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June 12, 2013

Ed. note: This article was first published on the grio. You can see the original post here.

Have you received a wake-up call yet?

For too many of us, it takes a sudden wake-up call — in the form of a major or minor health crisis — to make us realize that we’re not invincible.  And tragically, for some, that call comes too late.

As black men, we often don’t talk about our health or seek help until something goes wrong. We... Continue Reading

June 11, 2013

Ed. note: This statement was first published on You can see the original post here.

A father’s love and full involvement in his children’s lives is crucial to their health, well-being, and development.

Fathers influence the physical well-being of their children in a number of ways -- by being engaged in their lives, supporting a mother’s health, or by ensuring that children get the preventive services, such as... Continue Reading

January 22, 2013

Fathers, have you or your child/children gotten your flu shot this year? If you didn’t know, the flu, or influenza, is a viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. The disease can spread from person to person and it has already swept the country this season.

According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity is now considered "widespread" in 47 states and the percentage of... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Today’s my birthday. When someone asks me how I’m doing, “alive and grateful” is my typical response. As I reflect on my life and the anniversary of my birth, I can’t help but be grateful to those who brought me into this world – my mother and father. When I woke up this morning, I went into my son’s room to look at him still sleeping. Fatherhood is one of the best presents I could ever have wanted.

Most parents want nothing but the... Continue Reading

June 05, 2012

Being a father is a tough job. As a father in the military, there are numerous opportunities and times where being a father can be overwhelming. It can sometimes feel like the role of father is completely forgotten, which can lead to even more stress.

Probably the thing that causes me the most stress as a father is figuring out where, when, and how I can get the services that my son requires and then how to maintain those services.... Continue Reading