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IT’S FATHER’S DAY

This is my tenth Father's Day. When my first one came around my son was about 6 weeks old. By then I was officially among the ranks of the sleep deprived and utterly confused. Since those days there has been a lot of living going on. Growing too (especially Dev who is now 9 feet [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:03-04:00June 16th, 2012|THINGS I WISH MY DAD TOLD/TAUGHT ME|1 Comment

FOR OUR 6th BIRTHDAY WE MOVED!

Six years ago in this month I started the fatherdad.com/African American Dad blog through Malecare Inc. Since then I have been writing and working on a so many projects in addition to my regular 9-5 work that I am kind of dizzy. Even when I have gone radio silent for long stretches, I'm usually busy [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:07-04:00May 31st, 2012|Black Dad Connection|0 Comments

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA!

If you want to call me an advocate, say that I am a black (and brown!) male health and fatherhood advocate. Say I created BDC because disparities in African American health exist. Say I blog because injustice is still here (and in every paycheck Snooki receives). I do this work because I love this country [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:34-04:00January 15th, 2012|Fatherhood and Health Advocacy|0 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know I'm late! I'm just keeping it real and keeping it busy. And keeping it real busy. I have a new post about injustice (some light reading) up at my other non-profit blog. Please support and link and all that other stuff! Click here to read.

By |2017-10-19T10:51:34-04:00January 14th, 2012|Black Dad Connection|0 Comments

INJUSTICE: IT’S STILL HERE

On the eve of what would have been Dr. King's 83rd birthday, I sit in reflection, an amalgamation of both frustration and hopefulness. The frustration comes from being acutely aware that we are in the process of losing an entire generation of black males, despite who sits in the White House. There are more black [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:34-04:00January 14th, 2012|Fatherhood and Health Advocacy|1 Comment

JOIN OUR KICK SCOOTER CREW!

This past summer my son Dev and I started the BDC Kick Scooter Crew. He rides the big-wheeled Airwalk Grande Scooter and I opted for the extra sturdy Razor A5 Lux. Our club is awesome, and we want you to join, because we suspect you and your kids are awesome too. You see, our club [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:51-04:00December 18th, 2011|Kick Scooter Crew|1 Comment

WELCOME TO BDC!

When I think of executive directors of nonprofit organizations I think of my local heroes like Geoffrey Canada, founder of Harlem Children's Zone and Richard Buery founder of Groundwork and current President and CEO of The Children's Aid Society. I don't quite think of me. Those two black men are the epitome of leadership, integrity, [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:51:59-04:00October 13th, 2011|And so it begins...|1 Comment

Hey, Where Did the Summer Go?

I'm not the biggest fan of the summer. I don't like being covered in sweat when I get to work. I don't like being devoured by evil hungry mosquitoes. And I despise flying beetles sneaking into my home getting caught in my ceiling fan's down draft and landing in my sleeping face. I also don't [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:52:05-04:00September 4th, 2011|LIFE, SCHOOL DAZE, THE HOLIDAYS|1 Comment

YOU CAN WIN

For some reason Charlie Sheen thinks he is winning. It's one of his catch phrases after all. Sure he's rich and famous but he's also fired, and kind of a jerk. Sadly he's in denial about his seriously deep issues. In my book he's losing. He's losing big. He's a dad and he needs to [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:53:15-04:00March 22nd, 2011|LIFE, UNSOLICITED ADVICE & SUPPORT|3 Comments