Meet: Troy Hughey, AVOF’s Editor & Law/Political Correspondent

Troy K. Hughey is employed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is currently the Editor for A Village of Fathers Blog and will eventually turn into a not for profit organization seeking to encourage fatherhood in urban communities. Mr. Hughey has worked in several fields over a fifteen year span. Mr. Hughey has workedContinue reading “Meet: Troy Hughey, AVOF’s Editor & Law/Political Correspondent”

The State of Abortion Laws In Today’s America (2019)

In recent weeks the topic of abortion has made headlines around the nation. The Roe V. Wade doctrine states the following, the Supreme Court ruled that women had a constitutional right to abortion, and that this right was based on an implied right to personal privacy emanating from the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments. Specifically, severalContinue reading “The State of Abortion Laws In Today’s America (2019)”

The State of Dad’s Mental Health

The State of Dad’s Mental Health Historically, when we hear the term “Post-Natal Depression”, our children’s mothers will come to mind. On the contrary, “Postnatal depression is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. It’s a common problem, affecting more than 1 in every 10 women within a year ofContinue reading “The State of Dad’s Mental Health”

The Delicacies of The Blended Family

The Delicacies of the Blended Family Our feature article this week will focus on the Blended Family. A Blended Family, according to dictionary.com is “a family composed of a couple and their children from previous marriages” (Dictionary.com, 2019). In situations like this, the father is no longer with the mother and the children are forced toContinue reading “The Delicacies of The Blended Family”

The Challenges of Co-Parenting through Separation

The Challenges of Co-Parenting through Separation The challenges of co-parenting through a separation have become commonplace in black and brown communities for decades. You are in a hot and heavy relationship when all the sudden you get the news, she says “I’m pregnant!” Oh, and by the way, you are about to become a father.Continue reading “The Challenges of Co-Parenting through Separation”

Former NFL Star Martellus Bennett Publishes Book That Encourages Black Boys To Dream Beyond The Stereotypes

                                         Photo: Natasha Moustache/Getty Images  Former NFL tight end Martellus Bennett is on a mission to inspire young Black boys to dream beyond the narrative they see of themselves in media. Following the shooting … Continue Reading Former NFL Star Martellus Bennett Publishes Book That Encourages Black Boys To Dream Beyond The Stereotypes

Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison

Today, urban communities across the nation continue to deal with the epidemic of children of color raised in fatherless homes. Many factors contribute to single-parent households but one factor, in particular, has had a damaging effect on families of color, Mass Incarceration, and parenting from prison! The focus of this article will explain why andContinue reading “Incarceration Impacts Multiple Generations: Families Affected By Prison”

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Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube

The topics discussed during this call by the fathers were: Note: 2 mothers joined our conference call What was you father like? (how did the relationship you have with your father, influence how you view parenthood) Investing in your children’s future (life insurance, banking/investments, college plan and more) Time vs Money (Whats more important toContinue reading “Listen The AVOF Father 2 Father Conference Calls via YouTube”

A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One

By Lindsey Bever and Alex Horton (via WashiongtonPost.com) November 14 at 3:07 PM Jemel Roberson had dreams of becoming a police officer. He was killed by one. The 26-year-old was working as an armed security guard Sunday when he tried to intervene during a shooting outside a Chicago-area bar. Officers arrived, and — officials laterContinue reading “A Father Looking To Become A police officer….Killed by One”