A Tribute to Dr. Hugh Derby

My dad was an exceptional man and I was, and am, so proud to be his daughter. He was a physician who dabbled in woodworking. He traveled...

A Tribute to Marc Higdon

As kids of divorce, I think you can go one of two ways. You either want nothing to do with marriage or you have all these ideas about how...

A Tribute to Alfred Clayborne

You have just received what is possibly the worst news of your life. Your incredible and devoted wife of 21 years, mother to your 9...

A Tribute to Derek Tullis Sr.

I've been married for 26 years and have three sons with my husband,  Derek Tullis Sr.  Our boys are all grown now but they are very much...

A Tribute to Marion Fowler

May 1, 2018, I nervously walked into my Mother’s hospital room and saw her. She had been viciously attacked by two Pit Bulls the night...

A Tribute to Ivy Brandon

On March 23, 2001, I was brought into this world and introduced to my mother, Ivey Brandon. She has taken care of me for the past 18...

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...

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...

Garfield

Engaged Father of 5 Atlanta, Georgia My name is Garfield, I am now 44 years old. I have been a father since the age of 19. Fatherhood has...

Dwayne

Single Father of 1 Annapolis, Maryland At the beginning of the year, I committed to a “one word goal.” The one word goal is an...

Dexter

Married⁣ Father of 2⁣ Atlanta, Georgia⁣ ⁣ “Oh, man, I can’t believe you're gonna do it again!  Are you crazy? Wouldn’t be me!”⁣ ⁣ All too...

Ron

Married Father of 1 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania On February 6, 2019, my son will be 20 months old.  I remember before he was born, I would...

James

Married Father of 5 Greenbelt, Maryland “It is one thing to accept defeat. It is another thing to give up.” I got that from my...

Juan

Married Father of 1 Washington, D.C. It’s happened, literally, thousands of times. Yet, the first time is the one I remember most...

Joe

Married Father of 3 Tampa, Florida My son, Alex, was born with cerebral palsy. He has always had difficulties with strength and...

DeMetrius

Married Father of 3 California It was during my junior year in high school & kind of a chilly Friday night back in NC. I was coming home...