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Million Father March Event a Huge Success

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By John Coleman

More than 100 men, women, and children recently participated in the Million Fathers March organized by Street Positive CEO, Terry Boykins. Photos by John Coleman

#670            "Let me hear you?" Terry Boykins asked the group to repeat the theme of the Million Fathers March "I Am My Child’s Superhero!"

#686            The march began at Cross Word Christian Church, Riverside who also hosted the event.  Bishop, Larry Sykes, Pastor praying for a blessed event, the participants, and the purpose for which the million fathers march was being held across the country: strengthening the roles of fathers in the families and in the lives of their children.

 #696           With military fathers in the front, the marchers lined up.

#697             The march begins.

#701             Participating family

#702             Participating family

#713             Registering voters, members of Riverside’s earliest African American families: Tina Caroline and her mother Gay Caroline, with Riverside Branch NAACP President, Waudier “Woodie” Rucker-Hughes.

#716             Marchers returned after covering the 2-1/2 mile route.
       
#725             Dr. D.C. Nosakhere Thomas along with his son Kamaal Thomas, performed as co-masters of ceremonies for the program based on the theme: "I Am My Child's Superhero".

#740             Dr. Thomas and son presented Bishop Larry Sykes and Karen Sykes a Proclamation from the City of Moreno Valley and a Resolution from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

#743             Poet, Richard O Jones read his poem:  "Letter to My Son".
               
#758             Keynote Speaker,  Keith 'Sarge' Gibbs.
 
#750             Father and sons listen during the program.

#755             Mayor of Moreno Valley offered brief remarks.

#759             The panel addressed issues involving stronger father roles and relationships in raising strong, healthy children

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