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Queen Sugar’s Kofi Siriboe talks about the challenges of Fatherhood

For those who aren’t familiar, the Ava DuVernay-helmed show is the story of a Louisiana agricultural family—the Bordelons—dealing with the fallout after the death of the family patriarch, and is one we haven’t seen on television yet. At all. But Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel are all family to me. The writing is good. The … 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

Rapper KINGS chats about his life as single fathers 

What was the biggest change in you when you became a Dad? That was straight up, just becoming not just about myself. I thought I was selfless when it came to my partner but I didn’t really know selflessness until I had a child. Now I could actually give her everything and not even want … Continue reading

What does being a father mean to you? Joel…

What does being a father mean to you? What does being an active father mean to you? Fatherhood is a chance to prove to yourself that you are very needed, worthwhile and important. Even to just one little person that really needs your protection and love. ~ Joel and Jaia  

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  

Hana Ali’s Muhammad Ali Tribute Offers A Sweet Look At Who The People’s Champ Really Was | Romper

Just hours after the world learned Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 in a Phoenix-area hospital due to respiratory complications, fans and loved ones of the iconic boxing legend have taken to social media to share their memories and condolences. Hana Ali’s Muhammad Ali tribute provides a touching look at the athlete as … Continue reading

John Legend Dishes on Fatherhood (and Baby Names!)

The musician (and father-to-be!) finally opens up about the big changes up ahead. John Legend may have a whole lot of house to baby proof, but it sounds like he’s loving every second of it. The singer/songwriter — and soon-to-be father! — recently opened up about his little one on the way, moving into a … Continue reading

Cam Newton’s Unwed Fatherhood Sets Bad Example | NFL | NESN.com

First, it was Cam Newton’s dancing that sent NFL fans into a tizzy. Now, it’s the fact he’s a dad. The Carolina Panthers quarterback and his longtime girlfriend, Kia Proctor, welcomed a son, Chosen Sebastian Newton, into the world on Christmas Eve. But a week into his new fatherhood, readers of The Charlotte Observer already … Continue reading

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

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

“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

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