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Over 100 Dads Gathered in NYC to Take Their Kids on a Stroll

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Over 100 Dads Gathered in NYC to Take Their Kids on a Stroll

Last Sunday over 100 dads and their children gathered in New York City to take a stroll through the park for their inaugural "Strollin' With the Homies" event. The walk was organized by Sean Williams, founder of The Dad Gang. “We’re all about creating events that are not just fun for dads and their kids to participate in but also socially and visually impactful as well. We knew that as the weather in NYC warmed up, Sunday mornings at the park will get busy and give us the perfect opportunity to turn some heads and start the conversation around Black fatherhood,”...

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Nonverbal 4-Year-Old with Autism Surprises Mom By Singing ‘Old Town Road’

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Nonverbal 4-Year-Old with Autism Surprises Mom By Singing ‘Old Town Road’

Lil Nas X’s wildly successful hit, ‘Old Town Road’ has taken the billboard charts and social media by storm, but for one family in Minnesota, it’s a miraculous melody.  Last Tuesday Sheletta Brundidge shared a video that showed her 4-year-old son, Daniel, singing the lyrics to ‘Old Town Road.’ And while there is no shortage of kids singing the song, what makes his rendition special is Daniel has autism and doesn’t talk.  Brundidge told Because of Them We Can that she noticed Daniel humming the lyrics first. Then, the miracle occurred.  “I noticed he was responding to the song on...

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Former School Janitor Begins New Job as Principal

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Former School Janitor Begins New Job as Principal

With a mix of determination and support, former Denver Public Schools custodian, Michael Atkins, worked his way up from janitor to his new role as principal. Part of his success can be attributed to how he approached his first full time job cleaning schools. "I took pride in the bathrooms I cleaned. I took pride in the rooms that I vacuumed," Atkins told KUSA. Atkins credits his transition from cleaning the hallways to teaching, to his second grade teacher whom he ran into on the job. That teacher, who built a special relationship with him at age seven, helped him get a job in...

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Barber’s Haircuts for Homeless Initiative Brings Participant to Tears

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Barber’s Haircuts for Homeless Initiative Brings Participant to Tears

Barber B. JaWuan Jones is working to show everyone why Philadelphia is The City of Brotherly Love. Through his Haircuts4Homeless initiative he is doing his part one fade and shape up at a time.During a recent transformation, Jones' commitment to giving back was reaffirmed by an unexpected reaction he received after cutting a man's hair by the name of Bill. It was a special occasion because he was celebrating his 56th birthday. In a post uploaded to Instagram on June 4th, Jones shared a series of before and after photos with the caption: Met this guy today named Bill who was celebrating his 56th...

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Forever President Barack Obama Surprises D.C. Youth and Joins Them in Play

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Forever President Barack Obama Surprises D.C. Youth and Joins Them in Play

Our forever President Obama made a surprise visit to the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy last Wednesday to play with the kids and share some words of encouragement. With a bag of groceries in tow to contribute to the academy’s fresh produce market, Obama showed up completely unbeknownst to the children or their parents. Academy staff had been given a ‘heads up’ that he may make an appearance that week, but they kept it secret as to not disappoint the children if Obama’s schedule changed. While the parents present tried their best to remain calm and collected, the children could not contain...

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