-known dads writing open letters to their children in a feature called “Letters From Dad.”

However, none of the famous dads featured in Time magazine included black fathers.

Eric Deggans, a Tampa Bay Times media critic, tweeted on Twitter: “Wow. When TIME magazine asked several famous dads to write Father’s Day letters, they forgot to include black men.”

Actor Larry Fishburne tweeted: "Are those the only famous black fathers TIME knows?"

According to, Tom Brokaw wrote in the magazine: "Sarah, we’ll always have that New Year’s Eve where I encountered your boyfriend walking through our house, drinking my precious magnum of Dom Perignon straight from the bottle."

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