A Tribute to the Role of Father

Still married to his wife at the time of my conception, I don’t remember one visit, phone call, or card from my biological father growing...

A Tribute to Dr. Wilbert D. Hawkins

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded,...

A Tribute to David Ball

A thousand grains of sand… Those words best describe what my father has been for me – every day before school when the small lessons and...

A Tribute to Bobby

Dear Bobby,⁣⁣ While we remember very different versions of my childhood, one thing we agree on was⁣⁣ the story of me going off to...

A Tribute to Kara Benton

I met Kara over 20 years ago. I was taking summer school classes at the local “Harvard on the Highway” AKA community college and, for...

A Tribute to Ruth "Truth" Kelley

My mom, Ruth Kelley, affectionately known as “Truth,” raised three boys in South Central Los Angeles, where I was born. My father...

George

Married Father of Alyssa (7) Orlando, Florida In the short time that I’ve been a dad I’ve found that so many people will have suggestions...

Mentoring & Fathering

A mentor's perspective on topics related to fathering. I’m often asked, “What's the difference between mentoring and being a father?”....

Charlie

Married Father of 2 Atlanta, Georgia When I think of Fatherhood and my journey, many thoughts come to mind so try to keep up with my...

Ryan

Married Father of 2 Virginia I was about 3 months away from graduating from college when my then girlfriend, Jennifer, came to me to...

Josiah

Married Father of 3 Washington, D.C. I became a father to my daughter Jasani in my early twenties while attending graduate school. The...

Bryan

Married Father of 2 Alexandria Va Falling is Learning: The Lesson We Should Remember as We Teach it to Our Children. She had wobbled,...