MVP Foundation Inspires, Empowers Black Men to Father Fatherless Boys

Source: GINNIE GRAHAM News Columnist/Tulsa World Tulsa native Brian Woodard wants fatherhood taken seriously and joined a local movement to inspire that. The 31-year-old, married father of three is giving his time to African-American boys living with single moms. This isn’t easy considering his children are 4, 2 and 6 months, and he works full time. “I want to help out,” …

Ginnie Graham: MVP: Fatherhood Weekend highlights men as parents, mentors

By GINNIE GRAHAM World Staff Writer | 1 comment Maybe it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when more than 550 people packed into a church last year to talk about fatherhood and single parents. After all, about 40 percent of births in Oklahoma are to unmarried mothers. Maybe it shouldn’t have surprised anyone when more than 550 people packed into a church last year …

Whys, Cries, and Neckties: Turning Boys into Men!

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons and former NBA Star and Fatherhood Author Etan Thomas discuss the powerful 1st MVP Fatherhood Weekend Saturday April 6, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Fatherhood Weekend featured a “Manhood Conference” targeting 100 Black young males. During the conference the young men will learn the importance of educational achievement, self-esteem, and understanding how to avoid contact with the …