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DeVon Franklin: "Black Women Are the Matriarchs of America"

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In this clip from OWN's upcoming holiday special, author, film executive and motivational speaker DeVon Franklin opens up about the loving, supportive and capable Black women who shaped him into the man he is today. Watch as DeVon explains why Black women are vital to the fabric of their families and to American life in general—and how he believes Black men can begin to "give back where credit is due"—starting this holiday season.

Our OWN Christmas airs Tuesday, December 1 at 9/8c.