Local Fathers On What It Takes To Be A Great Dad

Sunday, June 16, 2019 || By Shanel Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Everett Stubblefield, a 39-year-old father of four speaks his piece on fatherhood during a Father’s Day basketball tournament in Bellwood. | Shanel Romain

On Saturday, I asked fathers who were present at two community events — a book discussion at Afriware Books, 1701 S. 1st Ave. (Suite 400 in the Eisenhower Tower) in Maywood and a Father’s Day Basketball Tournament hosted by Empowerment Church at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 2501 Oak St. in Bellwood — two questions.

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Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day By Changing How We Think About Black Fathers

Sunday, June 14, 2014 || By Michael Romain  e can do worse than begin with then-candidate Barack Obama’s Father’s Day speech delivered on June 15, 2008, at the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago. At the pulpit built by Bishop Arthur Brazier (founder of the Woodlawn Organization, which as the Chicago Reader notes, “protested school segregation and built millions of dollars of subsidized housing”), Obama … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day By Changing How We Think About Black Fathers