In this short edition of the Proud Poppas Project, we talk with Proud Father, Levi from Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading
St. Louis, MO / USA – In the aim to reduce the violence and shootings of the youth in St. Louis, the Urban League and Harris-Stowe University hosted a panel discussion with some of St. Louis’s most notable men to find a solution to save our sons.
Video interview with Vibrations host Raven Geary and featured guest writer Sharhzad Ali. They discuss her book – The Black Man’s Guide To Understanding The Black Woman. Shahrazad Ali (born April 27, 1954, in Atlanta, Georgia, US), raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an author of several books, including a paperback called The Blackman’s Guide to … Continue reading
An excerpt from Positive Messages for young men growing up without their fathers by Marc Anthony Butcher When I was six and seven I constantly wondered why I didn’t deserve to have a father, the other half of my biological parents. I knew what my mother told me. She had left him. “But why?” “He … Continue reading
AJ and Barak of the Sweet Scientists Boxing Talk Show by DANZ USA Sports sat the Gary Russell Sr. and his four sons, Gary Russell Jr, Gary Antonio Russell, Gary Antuanne Russell and Gary Allen Russell. They talked about their upbringing, boxing, and fatherhood.
Father hosts tea party for daughters, nieces and family friends. #blackdadsrock #blackgirlmagic #image #positiveblackfamily #teaparty Source: (1) Young, black and married
“inspiring testimony of their own personal pride of being an active father and participant in their children’s upbringing and development. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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