Our Youth

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5 Thoughts on the First Year of Fatherhood

By Pete Cataldo The celebration of a baby’s first birthday is almost more about mom and dad than it is about the actual baby. You’ve survived an entire year as parents and lived to tell the tale. High fives all around. It’s funny how first time parents anticipate and get excited over the completion of those … Continue reading

dad blogger Ben Tafau talks about being a parent these days

Trying to be a parent these days, I was going to say there’s no manual, but there’s actually so much stuff out there nowadays in books, on the internet, social media etc, that it’s almost too confusing, and you’ve gotta find your own way. The way I’ve raised my daughter is to ask questions and … Continue reading

Proud Poppas United Speaks with Dr. Phil Valentine on the Family Structure

The current structure of the Black Family. Host; Tyrone McCants – tmccants@proudpoppasunited.com Special Guest: Dr. Phil Valentine – Hygienic Scientist; Naturopath; Metaphysician; Clinical Hypnotherapist; Polymath, Lecturer; Free-Thinker… The founder, director and pastor of the Temple of the Healing Spirit; Self-Healing Education Center, The Institute for Self-Mastery; and The University of Keme – (800) 847-1291

What does being a father mean to you? Ronald…

What does being a father mean to you? It means being there, mentally, emotionally and physically. ~ Ronald and Tachelle  

Father hosts tea party for his daughter and her friends

Father hosts tea party for daughters, nieces and family friends. #blackdadsrock #blackgirlmagic #image #positiveblackfamily #teaparty Source: (1) Young, black and married

What Does Being a Father Mean to You? The Proud Poppas Photo Project

“inspiring testimony of their own personal pride of being an active father and participant in their children’s upbringing and development. Continue reading

Sorry, Racism: Black Men Are Actually Amazing Dads According To New Study | Thought Catalog

An interesting new study just came out from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the level of paternal involvement in different areas of their kids’ lives. Several variables were tracked in the study, but one glaring piece of information is making headlines: Black men are at least as involved in the lives of their children … Continue reading

Single Father Adopts Three “Unadoptable” Teenage Boys – michaelbaisdennow.com

By the time Xavier was 11, he’d already been arrested on serious charges. A life of crime was all he knew thanks to his biological father. “To be honest I thought I would die by 12. At 11 I was arrested. I’m talking about selling drugs, gang-banging, just to make a living, to put food… … Continue reading

Kevin Powell speaks on Being a Father

A Boy’s Journey into Manhood I am a father. I did not know that I was one, but I am. Not even sure when it happened but, alas, it is a reality for me now. I did not ask for it, nor was it planned. And, to be brutally honest, I scratch my head and … Continue reading

Fathers on the Move make world of difference in Cape Town

By Nontando Mposo Cape Town – Dalton Ndongeni was raised by a single mother. His father, a miner, was often away from home for most of his childhood. His family dynamic was not unique in his hometown in the Eastern Cape, as most of his friends were being raised in similar situations. Their mothers stayed … Continue reading

Raising Black Boys As Superheroes

By William Jackson Quote: “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Frederick Douglass The importance of reading can never be a non-negotiable aspect in raising Black boys. The value of education is seen every day as people apply for jobs, starting careers, applying for entrance to higher education and the progression of academic … Continue reading

The Rising Son Project – “Our Story”

Joseph Zoboi, Founder & Instructor of The Rising Son Project facilitated a workshop during the summer from August 19th – 24th in the Flatbush Branch Library between the hours of 1-4pm. It serviced a total of 25 boys aged 5-17. Free pizza was offered as part of this initiative for participants. The first day, the 19th, … Continue reading

The Father Force by Dr. Na’im Akbar

A Father’s Four Duties: 1. Populate, 2. EDUCATE, 3. Provide & 4. Defend Personal Note to Black Parents: Continue INSPIRING our children to be Brave, Pro-active and Intelligent 1.George Washington did not ASK for Freedom – He took it. 2.President Harry Truman did not ASK for Peace – He fought for it. 3.President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

Nigerian Quadruplets Graduate With Masters Degrees From UK University Same Day

The 23 year-old set of Nigerian-born quadruplets, Tolu, Tokunbo, Tobi, and Temi, of the Ogunsanyas have all graduated from Warwick University in the United Kingdom on the same day with Master Degrees. The quads, two identical brothers and two identical sisters, donned their robes and collected their degrees from Warwick University yesterday and are now … Continue reading

Remembering and Recognizing Our Song.

Tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born. Here is a tribe in Africa where the birth date of a child is counted not from when they were born, nor from when they are conceived but from the day that the child was a thought … Continue reading

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