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Voices from the Silent March to End Stop and Frisk in New York City on Father's Day, June 17, 2012. All Things Harlem spoke to a diverse group about the march and the NYPD's policy of stop and frisk.
Silentmarchnyc - Called, "Civil Rights, Faith, Labor and Community groups together for a silent march against NYC’s “Stop and Frisk” Policy! On Father’s Day, to stand together to show that New Yorkers refuse to let our children be victimized by racial profiling."
Get more video coverage of the event, along with exclusive stop and frisk footage at www.allthingsharlem.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgSuYi0aYuAVoices from the Silent March to End Stop and Frisk in New York City on Father's... more
In 1972, Father’s Day was celebrated as an official national holiday in the United States for the first time. Seen as a landmark equal rights victory by many men who were most likely not married or fathers, the day became an official holiday over 58 years after the inauguration of Mother’s Day by that pussy-whipped feminist Woodrow Wilson. And while many fathers across the country and across the world have made countless positive impacts worthy of praise, let’s not pretend that they are not without their flaws. Fathers have overshadowed many other men throughout history, and have made life a virtually thankless journey for those who have chosen not to reproduce, or, through the cruel process of natural selection, have had nature choose that path for them. You know, because they're ugly.
Fathers, while certainly an important part of a child’s life, are not infallible. Before crowning them as kings and kissing their feet, we cannot forget their potential for harm and wrongdoing. Fathers have, among other misdeeds, raped, killed, and stolen, and are at least partly to blame for the Holocaust, Osama Bin Laden, and Justin Bieber. Fathers have refused to tell us they are proud of us. They have forgotten to call on our birthdays. Fathers have drank too much and thrown up on the kitchen floor, and then used the cat to wipe it up. I can’t prove that last one, but sometimes we just need to play the numbers and rest assured that based on probability, a drunken father has, at some point, used the family pet as a ShamWow. It’s a statistical fact.
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http://itslonelyuphere.blogspot.com/2012/06/ode-to-non-fathers-day.htmlIn 1972, Father’s Day was celebrated as an official national holiday in the... more
"And he waited,
as if death
was an old friend
coming down the road
with a dipper and a bucket
full of spring
cool at the end of a plow-
long day...."A snip: "And he waited, as if death was an old friend coming down the... more
Imagine standing in front of a deli with friends, chatting about the goings-on in the neighborhood, when a police car pulls up and an officer steps out. He asks you why you're loitering and not at school or work. Your friend mouths off with a sarcastic comment, and all of you get patted down. The officer discovers a marijuana cigarette in your friend's pocket.
That sort of scenario has been the topic of heated debate in recent months, as the New York City Police Department's stop-question-and-frisk policy has come under fire for what critics say is its unfair targeting of African American and Hispanic young men.
Nearly a dozen leaders of Staten Island's African American community gathered yesterday on the steps of Borough Hall -- in the shadow of the North Shore's 120th Precinct stationhouse -- to add their voices to a growing chorus decrying stop-and-frisk and to urge Islanders to join a "Silent March" on Father's Day, June 17 in Manhattan, in protest against what they perceive as regressive policing.
The march will begin on 110th Street and continue to the Upper East Side, ending on 79th St. between Madison and Fifth avenues.
"So often, a person is stopped and frisked who should not be subject to this kind of policing and racial profiling," said Ed Josey, the president of the Staten Island chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). "We are not talking about anything but having good policing. We do not like bad policing."
City police data show 53 percent of those stopped last year during such searches were black, 34 percent were Hispanic and 9 percent were white.
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/staten_island_rally_promotes_s.htmlImagine standing in front of a deli with friends, chatting about the goings-on in the... more
This piece was created to celebrate all the oft-forgotten dads for Father's Day. From the first moments of life, the bond formed between a father and his child is a sacred one. Father's Day is a special time to honor the men who raised us, thanking them for their selfless dedication and love.
This piece includes wonderful high-resolution color photographs and a music video, “Dad.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/06/19/fathers-day-commemorating-the-oft-forgotten-men-who-raised-us/This piece was created to celebrate all the oft-forgotten dads for Father's Day.... more
The night my father drove the Grey Ghost off the bridge into that water, the surface was black and red and blue, bouncing back police car lights and a tow truck’s flashers. I couldn’t see much else from the window of my mother’s car. Jason was asleep in his pajamas beside me; my faith in my mother was so absolute that when she leaned over the back seat to tell me everything was okay, I fell asleep too. Did we wake up again that night? Do I remember my father’s pearl-snapped shirt dark around the neck and shoulders or the fat bandage over his eye? Maybe. Maybe that was another time.The night my father drove the Grey Ghost off the bridge into that water, the surface... more
It’s no worse than fair to say that my own father lived his life out between Mixed Bagville and the untamed Bastardlands, and truth be told I have a hard time remembering him as more good than bad. Whatever salvation he may or may not have reached at the end, I’ll never have a chance to make peace with the man any more than he was able to make peace with the demands and obligations of fatherhood.It’s no worse than fair to say that my own father lived his life out between... more
Still haven't found your dad anything for Father's Day? Nix the necktie and get him what he really wants: this special 100th edition of Viral Video Film School. Brett Erlich honors the Web's top pops as they #fail at everything from playing football in the living room to skateboarding (both indoor and out) to dancing in their skivvies. So stop simply laughing at dad -- and start laughing with him.
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President Barack Obama is under attack by the Christian right for recognizing gay dads in his Father's Day address.
Obama's simple Father's Day message is as positive and family friendly as one might imagine. It is hard to believe anyone taking issue with such a universal theme as fatherhood.
However, apparently one line in President Obama's Father's Day speech has caused a firestorm in the Christian fundamentalist community:
“Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian.”
Was Obama wrong to mention gay dads in his Father's Day address?
http://www.examiner.com/x-10853-Portland-Humanist-Examiner~y2010m6d21-Christian-right-attacks-President-Obama-for-recognizing-gay-dads-on-Fathers-DayPresident Barack Obama is under attack by the Christian right for recognizing gay dads... more
Striking a personal note the day after Father's Day, President Obama today announced a set of new proposals to help fathers become more engaged in their children's lives.
The White House is launching a nationwide fatherhood and mentoring initiative, Mr. Obama said, in a call to action with states, cities and nongovernment organizations to raise awareness about responsible fatherhood.
Speaking at an arts and recreation campus in Washington, Mr. Obama also proposed a Fatherhood, Marriage and Families Innovation Fund, which would provide funding for community projects that assist fathers. Those programs could include job training, parenting skills classes and domestic violence prevention.
He also outlined a transitional jobs initiative for men leaving prison so they can meet their child support obligations, as well as a plan for special re-entry courts for fathers leaving prison.
Mr. Obama said there are "too many fathers missing from too many homes," and that "when fathers abandon their responsibilities, there's harm done."
He added, "I say this as someone who grew up without a father in my own life."
While government can't force fathers to be present in their children's lives, Mr. Obama said, it can send a message that there's no excuse for failing to meet parental obligations.
He spoke fondly of his own experiences of a father, saying, "The most challenging, most fulfilling, most important job I will have in my time on this earth is to be Sasha's and Malia's dad."Striking a personal note the day after Father's Day, President Obama today... more
Wine educator Ingo Grady says the case for using B.C. wine in the pot as well as to fill your glass is as simple as that. When the grapes, the herbs, the vegetables and the meat all come from the same soil, something special happens. Foodies call it terroir, which means the flavour of a place.Wine educator Ingo Grady says the case for using B.C. wine in the pot as well as to... more
3rd year in a row for this very cathartic thread.
Click through to http://barefootmusicnews.com for a Father's day song from a live show at a 4th of July FARK Party at my house.3rd year in a row for this very cathartic thread. Click through to... more
(June 19) -- You could call Sonora Smart Dodd the "Mother of Father's Day." After all, the holiday, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was inspired by her.
Dodd's mother died in 1898 during childbirth, leaving her father, William Jackson Smart, to raise Dodd and her five younger brothers (including the newborn baby) on a remote farm near Spokane, Wash. While attending a Mother's Day sermon in 1909, Dodd decided that fathers deserve the same recognition.
Within a year, she -- along with some help from her pastor, the Rev. Conrad Bluhm, the Spokane YMCA and the Ministerial Alliance -- did it: June 19, 1910, was designated as the first Father's Day. Throughout Spokane that day, Sunday sermons were themed around the importance of fatherhood.
By 1924, the holiday had gained some national prominence. President Calvin Coolidge that year recognized Father's Day and made it known that he wanted more states to get involved.
In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed an order proclaiming the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. He even requested that flags on all government buildings be flown that day.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation permanently observing Father's Day on the third Sunday in June. And today, Father's Day is celebrated in over 50 countries around the globe on various days throughout the year.
All because of a young girl who appreciated her dad's love and wanted to see his efforts acknowledged. William Jackson Smart died in 1919, so he got to celebrate 10 Father's Days with his grateful daughter.
Throughout Spokane, events are planned to celebrate Father's Day, as they always are, but this year is special.
Pam Scott, communication manager for the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau, told AOL News they are taking the centennial seriously.
"Father's Day is such a part of our history, and when you reach a milestone like this, it's a good opportunity to look back, reflect and leverage the history into a truly unforgettable celebration," Scott said.
"We have many special events planned, and locals and visitors alike are encouraged to take part in this special day. We even have Sonora Smart Dodd's granddaughter coming to Spokane from Vienna, Austria."
Dads around Spokane will be toasted with Papa's Pale Ale, a specially crafted beer created by the brew master at Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company and Steam Plant Grill (available only in June this year).(June 19) -- You could call Sonora Smart Dodd the "Mother of Father's... more
President Obama issued a Father’s Day Proclamation Friday that includes gay dads. Read an excerpt below.
From the president’s proclamation: “Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian. We owe a special debt of gratitude for those parents serving in the United States Armed Forces and their families, whose sacrifices protect the lives and liberties of all American children. For the character they build, the doors, they open, and the love they provide over our lifetimes, all our fathers deserve our unending appreciation and admiration.”President Obama issued a Father’s Day Proclamation Friday that includes gay... more
“Dad” is a three-minute short film created to celebrate all the oft-forgotten dads for Father’s Day. From the first moments of life, the bond formed between a father and his child is a sacred one. Father’s Day is a special time to honor the men who raised us, thanking them for their selfless dedication and love. Fathers are our first teachers, mentors and role models. They push us to succeed, encourage us when we’re struggling, and offer unconditional care and support.
This piece includes wonderful photographs, as well as the short film, “Dad.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/fathers-day-celebrating-the-oft-forgotten-men-who-raised-us/“Dad” is a three-minute short film created to celebrate all the... more
Sunday is Father’s Day, and we dads will be overwhelmed with neckties and wrench sets. We will feign ecstasy, and our loved ones will pretend to believe our protestations of pleasure. But for a really nifty Father’s Day gift, how about sponsoring a rat?
Specifically, an African giant pouched rat, about 30 inches long including tail. These are he-man rats, the kind that send cats fleeing. What’s more, we’re not talking about just any giant rat, but an educated one with the rodent equivalent of a Ph.D.
A Dutch company, Apopo, has trained these giant rats, which have poor sight but excellent noses, to detect landmines in Africa. The rats are too light to set off the mines, but they can explore a suspected minefield and point with their noses to buried mines. After many months of training, a rat can clear as much land in 20 minutes as a human can in two days.
In addition to earning their stripes as mine detectors, the giant rats are also trained in health work: detecting cases of tuberculosis. Possible TB sufferers provide samples of sputum, which are then handed over to the rats to sniff out. This detection process turns out to be much faster than your typical microscope examination. A technician with a microscope in Tanzania can screen about 40 samples a day, while one giant rat can screen the same amount in seven minutes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/17/opinion/17kristof.html?src=me&ref=generalSunday is Father’s Day, and we dads will be overwhelmed with neckties and wrench... more
“My Father” is a beautiful three-minute documentary short film by the German filmmaker Christine Schmitthenner, who presently works as a television camerawoman for Crete TV in Greece. The documentary is a wordless short film about caring for an aging father, an elegantly visual poem saying so much through exquisitely detailed photography that captures the depths of great human emotion. The musical soundtrack is “After the Fall”, composed by Pete Calandra.
This piece includes a number of stunning color photographs and the very touching HD documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/my-father-the-visual-poetry-of-loving-care/“My Father” is a beautiful three-minute documentary short film by the... more