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Fatherhood Friday Anthony Anderson

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We salute Anthony Anderson, cool husband, cool dad of two teens and   star of  ABC’s “Black-Ish,” which returned to the small screen this week.  Anderson is one of the hardest working men in show business but is careful to make sure he is a constant in his children’s lives.  His son is taking a crack at acting and one of Anderson’s fondest memories was when his son chose to join him on stage one Father’s Day and tell “Yo, mama” jokes.

When asked what he liked most about fatherhood:

“Both my children being there, and that being a crowning achievement in my life, and it actually made me feel invincible … I can live forever now.

About his wife and stay-at-home parents:

“What she does as a stay-at-home mom, just like all the other stay-at-home moms and dads across the country is invaluable and unquantifiable … it’s the ultimate sacrifice, what these stay-at-home mothers and fathers do.

From interview w/ Black and Married with Kids

#fatherhoodFriday #DadsRule

DC Event: Fun Run and Fitness for Kids

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This Saturday, bring your cool kids out to work out with Kids Being Fit. The event is for kids and by kids with kid trainers making for a unique event that promotes healthy living.

Bowie High School

9am – 12:30pm

Kids 5-16 years old

Register now!   See you there!

DC Event: Shakespeare Bday Celebration

Saturday April 19, join the family friendly birthday bash for the Bard  in and outside the Folger Shakespeare Library at 201 East Capitol Street SE in Washington, D.C.

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Photo by Jeff Malet Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

 

This year marks William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday and the celebration goes from 12pm-4pm featuring jugglers and jesters, stage combat demonstrations, Elizabethan crafts, a scavenger hunt and more.

Check out child palatable five-minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays from the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and enjoy musical performances by WETA Classical Players.  Also the DC Public Library brings its portable reading room to the Folger’s Elizabethan Garden where children will be read to by volunteers and can get library cards as well as check out books.

Get those pressing questions about Shakespeare answered by professionals and don’t forget to leave with cake!

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Photo by Jeff Malet Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library

 

For more information visit www.Folger.edu

 

Fatherhood Friday Vin Diesel’s Fatherhood Mentor

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Vin Diesel recently had his third child. The actor of the current #1 movie “Furious 7,” named his daughter after his deceased co-star Paul Walker.

“I named her Pauline … I knew he was there and I felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my memory, a part of my world.”

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“[Paul] went into fatherhood a lot earlier than I did. He took on that role of kind of being the guide into fatherhood for me. It’s kind of beautiful.”

#FatherhoodFriday

Walter Scott Shooting Leaves 4 Children Father-less

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Walter Scott was a father of four with a fiancee. Walter Scott has a family who loved him. Walter Scott’s life mattered.

Walter Scott was murdered by a white police officer, Michael Slager, in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In the wake of the shooting, four more children will grow up without their father.

“He has four children; he doesn’t have some type of big violent past or arrest record,” said Chris Stewart, a lawyer for Mr. Scott’s family. “He had a job; he was engaged. He had back child support and didn’t want to go to jail for back child support.”

Without the Video: Walter Scott Shooting

Feidin Santana, the courageous Dominican Republic immigrant that filmed the shooting death of a fleeing and unarmed Walter Scott by a police office in South Carolina, has gone public with his story. Santana kept the video to himself until he saw the falsified police report and TV news coverage.  He also thought about erasing the video and leaving town, he did neither. He got a lawyer and shared the video.

Without the video, the officer would not be in jail. Without the video, the officer would be on his beat in a position to do the same thing again. Without the video, we would not know the incidents that led to the shooting. Without the video, Walter Scott would be another random black man or “black suspect” shot by police. Without the video, Walter Scott’s life really would not have mattered.

Thank you Feidin Santana. May God bless and keep you. Thank you North Charleston for stepping up quickly and putting the officer in prison. Still a long way to go but more dialogue and more action to come.  #BlackLivesMatter

 

Fatherhood Friday Smart Move

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Shaka Smart leaves Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to take over the head coaching job at Texas University.  The cool dad and media darling will finally cash in and get all the spoils that come from coaching a big named program.

Should he have waited for a position at a school with a better basketball tradition? Should he have waited one more year to field offers?  Could he have gone to a school who’s fans and athletic director are likely more forgiving to a first year losing season, if that were to occur?

The answer to all these questions are, “maybe.”  As it stands the young coach will make about $18 million.  I know money isn’t everything, but when you have a family and an opportunity like this presents itself, it makes the decision easier to run a fast break to the bank.  Money aside, he had taken VCU as far it it could go and it is time to see what he can do with real resources at his disposal.

I wish Shaka all the success in the world and know he is up to the challenge. #FatherhoodFriday salute! #DadsRule

Jordan Gets His Hare Back

 

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This weekend Brand Jordan reunites Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny releasing the new  Air Jordan 1 Mid “Hare” and the Air Jordan 1 Mid Lola sneakers (April 4). You may remember when the Space Jam movie took over the airwaves and movie screens as the film grabbed the public’s attention and slam dunked it in the bank.

I let my kids watch the movie a year ago and they still enjoyed it; the mix of sports, comedy and music in a cartoon with classic Warner Bros characters is undeniable.  My son mentioned that he would like to see  a Space Jam sequel, when I showed him the new shoes.

Check out this new SportsCenter inspired cup of Hare Jordan:

By the way, If you are remotely a sneaker head you will  also remember the “Hare” 7s. No worries, they plan on releasing them this summer but be prepared to stand in a cartoonish line or pay high ACME prices the internet, the demand will be high.

For now there are these …

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