Our Youth

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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

“Knock Knock: My Dad’s Dream for Me” by Daniel Beaty

by Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Artist) “Every morning, I play a game with my father. He goes knock knock on my door and I pretend to be asleep till he gets right next to the bed. And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.” But what happens when, one day, that “knock knock” doesn’t … Continue reading

Courts quietly confirm MMR Vaccine causes Autism

After decades of passionate debate, parents probably missed the repeated admissions by drug companies and governments alike that vaccines do in fact cause autism. For concerned parents seeking the truth, it’s worth remembering that the exact same people who own the world’s drug companies also own America’s news outlets. Finding propaganda-free information has been difficult, … Continue reading

[FATHER/HOOD] Hip-Hop Parenting

I’m powerfully aware that the entire notion of hip-hop being a frame for parenting can come across as corny. But all parents borrow from their cultural influences to make this journey more manageable and interesting. Graf writing: This was how I introduced her to the visual arts. Her mother is much better versed than I … Continue reading

“Suns and Poppas” Fathers and Sons Workshop

“Film Found Me” passionate letter from Director, Spike Lee to his children

  The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint by Spike Lee – Project Update #39: FILM FOUND ME Written Posted by Spike Lee FILM FOUND ME Dear Daughter and Son, Since the both of you were born, you have known your Daddy makes movies. It was something I did and will continue to do. I vividly remember … Continue reading

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