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Memorable Black Fathers in Movies

These unforgettable onscreen portrayals of black dads have helped to change the narrative.

There is nothing a father would never do for the safety of his child. Djimon Hounsou, in the movies Blood Diamond, is the character, Solomon Vandy, who happens to be so desperate in saving his son Dia, who was taken as a child soldier in their beloved Sierra Leone. While the emphasis of the movies is on a gigantic diamond, the bond between Vandy and the son –and the willingness to lose his life in exchange of his son’s safe journey –is absolutely incredible.


About AJ Woodson (2369 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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