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Father’s F1rst joined a seat at the table to speak with Black fathers hosted by Osei The Dark Secret, the conversation was with professionals and regular men who are fathers. Mawuli Davis and Marvin Arrington, Jr both high-profile lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia. Former Atlanta Falcon Professional NFL, Chuck Smith, and father of Father’s F1rst CEO,…

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Rolling out’s Father Coach Club series spotlights incredible dads such as Alex Benson on their journey through fatherhood. We share their success stories as Black men and fathers in America. Benson is the owner of Born to Compete, one of the premier youth sports media company outlets in the country. Benson graduated from Fort Valley…

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Lawrence Smith is a southwest Atlanta native and a graduate of Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s in sports management. He currently works for the New York City Department of Education as a pre-K program evaluator for schools across New York City. He  previously worked for Democracy Prep Charter High…

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Cole Parker is a self-proclaimed “manly feminist” who has a passion for women’s wellness and safety. Fueled by that passion, he and his brother Christopher founded Divas in Defense, which provides interactive and hands-on training services to women and girls. Parker spoke with rolling out about what he has learned about toxic masculinity from his…

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Adrian Franks and his son (Photo Provided)Adrian Franks is an artist, designer and UX creative director at iX, the experience design division of IBM Global Business Services. The Brooklyn, New York resident has to his credit productions for some of the world’s biggest brands, including Toyota, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Bank of America, Ford, and more. When…

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Calvin “DJ Infamous” Donald is one of Atlanta’s most sought-after deejays. The Lansing, Michigan, native and Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University graduate, began deejaying at the age of 11 and has since become known globally for his skills as a radio personality, his mixtape collaborations, and as a Ludacris’ official tour DJ. He has also…

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Christopher B. Stokes is an accomplished entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the music industry with the discovery of such stars as Brandy, Immature, B2K, Jhene Aiko, Sevyn Streeter, Omarion, Marques Houston and more. He is a Los Angeles native who has been immersed in the music business since the age of…

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Wayne Overstreet is the owner and CEO of Overstreet Production & Post, an Atlanta-based post-production house specializing in video and audio editing, graphics, 3-D animation and more. With more than 17 years of experience in film, movies and television, Overstreet is no stranger to hard work in the office or at home. He is the…

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Michael Glover began his career in the food industry with the McDonald’s Corporation. He took full advantage of the opportunities for further training, mostly on the job, but with highly qualified members of staff from the McDonald’s corporation. Success in business and the challenge to rise above the life of the streets in order to…

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Charles Jenkins is a pastor and an award-winning songwriter and producer. The Chicago native was previously the senior pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Jenkins discusses faith and fatherhood with rolling out. What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community? The opening phrase of Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good…

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Germar Reed is the Principle Analytics Consultant at District Analyst LLC, a data analytics consulting firm based out of Washington, DC. In addition, he is a Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics Advisory Services at Merkle Inc., where he leads a team of analytics consultants in supporting high-tech clients in Latin America. He is…

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