“72%: A Baby Mama Crisis”



The black community in Philadelphia claims much of the city and its culture. However, as recent trends show, black family units have broken down, leaving many mothers alone to raise and support their children.

This documentary captures the crisis with the startling statistic of 72% of black children growing up in single mother households. The sisterhood of single black women infuses the city and its feel. It’s a community I’ve never been a part of, but one that’s impossible to missĀ if you grew up in Philadelphia. I’m very interesting in the black woman’s experience in Philadelphia, and this startling trend is integral to their lives.


~ by Katherine Riga on October 12, 2015.

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