Inspiration

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The Best Marriage Advice from a Divorced Man

  “If we make the conscious decision to daily place our spouse’s desires and needs above our own, and that’s reciprocated, the marriage will succeed. Utter and complete selflessness. Isn’t this true in all healthy relationships?” My advice after a divorce following 16 years of marriage, by Gerald Rogers. Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. … Continue reading

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

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

Strong fathers, strong families: New program aims to support Latinx community

“There are multiple ways to great fatherhood,” says Adnoris “Bo” Torres, the fatherhood coordinator of the “Padres Fuertes” initiative at Family Futures, a new program designed to specifically serve fathers of young children in the Latino community. With healthy father-child relationships in mind, Torres seeks to serve a population as diverse as the many countries … 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  

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

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 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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