Tag: father’s day

From father to foot soldier

From father to foot soldier

| June 28, 2015

By Penny Dickerson Special to the NNPA from the Florida Courier Father’s Day celebrations are tough for Ron Davis. The June holiday reserved for Hallmark cards and the gifting of new ties has remained solemn since the Nov. 23, 2012 death of his 17-year-old son, Jordan. Davis said spent Father’s Day clutching the final letter […]

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A letter to a son: The privilege and responsibility of your name

A letter to a son: The privilege and responsibility of your name

| June 21, 2015

By the Rev. Anthony Payton Dear Son, It has been my honor to know you as my son. From the moment your mother shared the news of her pregnancy with me, I was convinced that God was giving me a son. While you were in your mother’s womb, I prayed for you daily and have […]

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Young men display commitment to children with Father’s Day picnic

Young men display commitment to children with Father’s Day picnic

| June 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Don’t believe the negative hype. While much of the outside media seems fond of publishing stories about the plight of black children and the supposed  lack of fathers in their lives, some in the city want to set the record straight. From 12 noon to 5 p.m., June 13, a group of  young black […]

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Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Associated Church of Fort Wayne & Allen County is scheduled to hold a Father’s Day 5K race at 9 a.m., June 20. The Father’s Day 5K is a family-friendly race designed to celebrate responsible fatherhood in our community. The race has two running options: family-friendly 5K and an Extreme Ruck 5K. Runners of the […]

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Celebrating black fathers

Celebrating black fathers

| June 15, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist As we celebrate Fathers’ Day across the U.S. and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities.  Too often when the issue of black men […]

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Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

| June 10, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? From time to time, something different is brought to our fair city to try to bring us some joy, happiness, beauty and excitement and if I know about it, I must investigate!  I investigate for you because I don’t want you to have to guess about anything.  I’m a […]

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