father’s day

June 17, 2015

Fatherhood on The Find A Way to Make A Way Show

On the next episode of The “FIND A WAY to MAKE A WAY” Show, in honor of Fathers Day, HaroldRead more →

June 1, 2015

Join From Fatherless to Fatherhood

As Father’s Day approaches, and on the heels of our recent trip to Baltimore, Maryland, we invite you to enjoyRead more →

June 13, 2014

Happy Father’s Day 2014

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June 11, 2014

Usher’s “Good Kisser” Producer P …

We met up with “Pop” Wansel  and his father,  Dexter Wansel in Philadelphia on a beautiful Spring day. “Pop” workedRead more →

June 2, 2014

A Good Father is ….

June 2, 2014

Baseball and Family are Team Sports

Some call him coach, but four young men call him dad. As seen at The Urban Daily, Brian Phillips explains whyRead more →

June 2, 2014

Great Fathers Get Promoted to Grandfathers

It is said that great fathers get promoted to grandfathers. Today J. Stanley Sanders, Esq is flanked by his childrenRead more →

May 29, 2014

Between Father & Son

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Fatherhood on The Find A Way to Make A Way Show

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On the next episode of The “FIND A WAY to MAKE A WAY” Show, in honor of Fathers Day, Harold S. Reed, Jr. dedicates the show to discussing what it is to be a father. The lines will be open for fathers to call in and share their insights and advice and for everyone else to give their dads a special shout out as well! We’ll be there and so should YOU!!

Be sure to tune and/or log in http://www.bks1radio.com/

Chill in the Chat Room or CALL IN! (646) 233-1302

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Join From Fatherless to Fatherhood

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As Father’s Day approaches, and on the heels of our recent trip to Baltimore, Maryland, we invite you to enjoy our photo series that explores manhood, fatherhood and community. Be sure to tell us what authentic fatherhood means and looks like to you, as well as sharing your thoughts with those who matter the most to you.

We’re also making our award-winning film, FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD, available for free streaming. It’s a great gift to purchase or share with anyone you believe will benefit from it.

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Happy Father’s Day 2014

Happy Father's Day 2014

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

FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD for streaming at the low price of $3.99.

Once a year the world stops to celebrate fathers who are making the difference in their children’s lives, and the lives of their community. Whether you’re a father; are missing your father; are about to become a father; or want to be a better father – or maybe you know someone who is – we’d like to offer you FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD for streaming at the low price of $3.99.

Sit back, relax, and share this film with those you love, including anyone you feel is missing from the lives of those who will need them the most.

 

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FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD is a documentary film that explores the causes, effects and possible solutions to father absence in African-American communities. Additionally, the film provides examples of men who are fostering quality relationships with their children, families and therefore, their communities. The film is rooted in the real lives of men, women and children and buttressed by the perspectives of Multi Grammy-Award winning Gospel Recording Artist, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Steve Perry (CNN’s Eduction Contributor), Reverend DeForest B. Soaries (CNN’s Black in America: Almighty Debt) and Jeff Robinson (MBK Entertainment).

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PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Kobie Brown

WRITERS: Kobie Brown, Njeri Brown

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Shawn Peters

EDITORS: Darnell Taylor, Joe Saito

FEATURING: Kirk Franklin, Dr. Steve Perry, Rev. DeForest B. Soaries, DaShaun “Jiwe” Morris, Jeff Robinson, and others

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Usher’s “Good Kisser” Producer Pop Wansel & His Father

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We met up with “Pop” Wansel  and his father,  Dexter Wansel in Philadelphia on a beautiful Spring day. “Pop” worked on tracks before being joined by his father.  This father and son represent two generations of hit makers. Their names and talents are synonymous with hits by Patti Labelle “If Only You Knew” (1983) and Usher “Good Kisser” (2014).

“Pop” has been busy lately, crafting songs for Usher, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and most recently, Mary J. Blige, as part of the forthcoming Think Like A Man Too Soundtrack. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as his father was an equally creative force during the halcyon days of Philadelphia International and Black Music.

Usher Good Kisser Producer Pop Wansel

“Pop” Wansel & His Father, Dexter Wansel

Talent, family history & values are amongst the things a father bequeaths his children. During our visit the duo explained their relationship with music; how the elder Wansel taught his son how to craft songs as opposed to merely making beats; and most importantly, creating the type of childhood for “Pop” that enables him to now, “love my child with all my heart.”

 

 

Watch the video here:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

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

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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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Baseball and Family are Team Sports

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Some call him coach, but four young men call him dad. As seen at The Urban DailyBrian Phillips explains why baseball, like family, is a team sport. When asked the values he finds most important to instill, Brian proudly proclaimed, “As a father the three most important things I try to instill in my children are discipline, respect and honesty.” To Brian they are “the core values of what a man should be.”

 

Watch the video here:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

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

 

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Great Fathers Get Promoted to Grandfathers

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It is said that great fathers get promoted to grandfathers. Today J. Stanley Sanders, Esq is flanked by his children and grandchildren as he offers his perspective on patrimony as a father, father-in-law and grandfather.

When asked what defines a good father, Stan explains, A good father is one who plans to be, likes to be & is deliberately so.”

Watch video here:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

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

 

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Between Father & Son

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Father’s Day is upon us.
As seen at The Urban Daily Les Jones explains, “Being able to teach your child the way of life is the best experience you (can) ever have.” He continues, “it was our decision as adults to have children, so as adults we must raise them.”
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