fathers

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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  

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

“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

Proud Poppas Photo Shoot @ the Flatbush Public Library in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Free Portraits for Fathers (& Father Figures) and their children. All Ages Welcome, Proud GrandPas too. Dates: Tuesday, Oct 29 – 4pm to 7pm Saturday, Nov 2 – 11am to 1pm

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

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

Proud Poppas United talk with Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson

Proud Poppas United meet with Psychologist & Educator, Dr. Umar Abdullah-Johnson to get his view on the current absent father epidemic in the black communities. PPU: What are your thoughts on the current “absent father” epidemic? Is it a problem that is inherited or programmed into our family structure? PPU: How important is it for … Continue reading

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