Fathership, Manhood & Brotherhood

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Justice in the handcuffing and arrest of 6-year-old Salecia Johnson

On April 13th, our six-year-old daughter, Salecia Johnson was handcuffed and arrested at her school, Creekside Elementary in Baldwin, GA for a so-called ‘temper tantrum’. She was charged with battery and suspended for the remainder of the school year. The school took all of these actions without notifying us. Although they claim to have called, … Continue reading

The Difference Between a Man and a Boy

You know the guy. He’s a friend of yours. Everyone knows the guy who’d rather play video games 24/7 and live in his parents’ basement. You know, the guy who takes the storyline behind his favorite board game a wee bit too seriously. Yeah, you know the guy, as do I. I think I’ve figured … Continue reading

Single Black Fathers – Little Known Facts Revealed

Every day, all over the world, single parenting is a quickly-growing family situation. It doesn’t matter if the country is rich or poor, there are more single parents than ever before. Societies are changing, and single parents aren’t the social outcasts they were in olden times. Earlier societies that had strict moral codes used to … Continue reading

Honor Fathers…the good and the bad

Fathers’ paving the way, desires the best, has endured much test. Will not candy coat the truth, the foundation of the home. He walks towards many storms to protect. Mess with his family, he will hunt to arrest. He’s been given the authority, to bestow identity to his family… Many of us dream of having … Continue reading

The Empowerment Vessel – Black Male Crisis – Self Image

The issue of the “Crisis of The Black Male” is truly one that is tearing at my heart, and provoking my aggression to cause a change, “by any means necessary.” I recently read an article that quite frankly expressed that we have lost a generation of black boys. It further expressed that the adverse effects … Continue reading

Real Men Read in Brooklyn

Proud Poppas United joined the Teunis G. Bergen Elementary School (P.S. 9) for the 4th Annual Real Men Read Day. It’s been recognized thru a nationwide data, male students are not making the types of gains in their reading and literacy skills that female students are making. So the staff and volunteers of P.S. 9 hosts … Continue reading

Proud Poppas United talk with Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson

Proud Poppas United meet with Psychologist & Educator, Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson to get his view on the current absent father epidemic in the black communities. PPU: What are your thoughts on the current “absent father” epidemic? Is it a problem that is inherited or programmed into our family structure? PPU: How important is it for … Continue reading

2nd Annual Poppa’s Day, Family Outing!!!

Thank you to the sponsors, donors and attendees of the 2nd Annual Proud Poppas Day Outing. Proceeds from the event will be used to install a “Proud Poppas” Photo Exhibit at the Harlem Performing Arts Space. We had to give recognition to some amazing Poppas, Dads and Men by presenting these Men with a Proud … Continue reading

Ten Ways to be a Better Dad

1. Respect Your Children’s Mother If you are married, keep your marriage strong and vital. If you’re not married, it is still important to respect and support the mother of your children. When children see their parents respecting each other, they are also more likely to feel that they are also accepted and respected. 2. … Continue reading

Statistics! Statistics! Statistics!

STAGGERING STATISTICS 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (Source: U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census) 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (Source: Center for Disease Control) 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless … Continue reading

Man’s Conference II

Greetings Gentlemen, Proud Poppas, Kings & Warriors!!! Man’s Conference II @Coral Hall Saturday April 30, 2011 4:00-8:00 pm Amazing info Family Unity, Daily Exercise, Men’s Health, Water, Man Foods & Herbs, Community Development, Lifestyle Change, Spirituality, Sex Energy, Fatherhood ;~) & so much more. Join us for great evening with an Incredible Collection of Brothers. Love & … Continue reading

The story behind the Cry heard around the world – Intervention: Rocky Lockridge

A powerful documentary and testimony from an intervention by the sons of former World Boxing Champion, Rocky Lockridge. The two sons state due to depression and drugs, their father was absent for most of their lives. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/embed/23425 Shocking ‘Intervention’ story on addicted boxer   MOST ASTONISHING EPISODE YET FOR THIS AMAZING SERIES By ADAM BUCKMAN “Intervention” … Continue reading

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