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Celebrate black fatherhood

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Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2010 12:00 am

State Assemblyman Bill Scarborough (D-Jamaica), honorary chairman of the Million Fathers Club, and Derek Phillips, executive director and founder of the Real Dads Network, invite the community to an evening of song, spoken word, networking and acknowledgement of men who are exemplary role models and positively impact the youth of the community.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 7 at the York College faculty dining room.

The master of ceremonies will be Fatiyn Muhammad, producer for KISS FM’s Open Line and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s Hour of Power. Cosponsoring the event are the York College Male Initiative Program, United Black Men of Queens, Alpha Phi Alpha’s Zeta Zeta Lambda chapter and Celebrating Real Family Life.

The evening will include awards for children and their fathers who participated in the One In A Million Essay Contest, Real Dad awards for Father of the Year, a libation ceremony for ancestral fathers and refreshments. The celebration is part of Black Fathers Week, a four-day event designed to educate the public about the importance of fathers and to reinforce healthy relationships. For more information, call Scarborough’s office at 718-723-5412 or visit realdadsnetwork.com.

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