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I NEEDED MY FATHER

African father helping son with homework

The first memory I have of my father is the day he picked me up from my home in Queens, NY, and whisked me off to Buffalo to visit with his family. All of them were strangers to me then. And now, 37 years later, many of them are still strangers. That visit with him was magical. Before that night, I was not even aware that I came from two people. I had no knowledge that I even HAD a father. But that night, I saw my first Atari 5200,Read More


MY BLENDED FAMILY: A STEP FATHER’S STORY

Multi Generation African American Family Standing In Garden

Being a step-parent is challenging because you are walking into an already made family and trying to see where you fit in. And the lines are blurred but very fine. Especially when there is history and factors beyond your control. When I first started dating my fiancée, her children’s father was not in the picture. They were divorced and for whatever reason, he chose not to be involved in his children’s lives, so it was very easy for me to come in and fill a void. When there is noRead More


CODE RED FLAG ALERT: DANTIS PORTER CHARGED WITH BEATING GIRLFRIENDS 1 YEAR OLD TO DEATH

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CODE RED FLAG ALERT :NBC Chicago is reporting 28 year old Dantis Porter has been arrested in the fatal beating of his girlfriend’s 17 month old son. The child was brought to the University of Chicago Comer’s Children’s Hospital on January 6th with numerous injuries including, “skull fractures, severe brain injury, a lacerated liver, a rib fracture, pulmonary contusions and adrenal hemorrhage.” The beating is reported as being so severe that a part of the baby’s skull fell off into the medical examiner’s hand while the autopsy was being performedRead More


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