Thank you #BenandJerrys for doing the right thing! Be the change you want to see in the world.
Free Health Screenings, Special guests, vendors, celebrity basketball game, line dancing and fun for the entire family! 10AM -4PM. 1865 Harrison Avenue, Camden NJ 08105
Be Healthy General Tentative Outline
- Chubbie’s (Kids Workshops for ages 5 – 12)
- Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army Community Center Presentation
- Local Physicians
Vendors Available From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Indoor Fitness Activities
- Line Dancing with Yolanda Sample – with Lady B
- “Big Girl Work Out” with Praise 103.9 host Dezzie (Family Fitness)
- Fit Camp Lite by WIT (Whatever It Takes) Fitness Group (Adult Fitness)
Outdoor Fitness Activities – Brought to you by The Army
- Family Challenges
Celebrity Basketball Game
- Hosted by Radio-One Talent, Musicians, Comedians, and Former Sports Players! We Also Have A Halftime Slam Dunk Contest!
“Born of Warriors” Original Poetry to encourage parents during this time of heightened racism. Rise up from a place of strength and have faith that the lives lost will not be in vain. #blacklivesmatter #bornofwarriors
Born of Warriors
Now is not the time to sit down and grow weary
For we are born of warriors
Trained on soil rich with the spirits that passed before us
We were selected from our tribe and trained for battle
Even stripped of our land, our riches and our families
We stood strong ushering the chained weary in front of us
Walking miles to the beach to meet our battle with the sea
Some were not strong enough to endure the nausea swaying beneath our ribs
Diseased corpses laying by, vicious attacks of salt water on open wounds
Watching the constant raping of wombs and deep screams of torment
Many were not trained for this battle and vanished into the sea at night for comfort
They were not capable of taking the journey so they took their own lives instead
But we did not
We are born of warriors
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Donna Ford will be speaking at the S.E.N.G. Conference this year. This is a very comprehensive discussion on the factors that come into play when gifted students are underachieving. Visit S.E.N.G. for more information. The conference we attended several years ago was life-changing and provided the information, resources and support we needed to successfully fight for our gifted student’s acceleration at school.
Update: The Fatherhood Conference had to be rescheduled due to issues with the venue, but it is on and upgraded this Saturday! There will be prizes such as laptops given away for fathers and young men. Please come out 9am-3pm!
This is the eleventh year that Joel Austin, the founder of Daddy University has traveled throughout the city of Philadelphia from radio station to television interview, blog interview and social networking gatherings to convey his passion for combating fatherlessness and supporting men who desire to be the best Fathers their children need. There is an epidemic of fatherlessness in our communities which can be traced back to slavery, and is exacerbated by today’s judicial system that unfairly targets and prosecutes African-American men at an alarming rate. According to the NAACP Criminal Fact Sheet, one in six African-American men are in prison compared to 1 in 100 African American women.
We need our men. We need our men to be great leaders, providers and fathers. When previously incarcerated fathers are released into society, who is there to help them reconnect with their offspring? When young men become fathers and have no male figure in their lives, who will guide them and support them? When our husbands, sons and grandchildren need resources to help them learn good parenting and or/co-parenting skills, where will they go to seek help? The National Fatherhood Conference is the answer.
This FREE conference held in the Philadelphia School District Education Center, 440 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA in addition to free breakfast and lunch, provides numerous workshops on everything from custody to co-parenting, financial literacy, and even how to do your daughter’s hair. There is also LIMITED free childcare for those who register early, and a Young Men’s Conference for those who bring their sons between the age of 11 and 18. The Young Men’s Conference runs the same time as the Fatherhood Conference and they will also be provided breakfast and lunch if they register. The time to reach our young men is now, before they fall victim to the school to prison pipeline. Even if you are not a father or for some reason are not attending the conference, you can still register a young man and bring him to attend. The Young Men’s workshops include but are not limited to entrepreneurship, resolving conflict and dealing with “haters” as well as hygiene and financial literacy.
You can find out more information on the flyers above and below this post and by visiting the 11th National Fatherhood Conference registration page. African American Parenting will be in attendance and will post a picture of you and your child on our Facebook post to show all of the wonderful fathers and father figures in attendance. Register today and let us applaud you for your desire to be the best father your child deserves!
Register Here —-> National Fatherhood Conference
We’ll see you at the Conference!
Come out today and encourage our young and gifted writers!
My father loved to read and wrote a multitude of songs and essays yet published only one song in his lifetime. Today in his memory I am excited to be hosting a fundraiser for Philly Youth March and Voice4Justice. The event featuring Grammy Nominee Ursula Rucker and the extraordinarily musical Monica McIntyre begins today at 3pm at Alma Mater, 7165 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia. The suggested donation is $10 and children are free! Please come and encourage our young writers. And prepare to be blown away by the collaborations and energy in the room.
Check out the Facebook event pageVoices for Justice Event for more details and I hope to see you there!
Peace and blessings and Happy Father’s day!
Toni Love #loveistheanswer