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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