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Lamman Rucker: "Black Men Are There. Black Men Love Their Families"

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Here, actor Lamman Rucker—also known as Jacob Greenleaf from OWN's award-winning megachurch drama series—reflects on representations of Black men and Black fatherhood in television and movies, and how they connect to his real-life roles as a father and a son. While it's important to tell stories about familial pain, loss and trauma, he says, Lamman also believes it's equally as important to depict loving and dedicated Black fathers and husbands, because without them, we're not seeing "the whole story."

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