I Am Dad

I Am Dad

The I AM DAD. Podcast is an exploration of fatherhood insight, information, and inspiration for dads, their families, the people who love, and those that support them.

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February 25, 2024 60 mins

For nearly three decades, David has been a father and family advocate, a community organizer, a minister, and an influential leader. He has successfully guided and grown a local direct service program for 11 years. Over time, he has coordinated multiple events, activities, and programs aimed at the acknowledgement, enhancement, appreciation, and promotion of the institution of fatherhood and raising awareness of the c...

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A Husband and Father's Journey

Hey there, I'm Dontaye Carter. My story is one of love, family, and a quest to make the world a better place.

Eight years ago, I set out on an incredible journey, leaving behind Valdosta, Georgia, to follow my heart to Atlanta. My only mission was to marry the woman who had stolen my heart at a Valentine's Day party years earlier. At that time, I was working a...

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In the "I Am Dad" podcast, host Kenneth Braswell engages in a profound dialogue with Dr. Jeffery Shears and Dr. Matisa Wilbon about the "Dynamics of Atlanta Black Dads" report. They delve into the transformative role of Black fathers in Fulton County, challenging stereotypes and underscoring their indispensable role in family and community. Dr. Shears and Dr. Wilbon shed light on the internal and external challenges fathers face, e...

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Allan Shedlin has devoted his life's work to improving the odds for children and families. He has three daughters, five grandchildren, as well as numerous "bonus" sons/daughters and grandchildren. Trained as an educator, Allan has alternated between classroom service, school leadership, parenting coaching, policy development, and advising at the local, state, and national levels. After eight years as an elementary sch...

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In this inspiring episode of "I AM DAD," we welcome Jermaine Wong, a storyteller whose life and work transcend the boundaries of art and activism. An award-winning filmmaker and Artistic Director, Jermaine's passion lies in crafting narratives that celebrate and challenge the human spirit.

As a dedicated Learn To Live activist, he channels his personal journey of loss into empowering others, particularly through his work in conflic...

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Embark on a journey into the heart of fatherhood with Shawn Dove on the "I AM DAD" Podcast. Shawn, a titan in community-building and advocacy, shares his seasoned insights on nurturing leadership within ourselves and our children. As the founder of the Corporation for Black Male Achievement and a leading figure at New Profit, Shawn champions transformative change and highlights the critical role fathers play in society. In this epi...

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Join us on the "I AM DAD" Podcast for an enriching dialogue with Dr. David C. Miller, a visionary at the vanguard of redefining Black fatherhood. Dr. Miller merges academic expertise with real-world experience to empower generations through literature and life lessons. His poignant children's books offer vibrant portraits of Black fathers, filling a crucial gap in contemporary storytelling and providing rich cultural narrat...

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In this episode of the I Am Dad podcast, host Kenneth Braswell interviews Dr. Ronald L. Mincy, a professor of social policy and social work practice at Columbia University. Dr. Mincy discusses his journey into the field of fatherhood research and his work on the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the challenges faced by low-income fathers, particularly black men, ...

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As a new year dawns, it brings with it a horizon of hope and a path of potential. The New Year is our canvas to paint with courage, growth, and deeper connections in our journey of fatherhood. I invite you to join me for an inspiring New Year's message on the 'I Am Dad Podcast'

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Join us on a profound journey with Tracy Braswell, the seasoned Chief Operating Officer at Fathers Incorporated, as we delve into the transformative world of fatherhood and financial literacy. In this podcast series, Tracy unveils her inspiring story of overcoming adversity and harnessing her financial expertise to empower fathers and strengthen families. Discover how Tracy's strategic vision and innovative approach have revolution...

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Delve into the heart of healing with our transformative podcast, a beacon for anyone navigating the complex journey of grief and loss. With each episode, we explore the multi-faceted nature of mourning and the path to recovery, offering solace, understanding, and actionable insights.

Our candid conversations shine a light on the silent struggles many face and provide a roadmap to resilience and emotional well-being. We tackle the o...

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Join host Kenneth Braswell on the 'I Am Dad Podcast' as he engages in a powerful dialogue with Rodney Kellum, a man who wears many hats - a father, a husband, a former Division I athlete, and an impassioned advocate for fathers everywhere. In this deeply moving episode, Rodney shares his transformative journey of fatherhood, including the challenges and triumphs of raising a special needs child and how his experiences...

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Explore the depths of black fatherhood, male empowerment, and personal growth with Kenneth Braswell and special guest Donald Morton on the 'I Am Dad' podcast. This episode delves into the transformative journey from male to manhood, the importance of character building, and the unique challenges faced by black fathers today. Join us as Donald Morton, founder of Remanned and author of 'The Remanned Book', shares his profound insight...

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Meet J. Michael Hall on the I Am Dad Podcast – a man whose professional journey as an educator has seamlessly transitioned into becoming a trailblazer in the realm of father engagement. With a lifetime of experience ranging from special education to school administration, Michael, father to two sons who have followed in his pedagogical footsteps, has left an indelible mark on educational communities.

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From the halls of academia to the heart of community service, Jim Walters brings a legacy of involvement and advocacy to the I Am Dad Podcast. As a mainstay in the WATCH D.O.G.S. initiative since May 2022, Jim's commitment has extended far beyond his own three daughters' school years, embodying the spirit of a volunteer whose impact resonates daily across campus life.

His accolades as a volunteer coordin...

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Get ready for a fascinating episode, as we welcome Eric Snow to the I AM Dad Podcast!

A pioneer in championing father involvement in schools, Eric embarked on a mission back in 1998. Driven by the vision of a school environment rich with positive male role models, bolstered safety, and active support for educators, he established the WATCH D.O.G.S. program at his children's school. Since then, this groundbreaking initiative has sha...

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Over the past 15 years, Keith Schumacher has become recognized as one of the leading voices in father engagement in American schools. Keith did not enter the educational arena as a teacher or principal, he came in as a dad. The husband of a teacher and the father of two adopted daughters, he quickly recognized the absence of other dads participating in the local school. He also noticed that there were few if any male role models ev...

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Janice E. Stevenson Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist in Maryland since 1984. She received her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has been in private practice since 1984, first in Baltimore city. For over 30 years, she has worked with trauma recovery. Her clients have included foster and delinquent youth, persons facing criminal charges, abuse vic...

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Mia Wenjen blogs at PragmaticMom.com. She is also the co-creator and president of Read Your World, celebrating Multicultural Children’s Book Day. Her debut picture book, Sumo Joe (Lee and Low, 2019) was selected as a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year. Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World releases spring of 2023 through Barefoot Books and is a Junior Library Guild selection. The Sl...

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Tommy Maloney is the Executive producer and host of the podcast Blending The Family, where you can find Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Spotify, and Stitcher Radio. 

Tommy has spoken at TEDx, Ignite Fort Collins and was a Keynote Speaker at Everything Dad Convention. He even has won speaking awards through Toastmasters International.

The author of the book "25 Tips For Divorced Dads." "Why no...

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