Carol and Don Browning, Chicago Tribune, 9/26/1999
Fatherhood is in trouble in the black community and throughout American society. That is the message issued recently by the Morehouse Conference on African–American Fathers, which released a report titled "Turning the Corner on Father Absence in Black America" ... The statement argues that the most important response to absent fathers is the renewal of marriage. But this must go hand in hand with economic measures to help black men become employable and therefore marriageable.