Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons discusses his partnership with former NBA Star and Fatherhood Author Etan Thomas as they present the 1st MVP Fatherhood Weekend Saturday April 6, 2013 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Fatherhood Weekend features a “Manhood Conference” targeting 100 Black young males. During the conference the young men will learn the importance of educational achievement, self-esteem, and understanding how to avoid contact with the legal system. The participants will also get an opportunity to meet and visit with local organizations that specialize in working with Black males.
In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion featuring former NBA Star and Author Etan Thomas, National Social Commentator Dr. Boyce Watkins, and Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Garrett. While acknowledging the negative statics and reality of the “fatherhood problem” in the Black community, the panel will focus on ways to inform, inspire, and empower those living without a father figure and/or those wanting to be better fathers.