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Q&A with Ben Jamison

Nominated by John Akins, Fatherhood Community Health worker for Syracuse Healthy Start We first featured Ben Jamison in the September 2015 issue of The Stand. He was raising Ameerah — the daughter of his girlfriend, La’Chelle Brown — as his own. The couple since has had their first child together, Peyton, and they are expecting another girl this summer. Q: ... Read More »

Q&A with Sherrod Taylor

Nominated by his wife who says despite working the third shift at UPS, he always finds time to play with his boys Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an overwhelming feeling. I think as a guy you don’t really know what to expect. During the pregnancy, I didn’t really feel anything — wasn’t ... Read More »

Q&A with Dewayne Garner

In addition to being an excellent father, Garner was nominated by his brother Fred, for also helping to raise his niece & nephew Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was probably the best day of my life and the scariest day of my life combined. I was with my wife when she went ... Read More »

Q&A with Nate Brown

Nominated by Tywanna Reese, who calls him a hands-on dad Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was a joy and it still is. Being a father comes with challenges, but is always a joy. Q: What can you share about your children? A: Lanasia, 21, is a certified nurse assistant. She’s a hidden ... Read More »

Q&A with Antwaun Dixon

Nominated by Rachel Levens from Tucker Missionary Baptist Church Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It was the best feeling of my life. I always asked God if I could have my first child before I turned 30. I had my son when I was 27. He came right when I wanted him. He’s ... Read More »

Q&A with Karesaun Herring

As an only child, Herring holds his father as his top role model Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: One of the best feelings in the world. I was overjoyed; ecstatic. Best feeling in the world that there was something that I created and it was going to be my responsibility to raise. Wonderful ... Read More »

Q&A with Quante Wright

Former gang member and car salesman nominated himself to share how he encourages good choices Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I was young, 17. I was excited and a little fearful. When she delivered the baby, I was in jail and didn’t get to see my first one born. But I got to ... Read More »

Q&A with D’Shaun Thompson

Thompson believes children need both parents to play an active role Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: That doubt. Questioning yourself if you’re fully prepared to be responsible for someone else. It was a bunch of emotions not just one thing. Each child presents us different challenges, but it’s covering the basics and then ... Read More »