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Celebrating Fathers in the Twin Cities community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honoring fathers in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul community was the focus of a series of activities June 8-16 hosted by Positive Image during its Annual Father’s Day Celebration. In addition to acknowledging the contributions of local fathers, a portion of the proceeds generated from the events provided scholarships to help minority young men attend college. The events included a series of workshops hosted at the Minneapolis Urban League South office focusing on community health, legal resources and employment opportunities. It also included an evening dinner and awards ceremony on June 14 where more than 100 fathers gathered at The Doubletree Hotel in St. Continue Reading →

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Father’s Day Weekend honors positive Black dads

 

 

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer

 

A father of two daughters, Terry Austin wants all Black men to be more involved with young Black males and females. He says he was inspired to do something several years ago while attending church. Austin at the time was working for a pharmaceutical company: “I had this vision of health fairs in churches…passing out [health] literature to our people,” he recalls. “But what I quickly found out was that the need is with our youth.”

He later started his nonprofit Positive Image organization in 2004. It grew from a small group of men at a backyard barbeque four years ago to last weekend’s series of events, which included a golf outing and a public picnic for families at Zanewood Community Center Field last Saturday. Continue Reading →

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