OWN Celebrates Black Fatherhood in New Special ‘They Call Me Dad’


OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is set to air a one-hour special next month celebrating Black fatherhood titled OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad.

The special follows five celebrity fathers as they discuss the joys, fears, and fulfillment that being a dad brings, while also shifting the narratives for a more accurate representation of Black fatherhood.

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Among those featured are spiritual leader and author Bishop T.D. Jakes; two-time Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins, DJ and social media influencer D-Nice, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Anthony Hamilton; and Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin. The men will discuss their unique parenting styles and explore the different roles that a father plays in children’s lives as they grow up. Additional guests include Meagan Good, Laila Ali and Sarah Jakes Roberts.

The special is executive produced by Oji Singletary and Critical Content.

OWN Spotlight: They Call Me Dad premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.