A million fathers march
fathers and other members of the community celebrated the inaugural city-wide commitment with cheers
PALMDALE—United Christian Fellowship (UCF) and other local supporters and dignitaries marched around the front lawn of Joshua Tree Elementary School on Saturday morning in the spirit of uniting and empowering fathers across the valley. Although it was a short march, fathers and other members of the community celebrated the inaugural city-wide commitment with cheers, claps, and smiles. Mayor Jim Ledford (at left) showed his support and initiated the first Fatherhood Conference with a proclamation recognizing the efforts of UCF and Project Fatherhood. A panel of 10 experienced fathers shed light on 10 areas of life dads and families can better address to improve the development of children and community./OW photos by Brittney M. Walker.
Hershel K. Swinger, Ph.D., founder of Project FatherhoodSM, the program created to address the problem of absentee fathers, died in his sleep at his Baldwin Hills home recently.
PALMDALE, Calif.—This Saturday (Sept. 25), fathers, children, families, and other community members will gather in the name of fatherhood at Joshua Hills Elementary, located at 3030 Fairfield Ave. in Palmdale, to unite and empower families throughout the region.
Called the Million Father March, which is part of the Black Star Project, is part of an international campaign to motivate fathers to be active parents in the lives of their children.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Members of various civil-rights and community groups plan to hold a rally and march in downtown Los Angeles today demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot in Florida by a neighborhood watch captain who has not been arrested.
Marchers will gather at 4 p.m. at Pershing Square, at Fifth and Hill streets, and begin walking to City Hall at 6 p.m. for a rally on the west side of the building at First and Spring streets, according to the ANSWER Los Angeles Coalition.
She’s a praying woman who faithfully attends Sunday school and morning service every week, along with Tuesday night prayer and Bible study. She wakes up every morning and prays for the family and prepares breakfast for her household full of grandbabies. She struggles to make ends meet on her measly Social Security check and government funds. Not to mention her health isn’t the best.
She’s that grandmother who has paid her dues, raised her own children and is now raising her children’s children.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Many in the local community will rally in support of fathers and father figures at the second annual Fatherhood Conference sponsored by United Christian Fellowship on Sept. 10.
The event’s coordinator, Victor Riley, wants the city to understand the importance of a positive male figure in the lives of youth, as well as for the well being of the community.
“We want to celebrate the joy of fatherhood,” he said. “We want to acknowledge men doing their due diligence.”