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The damage could be undone in one or two generations, since most of today’s black families had married grandparents. It’s not too late.

A good place to start the quest might be the new National Center on African American Marriages and Parenting at Hampton University. One of its purposes is to “fan the embers of hope in men and women for lifelong healthy marriage.”

Cheryl Wetzstein can be reached at

cwetzstein@washingtontimes.com.