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With Father’s Day approaching this Sunday, here are some quotes on Fatherhood from black celebrity Dads for inspiration and confirmation on the universal spirit of being a father.  Check it out and share your thoughts and comments on Fatherhood, from your point of view, in the comment box below.

Rev Run

“For boys you want to teach them how to treat a lady, how to play football, how to handle themselves in the street. With a girl, it’s another whole animal,”

“I have to teach my girls how to feel good about themselves. If you have a girl who doesn’t feel good about herself, she is going to be promiscuous. She is going to be open to anybody’s lame rap.”

– Rev Run (BNET)

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Russell Simmons

“You just learn to be a little bit accepting and promote tolerance and act and be tolerant yourself.”

“The way young people think, you want to think like them so they teach you a lot. Having a child teaches you so much,” he says.

“That really is the best part of being a dad. You remember what’s important in life.”

– Russell Simmons (

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Will Smith

“From the first time the doctor placed you in my arms I knew I’d meet death before I’d let you meet harm. Although questions arose in my mind, would I be man enough?”

Bill Cosby

“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”

“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”

– Bill Cosby (
Tiger Woods
“My dad has always taught me these words: care and share. That’s why we put on clinics. The only thing I can do is try to give back. If it works, it works.”
Nat King Cole

“I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away, it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me — I was a father.”
– Nat King Cole ((
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