The photo above is from the cover of a calendar distributed in my area and probably yours also. Inarguably the photo captures the intergenerational beauty of these females. Perhaps they are supposed to be related, who knows? What is apparent is the lack of a positive male image. The calendar, on which this is the cover, is for the community and the subtle message is that the black male does not exist in our community relationships.
How many times have you seen images of black families in the media with no father present? Black women with children and no husband present? It's almost made acceptable.
Sure, there are far too many single parent households headed by black women. There are also numbers of responsible black fathers and husbands who are intentionally or unintentionally ignored. Let's correct this in images of our community, especially those seen by young black children. You are what you think you are.