Fathership

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NEW. NOW. NEXT, NY: Tyrone Z. McCants, Photographer & Poppa

by Gavy Steele in BLINK NY Art can be anything but not all the time can it be full of substance, not all the time can art represent the truth about culture. When looking at artist Zire’s work there is a sense of responsibility and when speaking with him there is a sense of hope. … 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

How to Encourage Good Study Habits in Your Kids

Good study habits are incredibly valuable for kids. If they learn them early, they will build upon them as they grow older and this focus and discipline will help them in all areas of life. There are things parents can do to help their kids develop and build upon good study habits. Keep The Learning … Continue reading

Rebuilding Our Youth’s Sense of Self-Worth.

We have to re-adjust our children’s appreciation and value meters. Today’s youth are deeply entranced with meaningless material things. They will do almost anything to get them, lieing, even robbing, stealing and hurting themselves and other people for garbage like this. Many of our children and a few of our adults have more appreciation and … Continue reading

Four African girls have created a Urine-powered generator.

Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel. The generator was unveiled at last week’s Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15. So how exactly does … Continue reading

Barbasol, the Movie

Just as the twig is bent, so grows the tree A story about a man that desires a bond with his elderly father. He realizes that he is running out of time due to his father’s increasing dimensia. What he comes to realize is he needs to now turn his attention to his own son … Continue reading

Preparing our Students for Success in a Global Age

“Preparing our Students for Success in a Global Age” Dear Parents of Grades 5-12:Tomorrow is the big test day for our hard working students taking the Specialized High School exam. We work really hard with our students teaching them research- based test taking strategies, test anxiety, stress management, memorization and concentration skills. Although we believe … Continue reading

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

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