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Black Daughters Celebrate Their Fathers in ‘Bet on Black’ Book

This week Parlour is celebrating the independent release of the book, Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama. I, Parlour co-founder and Editorial Director Hillary Crosley, also contributed an essay to this great anthology called The Persistence of Memory about how I don’t personally remember my father who died when I was young, instead my memories of him are cobbled from other people’s stories.

This post is also Parlour’s first attempt at a Google Hangout interview so please be patient with us. The Google chat was supposed to feature me and our former Politrix writer Mrs. Kenrya Rankin-Naasel—and mother of our first Parlour baby, we now have three, ya’ll—who’s also the Editor of Bet on Black but it just looks like Kenrya’s answering questions from a random voice from above. Sorry about that. Any who, without further ado, watch as Kenrya discusses how Bet on Black began and her own story of being raised by a single father.

If you’d like to contribute to the Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama check out their Kickstarter which ends on Friday. The authors can use any donations, big or small!

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