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November 20, 2014

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SYNOPSIS Just in time for the holiday, FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD is a documentary film that explores the causes, effectsRead more →

June 15, 2014

Happy Father’s Day

The Kobie Chronicles would like to wish all men and fathers who are raising and providing examples of quality manhoodRead more →

June 13, 2014

Happy Father’s Day 2014

TRAILER: Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here: PRESS PLAY FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD from The Kobie Chronicles. on Vimeo. FROMRead more →

June 9, 2014

WBLS 107.5 Interview

June 2, 2014

A Good Father is ….

May 24, 2014

Elle Varner says My Father is My Rock

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Holiday Sales Break

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SYNOPSIS

Just in time for the holiday, 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).

FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD

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DIRECTOR: Kobie Brown

WRITERS: Kobie Brown, Njeri Brown

PRODUCER: Kobie 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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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day

The Kobie Chronicles would like to wish all men and fathers who are raising and providing examples of quality manhood to children, young adults and one another, a very Happy Father’s Day.

We invited fathers to participate in our Fatherhood Photo Contest a few weeks ago. Today is the day we celebrate the winners of this contest and countless others. The winners of our #tofatherhood photo contest are….

Because here’s the point: to the extent that men become better fathers, children will do better in schools that aim to serve them; children will feel better about themselves and will be better prepared for productive lives; fewer children will become entangled in the criminal justice system, meaning that fewer of our people will go to jail; more children grow up to create healthier unions; we stabilize the economics and safety of all neighborhoods, and lastly, we increase the talent pool for American industry.

Responsible men and fathers play an invaluable role in advancing and shaping their children, communities and humanity. 

– See more at: http://tofatherhood.com/#sthash.cO7cDrhb.dpu                                              

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Many thanks to all who participated, along with Walker Wear and I Am Dad for acknowledging the invaluable role men and responsible fathers play in advancing and shaping their children, communities and humanity.

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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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Happy Father’s Day 2014

Happy Father's Day 2014

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TRAILER:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

PRESS PLAY

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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WBLS 107.5 Interview

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We’d like to thank you for watching FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD over the weekend. We’ve listed additional air dates and a streamable copy of the full film below:
From Fatherless to Fatherhood….Turning the corner on father absence, one story at a time.

06/13/14 – 11:00am
06/14/14 – 1:00am
06/15/14 – 10:00am
– See more at: http://www.aspire.tv/fatherlesstofatherhood#sthash.UslnQyuK.dpuf

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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Elle Varner says My Father is My Rock

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In a world filled with many women using selfies and half-naked pictures to seek the approval of others, it’s refreshing to look at brothers who are raising daughters to understand where their beauty and confidence and power truly lies.  Elle Varner  engages in a heart-to-heart discussion with her father, Jimmy; giving us a look into why he is “her rock.”

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Elle Varner & her father, Jimmy Varner.

“I discovered with Elle that when her mother would leave and she would start crying, if I would take her in the car with me and play some music that I was working on, that would calm her right down,” Jimmy remembers fondly. “So from a very early on, from months old, she was riding shotgun with pops in the car working on music.”

 

 

Watch the full clip below:

Stream From Fatherless to Fatherhood here:

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

 

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