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‘OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad’ Celebrates Black Fatherhood

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) has announced the premiere date for “OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad.”

The one-hour special that celebrates Black fatherhood is slated to premiere on Tuesday, September 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

About The Special:

OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad”  is an inspirational one-hour special that celebrates Black Fatherhood and the special bond dads have with their children, giving viewers exclusive access to a group of famous black fathers away from the spotlight and doing the most admirable thing imaginable – being a loving dad. 

Through a series of deeply personal profiles, the special follows five celebrity Black fathers from diverse backgrounds, in their homes and unguarded, as they showcase the joys, fears, and fulfillment that being a dad brings while also shifting the narratives for a more accurate representation of Black fatherhood. 

From braiding hair to coaching sports teams to difficult conversations about how to deal with law enforcement, viewers will get to see parenthood from a father’s perspective. 

The special will feature the renowned spiritual leader and author Bishop T.D. Jakes; two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins, DJ and social media phenom, D-Nice, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Anthony Hamilton, and Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin, as they each showcase their unique parenting styles and explore the different roles that a father plays in his children’s’ lives as they grow up from hero and mentor to provider and protector. 

Additional guests include Meagan Good, Laila Ali and Sarah Jakes Roberts.

Watch The Teaser Trailer:

YASSS! I’m totally here for the celebration of Black fathers! 

I’ll be tuned in. How about you?

Visit OWN for more.

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