Tulsa World: MVP Fatherhood Weekend One of Tulsa’s Strongest Mentor Programs

SOURCE: Ginnie Graham/Tulsa World Teaching a boy how to respect a woman takes more than a few motivational speeches in school or church. It takes seeing men open doors, give hugs, interact and be kind. It’s about seeing men make dinner, change diapers, help with homework, throw a ball around, read books and argue nicely. Kids learn by observation. This …

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Black Male Cipher Informs, Inspires, and Empowers Fatherless Black Boys

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity,” is the first  verse of one of my favorite scriptures Psalms 133. The premise of  this powerful scripture  was the motivation for the MVP Foundation’s All-In Mentoring Program  1st Black Male Cipher (“BMC”) with our 8th graders KIPP Tulsa  last Friday November 21st.   The BMC was a …

Attorney Heroically Mentors Boys From Single Mom Households

Source: Maria Lloyd/Your Black World Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons, who was raised by his single mother, missed out on father-son interactions such as tying a tie, cutting the lawn, and replacing a flat tire. To ensure that another Black boy would never have to miss out on the interactions that men have with their children, he and his award-winning television journalist …

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,” …