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Fatherhood Friday Still Strong

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This week, NFL player Devon Still got the amazing news that his 4-year old daughter, Leah, diagnosed with pediatric cancer, was now cancer free!  We salute young, strong and cool dad Still this Fatherhood Friday.

When he got the good news, he finally re-signed with the team that allowed him to stay on the practice squad with health insurance supporting his daughter’s struggle.  Still signed  a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals..  He vowed not to play while his daughter fought cancer and now he plans to put attention towards the game and his daughter.

“I just felt numb,” Still said. “It was hard to believe especially with how bad the disease was spread throughout her body before. We were definitely hoping to hear that the treatment worked and tell us it digressed, but to say they didn’t see anything in her body the whole thing was shocking.”

 

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“When I look at my daughter all I can do is smile and hug her. It was not easy but every day, and every treatment, Leah fought like hell and kicked cancers butt! I’m so proud and blessed to call her my daughter. She has made an impact on me and on the world, at the age of four, that I can only wish to make in a lifetime.” -Devon Still

#DADSRULE #LeahSTRONG

Follow Devon on Instagram @man_of_still75

 

Fatherhood Friday Ashton Kutcher

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Cool dad and social media titan Ashton Kutcher took a stand for fatherhood this past week. The father of 5 month old baby girl Wyatt took to Facebook and the over 18 million people that “like” his page to rant about diaper changing stations in men’s bathrooms.  Right on Ashton, wield that power. #DadsRule

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I feel it should be as convenient for a dad to take care of his little ones as it is for a mom.  That is across the board from concessions in the workplace to changing table in the bathroom.

Manute Bol’s Son to Take his Father’s Game to New Height

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Meet Bol Bol, son of former NBA player Manute Bol.  Bol is more than following the massive footprints of  his 7ft 7in tall (now deceased) dad; this 15 year-old is already 6 ft 10 in and shows the mobility of Kevin Durant.

Bol’s dad died in 2010. The death hit him hard, but became his motivation to focus more on basketball to help get through his loss. He wants to complete his dads dream making it to the NBA, taking care of the people of Sudan but not spending the bulk of his money on the cause like his dad did, rather saving money to take care of himself and his immediate family.

“When people say every game I play is for my dad, it makes me feel good; makes me work harder”

Bol is just getting started.

 

Video via Bleacher Report

Fatherhood Friday Jerry Seinfeld

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Comedian and cool dad of three, Jerry Seinfeld is stepping up for fatherhood. Recently, he hosted Baby Buggy’s the inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Initiative Lunch in California.  The Baby Buggy Fatherhood Leadership Council includes Jason Alexander, Jason Bateman, Kevin Hart, Jay Leno, Michael Richards and Bob Saget.

Baby Buggy is a non-profit started by Jerry’s wife, Jessica. Jerry believes that fathers lack a support system, so this initiative fills part of the void and allows these celebrity dads to support one another in their daddy journey.

“Women do that naturally.  Men — it just doesn’t even cross their mind. They just quietly suffer, and that’s why a lot these marriages go south. People suffer and suffer and suffer and they go, ‘I can’t take it anymore, I’m outta here.’” – Jerry Seinfeld

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“I wasn’t surprised that I loved fatherhood as much as I did,” Seinfeld recalls. “But I was surprised what I needed to learn that I didn’t know, which is one of the reasons I wanted to do this. Being a husband and a father — you don’t get any training, and people need training.” – Jerry Seinfeld

Sesame Street’s F U to House of Cards

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Though I am locked into Season 3 of “House of Cards” on Netflix, I came across Sesame Street’s take on Frank Underwood (“FU” to true fan who remember the cufflinks from last season).  Check out their parody “House of Bricks” … this is one you can share with the kiddos! #DadsRule

 

Byron Allen Takes Inclusion Fight to Comcast and Al Sharpton

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Cool and very paid dad Byron Allen, CEO of Entertainment Studios, is seeking $20 million in a lawsuit against Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Inc. and Reverend Al Sharpton.

The television producer’s complaint alleges that of the $15 million Comcast spends on licensing and advertising, only $3 million of their spend goes to black-owned media.  The lawsuit also accuses Comcast of giving money to Al Sharpton, his National Action Network, NAACP and Urban League to give the appearance of supporting diversity and refusing to share the wealth.

Very interesting! I applaud Allen for stepping up with an aggressive public challenge, even though part of his motives are for his own business.  In my career in media I have witnessed many major companies shift money to the black companies/people/causes that will make the most splash, so the major company appears to be doing the most when it is actually doing the least. It sickens me when there is really enough money to go around, if they would open their pockets for real.  If they would open up, I think they would see that diversity can add value and coin to the picture.

Watch Allen’s interview from CNN:

Read Washington Post article for more info:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/24/lawsuit-accuses-comcast-al-sharpton-of-discriminating-against-black-owned-media/?postshare=731425333078996

Furious 7 Fandemonium Win PRIZES

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DaddysCool is rolling with Automotive Rhythms and FURIOUS 7 to offer cool dads a chance to win awesome prizes for your ride, right NOW!

Automotive Rhythms has partnered with Universal Studios to bring the FURIOUS 7 Fandemonium contest. Grand prize winners will be awarded elite prizes for their ride from JL Audio, TSW Alloy Wheels, and Mothers Car Polish. Visit www.Furious7AR.com to register for the chance to win TSW rims, JL Audio sound system or Mothers car care products.

Additionally, movie screenings will take place in select cities including D.C., Atlanta, NY, LA and Chicago.  Visit and like the Automotive Rhythms Facebook fan page for an opportunity to earn tickets to Furious 7 before it hits theaters nationwide on April 3rd. Good Luck!
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