Raising the banner for Black fathers

caines | 6/27/2013, 5:30 a.m.

National and local leaders and activists participated in panel discussions during Fathers Day weekend on topics that included teen fatherhood, building stronger communities, ways to live healthier, doing right by our children and silencing the violence. The two-day event was sponsored by Fatherz in the Hood, Inc. Pictured are: Ac Atlanta, fitness/motivational coach; a representative from lead sponsor 100 Black Men of South Florida; Christopher Benjamin, Esq., attorney; Nate Jones, president/founder, Fatherz in the Hood, Inc.; Calvin Hughes, anchor, WPLG, Channel 10; Dr. Wilbert Tee Holloway, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, board member; T. Willard Fair, president/CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami; Dr. Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., associate professor, The University of Chicago; and Etan Thomas, NBA veteran and author.