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Q&A with Father Chol Majok

Nominated by David Chaplin Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A. I looked at my kids and could not imagine them going through a lifetime by themselves. Growing up without a father, I knew I had to make a choice. A choice to be there for my kids, to support them, to discipline them. It was Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Hasan Stephens

Nominated by Tedd Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. When I became a father to my first child, Janna, and she was a girl, I felt on top of the world. Her mother got mad because I left the hospital and went outside to call everyone in the world to announce my baby Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father David Chaplin

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. Having a child when you are financially in a position to take care of that child and in a relationship where you understand what will foster a healthy upbringing is the key foundation you need. At the delivery, my goal was to keep my Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Yusuf Abdul-Qadir

Nominated by Twiggy Billue Q: Tell me about your daughter? A: Her name is Maya Aneesa. She is 7 months old. She was born three days premature. Actually, she was born a few days before (my grad school) orientation. We moved houses a few days before. She is a fireball; she’s got a lot of personality and is very driven. Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Tyrone Dixon

Nominated by Rachielle Scrivens Q: How did it feel when you became a father?A: My princess was born two days after my birthday, so it was the best birthday gift I could ever imagine. I remember it as if it was yesterday. She was born at 3:36 p.m. When I heard her cry, it was as if there were new Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father-Figure Rashawn Sullivan

Uncle serves as mentor to his niece & nephew Q: How did you become a ‘father figure’ to your niblings? A: It’s like this because I didn’t have that when I grew up. My niece’s father is currently incarcerated, so I have to take on that role. With my nephew Desire Sullivan, 11, his father is not active so it Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Arnold Malloy

Nominated by his wife, Lauren Malloy Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was a year after we got married we found out we were pregnant. It was definitely a joyous occasion. It was obviously new and something to look forward to as far as a legacy standpoint for me. It was a great feeling. Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Christopher Montgomery

Nominated by Deka Dancil Q: How did it feel when you became a father? A: It was the best, scariest moment of my life. I was 23 when I had him. I didn’t know what it took to be a father. It was a quick learning process, but it’s something I enjoy every day in my life. Q: How did Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Adonis Kinsey

Nominated by Makhai Bailey Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. I always wanted to be a dad. That was the No. 1 goal. Her mother and I were together for 10 years. When I found out she was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I always used to talk about how the kid would become a Read More Read More »