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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 »

Q&A with Father Jery Augustin

Nominated by Quante Wright Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: I felt joy, but also that feeling that my life was going to change … that I had to be a little more responsible. I had so many mixed emotions with thoughts of the future. And when I found out it was twins, I Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Anthony Pitts

As part-time coordinator of the Healthy Start Fatherhood Program, Pitts works to connect fathers with needed resources Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: The first time it was crazy. I was in college, and I was really uncertain about how I would be able to provide for a child. I had a lot of Read More Read More »

Q&A with Father Lazarus Sims

Nominated by Anthony Pitts, newly appointed coordinator of Healthy Start’s Fatherhood Program Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A: It’s an amazing experience. Something you are never ready for. You can’t go off of someone else’s experience to become prepared because kids are all different, the process is always different. But it was amazing and Read More Read More »