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DAD IS NOT A NOUN Dad Is Not A Noun Ishmael Street

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Dedicated to changing the narrative for men of color in fatherhood with thought provoking dialogue on what matters and inspires excellence.

    STEM Talk With QueButter

    STEM Talk With QueButter

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I wanted to acknowledge the great work that Quebutter is doing  in the community with his non-profit organization XyayX The Movement and XyayX Institute.

    Xyayx The Movement
    XyayX The Movement serves as a platform for people of African descent to receive a strategic lifelong education that will foster the development of critical thinkers who are prepared to lead our communities to prosperity.

     

    About Xyayx The Movement:
    The mission of XyayX The Movement is provision of programs and founding of facilities that foster development and growth of Black African American and Afro-Latino communities. We will achieve these goals through community-wide culturally significant programs, social service advocacy, educational opportunities, community-based initiatives, and accountable fundraising strategies. The specific objectives of this organization shall be to:
     

    • Improve the educational experience of youth by providing an outlet for creativity, individual uniqueness, and self-expression through music, dance, and arts programs.

    • Sponsor, host and/or participate in events and activities that promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) within Black/African American and Afro-Latino communities.

    • Create and maintain learning centers and educational facilities equipped with the necessary materials for participants to learn comfortably.

    • Conduct educational activities that promote financial literacy, and positive credit management within the Black/African American and Afro-Latino communities.

    • Establish programs and projects that promote healthy eating habits and positive use of cognitive capabilities.

    • Provide free adult literacy classes.






    To learn more information about  XyayX The Movement visit: https://www.xyayxthemovement.org/ourprograms



    The XyayX Institute is a learning center that helps Black youth achieve academic goals, develop good trade skills, and make positive contributions to their communities. Located in Brownsville, Brooklyn, this center is a safe and comfortable space for the children in the city to develop a love for learning. The classes take place Monday – Friday, with their curriculum consisting of Literacy & History, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Writing/Literature. They also provide development initiative programs such as K-12 Enrichment classes, Project TAP (TASC assist programs), and C.V.T Initiative training.
    https://www.thexyayxinstitute.org/



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    • 51 min
    The Snackbandits Dad Interview

    The Snackbandits Dad Interview

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I had the privilege to talk to Snack Bandits Dad Ja’Rell on discipline, strength, and structure when it comes to raising daughters.


    Ja'Rell is the father of Dakota and Dylan better known as the Snack Bandits, they have taken social media by storm with over 15millon views on all social media as well as Dakota founding her love for makeup artistry which also has gone viral and with the help of mom and dad created her own brand and makeup line called Paint With Dakota.  (www.paintwithdakota.com)

    Make sure you follow Snack Bandits on
    Social Media IG: https://instagram.com/snackbandits_dad?utm_medium=copy_link
    Tiktok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdGC1gfv/


    DINAN intro produced by Amerigo Gazaway
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    • 32 min
    Africa Makes Comics Tooo

    Africa Makes Comics Tooo

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I chatted it up Nigerian writer, film director, motion graphics editor, comic publisher, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of SPOOF Animation,
    CEO of Mustardseed Communication and founder/conveyner of the Lagos Comic Convention Ayodele "DreamMaker"  Elegba on the Blerd industry  in Africa...


    Follow SPOOF Animation IG: https://instagram.com/spoofanimation?utm_medium=copy_link
    www.spoofanimation.com
    SPOOF YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2SO-UY8X34c&feature=youtu.be

    Follow LAGOS Comic Com IG: https://instagram.com/lagoscomiccon?utm_medium=copy_link
    https://comicconventions.com.ng/

    Follow Ayodreammaker IG:
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    • 50 min
    Fatherhood & Policy

    Fatherhood & Policy

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I had the privilege to talk to Real Dads Network Founder and CEO Derek Phillips and Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali on black fatherhood and policy. As we live in the social media world where the image of black fatherhood has become viral and profitable for a few, but I wanted to touch on how we haven't discuss or mobilized black fathers to understand the significance of getting into how we can affect social change through  policies.



    Follow Real Dads Network on IG:
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealDadsNetwork?s=09
    www.realdadsnetwork.org

    Follow Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali on IG:
    https://instagram.commustafasantiagoali?utm_medium=copy_link
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/EJinAction?s=09
    www.mustafalisantiagoali.com

    • 53 min
    The Sleeping Negro

    The Sleeping Negro

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I had the opportunity to talk to filmmaker Skinner Myers on  fatherhood  and his featured film "The Sleeping Negro," confronted with a series of racially charged incidents, a young black man must overcome rage, alienation, and hopelessness in order to find his own humanity.



    ADIFF-DC 2021 opens with "The Sleeping Negro" directed by Skinner Myers, a strong, thought-provoking drama that tells us the story of an African American man struggling with racism in America. Ulkar Alakbarova (moviemovesme.com) calls it “a superb character study of a black man […] surreal yet real and terrifying.” The Sleeping Negro had its world premiere at Slamdance 2021.
    August 13th-19th
    https://watch.eventive.org/adiffdc/play/60ebe62c0a9d6a0060126472


    personal website:

    www.skinnermyers.com


    The Film website:

    www.thesleepingnegro.com


    Twitter:TSN_Film


    Instagram:
    thesleepingnegrofilm


    My bio:

    SKINNER MYERS is an award-winning filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. He has written and directed 11 films, including La Tierra del Exodo, Nightmares by the Sea, Things of Beauty Burn and Frank Embree, which took home the Grand Jury Award at Hollyshorts. His feature film debut, The Sleeping Negro, will have its Georgia premiere at the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival. Myers has studied at Columbia, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a PhD in Film Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Interview with Liverpool FC's First Black Football Player Howard Gayle

    Interview with Liverpool FC's First Black Football Player Howard Gayle

    On this Episode of Dad Is Not A Noun I had the honor to talk to Liverpool FC's First Black Football Player Howard Gayle on the current state of racisms in football due to events of Euro2021. Also, he talked about his book 61 Minutes In Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer.

    In April 1981, Howard Gayle was summoned from the substitutes' bench and sent on to play for Liverpool in the second leg of a European Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich.

    The previous October, by filling the same role at Manchester City, he became the first black footballer in Liverpool’s 89-year history to play at first team level.

    Gayle's Liverpool career proved to be short. He would pull on the red shirt only five times in total, scoring once.

    Yet he is remembered as a trailblazer. In 61 Minutes in Munich, Gayle takes you inside his life: bringing the shutters down on a childhood spent between Toxteth and Norris Green, two contrasting areas of Liverpool. He details life on the streets, the racism, the other forms of abuse, of which he has only told a handful of people before, and his ascent from teenage football hooligan to a player with Europe's leading club.

    Gayle explains what it was like to be a black man with a sense of insecurity inside a Liverpool dressing room at the most successful point in the club's history, a place where only the strongest survived.

    In Munich, Gayle ran Bayern's defenders ragged and is credited by many as the catalyst for Liverpool’s progression to the final. And yet, by being substituted after 61 minutes on the pitch, he reveals his dismay at never being trusted to keep his cool in the most tense of environments.

    Gayle takes you to Newcastle, to Birmingham City, to Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers. He takes you back his modest home in the south end of Liverpool where it all began.

    Part social-history, part-autobiography, 61 Minutes in Munich is an exposition of life in the city of Liverpool during one of the most turbulent periods in its history. Above all it examines how a pioneer like Gayle has been up against it from the moment he was born.

    DINAN intro produced by Amerigo Gazaway
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    • 1 hr 29 min

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