Fatherhood

October 10, 2014

October 10th Happy Friday, Fathers

The Central Park Five’s, Yusef Salaam, holds the youngest of his children at 24 Hours of Peace in Newark, NJ.Read more →

September 15, 2014

President Obama Shows Us How to Hold A Baby

American Politicians are noted for holding babies. It’s a tradition that’s said to have begun in 1828 with Andrew Jackson,Read more →

September 11, 2014

Jersey of Bengals Player Whose Daughter Is Battlin …

Devon Still needed some good news. The Cincinnati Bengals rookie’s daughter, Leah, has been battling stage 4 cancer at theRead more →

June 2, 2014

A Good Father is ….

June 28, 2013

Andre Royo wants his daughter to be a good person.

Actor, Andre Royo, wants his daughter to be a good person. Stories of absent fathers have become commonplace in theRead more →

December 5, 2011

DaShaun “Jiwe” Morris on Providing For …

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October 10th Happy Friday, Fathers

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The Central Park Five’s, Yusef Salaam, holds the youngest of his children at 24 Hours of Peace in Newark, NJ.

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President Obama Shows Us How to Hold A Baby

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American Politicians are noted for holding babies. It’s a tradition that’s said to have begun in 1828 with Andrew Jackson, according to The Atlantic. But just how many can teach you how to cradle a baby? The answer: Barack Obama can. A recent image of the 44th President doing such captures just how it’s done.

The cradle hold. This is perhaps the most common way to hold your baby and a great way to gaze into the new baby’s eyes; it’s also the most natural and easiest way to hold your baby. It’s easiest to hold your baby this way when the baby is swaddled. Here’s what you should do:

  • To cradle hold your baby, first lay your baby down and pick it up by sliding one hand under the neck and head, and the other under the bottom and hips.
  • Spread your fingers as much as you can as you lift her to your chest so you can support the baby as much as possible.
  • Gently slide the hand supporting her head and neck along her back, so that her head and neck slide along your forearm, making their way into the crook of your arm and elbow.
  • Keep your other hand where it was, cupping your baby’s hips and bottom.
  • Bring the baby close to your body and gently rock her back and forth, if you like.

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Jersey of Bengals Player Whose Daughter Is Battling Cancer Becomes Fastest Seller

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Devon Still needed some good news. The Cincinnati Bengals rookie’s daughter, Leah, has been battling stage 4 cancer at the same time he was battling to make the team. Last week Still was cut, but when the organization learned of his situation, they signed him back to the practice squad. He was on the team, sort of. The practice squad allows him to practice with the players but doesn’t allow him to dress for game days, meaning that he would never actually play in a game unless he was on the active roster.

It didn’t matter to Still, though. Being signed to the team meant that he would earn some $6,300 a week. Plus—and most important—he would receive much-needed health insurance for his daughter, who, ESPN notes, has been given a 50-50 chance of surviving.

“I wanted to make the roster, but I have a lot of stuff going on right now that I can’t give football 100 percent,” Still said to reporters last week. “[The team] could have just washed their hands completely of it. Said, ‘We don’t care what’s going on in his personal life, we just want people who can care 100 percent on football.’ That’s, after all, what they pay us to do.”

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Word of Still’s situation and the Bengals’ kindness spread. On Monday the Bengals announced that all sales of Still’s No. 75 jersey would go to pediatric-cancer research, and less than 24 hours later, ESPN reported that it was the Bengals’ fastest-selling jersey in team history.

But that is not all. The Bengals have also solidified their commitment to the rookie: It was announced Tuesday that Still has been signed to the active 53-man roster.

“We have an open roster spot, and this is the best football move we can make to fill it,” coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement viewed by ESPN. “We think Devon is ready to rejoin our line rotation and be productive. It already was stated that a big reason Devon opened on the practice squad was that he couldn’t fully focus on football this preseason. He had to take care of his daughter. But Devon has told us he feels ready to contribute now, so it’s the right move at the right time. And we’ve told Devon he can still be afforded the personal time he needs to attend to his daughter’s care.”

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A Good Father is ….

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June 15th, 2014 is Father’s Day, and according to Gospel icon, Kirk Franklin, “A good father is there and he cares!”

We invite you to celebrate by watching, and owning a copy of, FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD. The film is available here, and will air as follows on ASPIRE.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/08/14 – 6:00pm

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/13/14 – 11:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/14/14 – 1:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/15/14 – 10:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

– See more at: http://www.aspire.tv/fatherlesstofatherhood#sthash.tcXtCYbt.dpuf

From Fatherless to Fatherhood

06/08/14 – 6:00pm

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood

06/13/14 – 11:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood

06/14/14 – 1:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood

06/15/14 – 10:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

 

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/08/14 – 6:00pm

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/13/14 – 11:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/14/14 – 1:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood
06/15/14 – 10:00am

From Fatherless to Fatherhood is a documentary film and movement that explores the importance of fatherhood. Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

– See more at: http://www.aspire.tv/fatherlesstofatherhood#sthash.y8jLtsMj.dpuf

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Andre Royo wants his daughter to be a good person.

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Actor, Andre Royo, wants his daughter to be a good person.

Stories of absent fathers have become commonplace in the narrative of the Black community. While there’s a tendency to avoid consistent conversations about the real reasons why so many men are absent from their children’s lives, even more damaging are the limited opportunities to provide examples of fathers who foster high quality relationships with their children and families in ways that positively impact our community.

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Andre Royo & his daughter, Stella, enjoy a stroll.

We caught up with Actor, Andre Royo -best known for his portrayal of the character, “Bubbles” on The Wire – and his teenage daughter during a sunny day in Los Angeles, California. His daughter describes him as “a role model” who is “a friend and your family”.  Andre compares being a good father to listening, as in acting. All-and-all, Royo explains, “at the end of the day in my heart, I want my daughter to be a good person!”

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Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD – Trailer from The Kobie Chronicles. on Vimeo.

 

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DaShaun “Jiwe” Morris on Providing For vs. Investing In

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In this outtake from FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD, DaShaun “Jiwe” Morris,  offers insight in what it means to grow up with a gang in place of having a father and as a result of seeking those who would invest in him.

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