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After photos that Eric Owens posted on Facebook of him with his son recently began trending, there were many comments about the "emasculation" of black men from people who apparently weren't held or hugged enough as children.

So, just as we celebrated #BlackBoyJoy and dispelled dangerous myths about black fathers, The Root is keeping the party going with #Root4BlackFathers.


We asked for pictures of our readers with their fathers—and oh, did they deliver!

See some of our favorites below, and keep coming back as we update the gallery.