Dope Black Dads Podcast

Dope Black Dads Podcast

By Dope Black Dads Podcast

The Dope Black Dads Podcast is an adult-only podcast for all parents or adults preparing for parenthood. Led by Marvyn Harrison with contributions from the Dope Black Dads leadership as well as a host of special guests from the world of healing, media, parenting, TV/film, music, and beyond. We discuss everything from co-parenting, masculinity, and the Black experience all the way to our favourite Netflix show. Don't listen if you're expecting conversations about nappies!

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Episodes

Love, Marriage and a Golden Carriage (Part I)

This week we dissect different videos that have caught our attention on the internet, with special guest Kimberly Fagbenle. These include the intriguing saga of TeesaReesa and her gripping 50-part series on her rollercoaster marriage. With the entire internet clamoring for a Netflix special on her life, we unravel the highs and lows of TeesaReesa's journey, offering insightful commentary along the way.But that's not all – we delve into the concept of marriage as well as the process of divorce offering unique perspectives and thought-provoking insights into the complexities of modern relationships. Whether you're a TikTok enthusiast or simply intrigued by the dynamics of love, this episode promises to be both entertaining and insightful.Tune in now for an engaging exploration of viral trends and heartfelt stories, only on the Dope Black Dads podcast. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe for more insightful content! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/24·2h 3m

Meet Community Chanagemakers Sayce and Khalia

This week we talk all things community building. We’re joined by two amazing change-makers in their own right - the founder of Mentivity and board member of London policing, Sayce Holmes-Lewis as well as the founder of a platform called Jammi that helps black owned businesses, Khalia Ismain. We dive into our come-up stories and who the people were that saw and rooted for our success in our communities. We also touch on the pitfalls of doing the work in our communities and the toll it takes on us. Join the conversation here and on our social media pages. We love hearing from you!Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/24·57m 27s

Do You Know How You Want to Be Loved? (Part 2)

We are back week to continue our segement with special guests Nick Bright and Nii Odartei Evans! We dive into love languages, why women should make the first move, share sibling stories, and explore our hopes for aspiration dating ages for our children. Drop your thoughts in the comments and hit that like button! Subscribe for more engaging conversations.Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/24·49m 56s

Do You Know How You Want to Be Loved?

Join us this week with special guests Nick Bright and Nii Odartei Evans! We dive into love languages, why women should make the first move, share sibling beat stories, and explore our hopes for aspiration dating ages for our children. Drop your thoughts in the comments and hit that like button! Subscribe for more engaging conversations.Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/01/24·55m 48s

Meet The Visionary Dads, Tazer Black and Jason Black (Part 2)

Join us on the 2nd installment as we welcome two incredible dads to the podcast! Tazer Black, influencer, dad to a 10-year-old, one of the driving forces behind RnB Slowjams and host of the 3 Shots of Tequila podcast. We also chat to Jason Black, a new dad, MC, artist, and entrepreneur. To laugh and share your own experiences with us on our podcast, contact us on hello@dopeblack.org or join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/24·1h 7m

Meet The Visionary Dads, Tazer Black and Jason Black

Join us on this week's episode as we welcome two incredible dads to the podcast! Tazer Black, influencer, dad to a 10-year-old, one of the driving forces behind RnB Slowjams and host of the 3 Shots of Tequila podcast. We also chat to Jason Black, a new dad, MC, artist, and entrepreneur.To laugh and share your own experiences with us on our podcast, contact us on hello@dopeblack.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/24·1h 8m

How Neurodivergence Shows Up For Us (Part 3)

In another instalment of the Dear Dope Black Dads podcast on neurodivergence, co-hosts Marvyn Harrison and Darwood Grace are back in the Spotify studios with Amie Snow, Shelly Bishton and award-winning podcaster, writer and digital content creator Chanté Joseph. In this segment, they dive into how they view friendships and how that differs for people with ADHD vs neurotypical people. They touch on friendship breakups and their lasting impact.Join us as we laugh and share our own experiences and we invite you to share your own with us on our podcast by contacting us on hello@dopeblack.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/24·43m 39s

How Neurodivergence Shows Up For Us (Part 2)

In our second instalment of the Dear Dope Black Dads podcast on neurodivergence and how it shows up for us, co-hosts Marvyn Harrison and Darwood Grace is back in the Spotify studios with creative and culture consultant Amie Snow, Head of DEI at News UK, Shelly Bishton and award-winning podcaster, writer and digital content creator Chanté Joseph talking about their experiences with ADHD. Chanté shares her experience of growing up undiagnosed, finding out about ADHD, getting diagnosed and how it changed her life for the better. Join us as we laugh and share our own experiences and invite you to share your own with us on our podcast by contacting us on hello@dopeblack.org. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/23·25m 40s

How neurodivergence shows up for us (Part 1)

This week we kick off with a three part series touching on neurodivergence. But before we get there, we get to know our guests. Our co-hosts - Marvyn Harrison and Darwood Grace are joined by award winning podcaster, writer and digital content creator, Chanté Joseph, head of DEI at News UK, Shelly Bishton and creative and cultural consultant Amie Snow.They touch on nicknames in the black household - do you even have a black card if your nickname is not based on how you look? They talk about the importance of celebrating yourself when you’re single. And the jury is still out about Darwood’s relation to Fela Kuti. Tune in for this and so much more insight and banter from this weeks guests.Do you have a story or dilemma to share with us? Write us athello@dopeblack.org and we’ll help you figure it out with our guests. Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/23·33m 0s

Does family planning really work?

Join us in another episode of Dear Dope Black Dads where we discuss the often-debated "pull out method," and the importance of informed choices when it comes to conception. We also explore the vital role of family planning. But that's not all! Our conversation goes into the intricacies of choosing the right co-parent. We point out the key factors to consider when embarking on the journey of parenthood with a partner, whether you're navigating this path together or separately. This episode offers valuable insights, candid opinions, and heartfelt stories that will leave you better informed and inspired on your journey toward parenthood. Tune in now!Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/23·58m 44s

Navigating A Family Crisis

Back with another episode of our series Dear Dope Black Dads, tune in as we explore an awkward encounter that challenges the complexities of relationships, secrets, and the unexpected turns life can take as a parent. In this episode, we delve into the intricacies of family dynamics, trust, and acceptance. We'll hear from special guests Patris Gordon, David Gyasi and Nii Odarte who shed light on how they've coped when their perception of their loved ones was shifted dramatically. Is it possible for a family to heal and find a way forward after such a revelation?Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black DadsFor inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/23·57m 7s

Understanding Care at a General Practice

Get to know the whole team at your General Practice. From the friendly receptionists who greet you when you walk in the door to the highly skilled General Practitioners who diagnose and treat your medical concerns, your local GP is a hub of healthcare excellence. But did you know that it's not just doctors and nurses who make this possible? In this candid conversation with Dr. Aziza Sesay, we'll delve into the fascinating world of healthcare professionals who collaborate seamlessly to provide you with top-notch care. Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black DadsFor inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/23·17m 44s

Tips for Your Family Finances w/ Humblepenny

In this week's episode, our hosts dive deep into the essential topics of finding work-life balance, prioritising your own happiness, and creating a solid financial plan for your future. Life can often feel like a juggling act, especially when you're a parent. Our incredible guests share their personal stories and experiences, offering practical tips and advice on how to strike that delicate balance between your career and family life. Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads For inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/23·1h 17m

Start Investing Now w/ Ken and Mary from Humblepenny

Dear Dope Black Dads... Are you ready to take control of your financial future? Join us in this exclusive episode as we tackle the world of personal finance and share invaluable advice to help you achieve financial freedom.Special guests, Kenny and Mary, the dynamic duo behind Humblepenny, bring a wealth of expertise to the table. With years of experience in finance and a passion for empowering others, they'll guide you through the steps to unlock your financial potential. Visit their website for more: https://thehumblepenny.com/Join our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DearDopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black DadsFor inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/23·52m 12s

How to Make Your Relationships Last

In this heartwarming and insightful episode of Dope Black Dads, we delve into the delicate art of making love last. Love is a complex and beautiful journey, and in today's fast-paced world, maintaining deep and lasting connections can be a challenge. But fear not, Host Marvyn Harrison, alongside Darwood Grace, Lesley McKenley, and Romantha Botha, engage in a thought-provoking discussion uncovering the secrets of enduring love, the power of communication, and the importance of creating safe spaces. Engage with us and be a part of our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads For inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.”  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/23·29m 12s

Saluting Our Sisters - Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of our special Dear DBD podcast episode, "Saluting our Sisters." In this captivating continuation, our dynamic speakers, Lesley McKenley, Darwood Grace, Marvyn Harrison, and Romantha Botha, delve even deeper into how to encourage positive change for the Black women who have had a great impact within their communities. Get ready for more laughter, insights, and a heartfelt tribute to the incredible sisters who inspire us all.Engage with us and be a part of our growing community focused on Black parenting, masculinity, and mental health. Connect and continue the conversation through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: Dope Black Dads For inquiries or to share your thoughts, email us at hello@dopeblack.org. Dive deeper into our discussions by joining our private Facebook Group, “Dope Black Dads.” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/23·42m 22s

Saluting Our Sisters - Part 1

Join us as we wrap up #BlackHistoryMonth with our debut Dear DBD podcast episode at Spotify Studios. In this lighthearted and insightful discussion, our talented speakers Lesley McKenley, Darwood Grace, Marvyn Harrison, and Romantha Botha celebrate the incredible women who’ve shaped our communities. Get ready for a dose of humour and wisdom! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/23·35m 43s

Parenting Through Generational Trauma

In this episode, Arnold explores the concept of parenting through generational trauma and how it can be unconsciously transferred from one generation to the next, perpetuating a cycle of emotional distress and behavioural issues.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/09/23·9m 33s

The Influence Of Social Media On Modern Relationships

In this episode, Louis discusses the influence of social media on modern relationships and how it has reshaped the landscape of communication and connection when maintaining relationships, both positively and negatively. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/08/23·16m 21s

Economic Empowerment For Black People

In this episode, Louis discusses the importance of economic empowerment for the Black community, emphasising the need to address income inequality and foster the creation of generational wealth. He explores the historical legacies of slavery and discrimination that have created long-lasting economic disadvantages for Black people and the importance of advocating for change in order to dismantle systemic barriers and promote economic equity.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/23·21m 5s

Entrepreneurship & Fatherhood: Creating A Legacy

In this episode, Marvyn is joined by Ibrahim Kamara, one of the co-founders of GUAP, a venture he established in partnership with Jide Adetunji. Together, they were the faces of the media and marketing category in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Europe in 2023, spotlighting all the incredible work they are doing for the creative communities under the GUAP umbrella. Noteworthy highlights in Ibrahim's journey include his recognition as a "Digital Pioneer" by the Mayor of London for his contributions to entrepreneurship in digital media, securing a place among the top 100 most influential BAME leaders in the UK Tech Sector as featured in the Financial Times, among numerous other notable accomplishments. During the conversation, they touch on various things, such as their backgrounds, experiences in fatherhood, and entrepreneurship, discussing how Ibrahim's work is paving the way for a lasting legacy for his son.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/08/23·52m 11s

The Role of Mentorship For The Black Youth

In this episode, Arnold speaks on the role of mentorship in the Black youth, addressing historical Barriers that have disproportionately affected the Black community resulting in limited access to opportunities. He emphasises the importance of nurturing self-confidence in young Black individuals, helping them in acknowledging their values, capabilities, and strengths.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/23·16m 1s

ADHD Life: A Personal Journey

In this episode, Marvyn candidly shares his journey of living with undiagnosed ADHD. He offers a glimpse into his formative years and the unique way he navigated the challenges of life.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/23·46m 42s

From Adversity to Redemption: A Conversation with UK Rapper Mist

In this episode, Marvyn is joined by Mist a UK rapper and entrepreneur. Since his “Rollin’” hit with Burna Boy in 2021, the Birmingham rapper has launched a motor show called Gassed Up on BBC Three and featured on countless tracks with everyone from Nathan Dawe to Bugzy Malone to fellow Brummie spitter Mowgs. Now ready with his long-awaited debut album, Redemption, they discuss his newfound faith, his mistakes in his younger years and his ongoing journey to becoming a better man.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/08/23·44m 46s

Supporting Your Child's Learning Journey

In this episode, Marvyn takes us on a personal journey as a parent, sharing valuable insights and discoveries on how to effectively support his children's academic development. He shares key things to consider when it comes to nurturing a child's learning and intellectual growth, from the perspective of a dedicated dad.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/08/23·17m 56s

"Debate Mate" Card Game

In this episode, Marvyn is in conversation with Linda, the creator of the "Debate Mate" card game. The game comprises a collection of thought-provoking questions designed for dating scenarios, to help build stronger connections and deeper insights into one another.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/07/23·1h 27m

Emotional Intimacy Matters

In this episode, Marcus explores the importance of emotional openness and vulnerability within relationships. Drawing from his own experiences, he sheds light on the stereotypes and societal expectations that often pressure young Black men to suppress their emotions and highlights the transformative power of embracing emotional expression and the impact it can have on fostering deeper connections with others. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/07/23·10m 8s

Reclaiming Masculinity & Identity

In this episode, Marcus explores the complexities of modern masculinity and the journey of self-discovery. From discussing his own experiences with gender stereotypes, toxic masculinity and fatherhood.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·12m 56s

"Stephen Curry :Underrated" Interview with Peter Nicks

In this episode, Louis is joined by Peter Nicks an Emmy Award-winning cinematographer/producer/director known for his trilogy of cinema vérité films set in Oakland, CA. His critically acclaimed feature documentary “The Waiting Room” won an Independent Spirit Award and was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2012, among a multitude of remarkable achievements. They discuss his role and creative direction in the making of "Stephen Curry: Underrated", on Apple TV.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/07/23·31m 13s

Filmmaking & Fatherhood

Marvyn is joined by Amani Simpson, a dedicated servant leader who consistently seeks opportunities to enrich the lives of others through his personal experiences, compassionate demeanour, and influential connections. Amani works with several impactful initiatives including Apprentice Nation and The Commission On Young Lives. In addition to his numerous roles, he serves as a director, producer, and writer, embarking on his cinematic journey in 2018 with the acclaimed film "AMANI,". Their conversation revolves around their journey into fatherhood, Amani's thriving film career, and his latest creation, a short film titled "Save Me."Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/07/23·33m 56s

Building Stronger Bonds: Effective Communication With Your Partner

In this episode, Arnold explores the power of effective communication within a partnership. Communication lies at the heart of relationships and this episode offers valuable advice to help improve communication dynamics for a more fulfilling and harmonious connection.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/07/23·9m 48s

The Importance Of Finding Community For Black Fathers

In this episode, Louis explores the importance of finding a community for Black fathers, from the challenges faced to the stereotypes encountered, Black fathers often have a unique set of experiences. He speaks on the power of creating supportive spaces where they can share their stories, seek guidance, and build connections. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/07/23·12m 39s

Exploring the Difficulties of Fatherhood : Custody Battles

In this episode, Arnold is joined by Barry Brewer Jr, who embarked on his stand-up comedy career in 2002 and transitioned to acting in 2004. He gained recognition through his stand-up comedy special titled "Chicago I'm Home" and his role in Tyler Perry's "Bruh". Recently, he appeared in the BET series "Games People Play" and Kevin Hart's Netflix special, "Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History". Together they discuss Barry's experiences as a father, including a custody battle for his eldest son. They also explore topics such as the stereotype surrounding Black fathers, the challenges within the legal system, and the significance of being an influential presence in his children's lives.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/07/23·38m 37s

Balancing Work and Fatherhood

In this episode, Louis explores the challenges faced by modern fathers and shares his experience and tips to help navigate the juggling act between professional responsibilities and the joys of parenting. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/06/23·15m 25s

Learning About Yourself Through Fatherhood

In this episode, Arnold shares some of the lessons learnt and unlearnt as a first-time dad and how these experiences have led to profound self-reflection and personal development. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/06/23·15m 51s

Prostate Cancer UK Awareness Part 2

In this episode, Marvyn is joined by Colin McFarlane, a seasoned actor best known for his roles as Commissioner Loeb in ‘Batman Begins’ and ’The Dark Knight; Ulysses in the US hit series ‘Outlander’; and as the voice of Cube on the ITV gameshow ’The Cube’; & also the US version with NBA Superstar Dwayne Wade. Dope Black Dads has joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness about prostate cancer and its risks among Black men and dads. This Men's Health Week and Father's Day, we're focusing on clearing up myths and misconceptions about the disease and providing reliable health information.For more information on this topic, visit prostatecanceruk.org/whatonearth. Search “check my risk” or visit prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheckerDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/06/23·25m 39s

Prostate Cancer UK Awareness Part 1

In this episode, Marvyn is joined by Prostate Cancer UK specialist nurse, Susan. Dope Black Dads has joined forces with Prostate Cancer UK to raise awareness about prostate cancer and its risks among Black men and dads. This Men's Health Week and Father's Day, we're focusing on clearing up myths and misconceptions about the disease and providing reliable health information. For more information on this topic, visit prostatecanceruk.org/whatonearth. Search “check my risk” or visit prostatecanceruk.org/riskcheckerDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/06/23·29m 58s

Celebrating Parenting Victories

In this episode, Cameron celebrates the incredible victories and moments of triumph in the world of parenting. From the small, everyday wins to the monumental milestones. He shares personal experiences and highlights the joys, challenges, and growth that come with raising children.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/23·14m 27s

Educational Equity & Legal Issues

In this episode, Cameron is joined by Dr Mark Anthony Gooden, an expert in education leadership. He is the Christian Johnson Endeavor Professor in Education Leadership and the Director of the Endeavor Antiracist & Restorative Leadership Initiative at Teachers College, Columbia University. They explore strategies to promote educational equity, eliminate marginalisation, and emphasise the significance of addressing intersectionality in education.To find out more about Dr Gooden visit:Web: goodenphd.comNew book: Five Practices for Equity-Focused School LeadershipDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/05/23·49m 22s

Changes In Romantic Relationships After The First Child

In this episode, Marcus delves into the fascinating topic of how romantic relationships undergo transformative shifts after the arrival of the first child. He touches on the various ways in which couples navigate the challenges and joys of raising a child together. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/05/23·9m 9s

Equally Sharing Parenting Work

In this episode, Cameron delves into the significance of being actively engaged as parents and the importance of sharing the responsibilities of raising children equally. Drawing from personal experiences and the challenges faced, Cameron provides insightful tips for other parents to discover approaches that work best for their unique situations.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/05/23·14m 16s

Showing Gratitude To Your Partner This Mother's Day

In this episode, Marcus speaks on ways to appreciate your partner this Mother's Day, he touches on the importance and purpose of this special day. We take this opportunity to honour the remarkable women and maternal figures who have shaped lives, their hard work and unconditional love is appreciated. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/23·9m 14s

'Ace & The Animal Heroes', Children's Book

In this episode, Cameron is joined by JB Gill an English actor, established farmer, presenter and singer-songwriter. Most recently, he became a published author with Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House for the fabulous middle-grade series ‘Ace and the Animal Heroes’. They discuss JB's career, farm life and how his personal experience inspired his first children's book, 'Ace and the Animal Heroes'.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/23·36m 42s

Keeping Black Culture Alive Through Food

In this episode, Marcus is joined by Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, Ghanaian-British restaurateur - founder of Tatale restaurant and cultural curator. His professional journey has taken him across the globe, with food at the forefront. They discuss the significance of traditional foods to Black culture and how it is an integral part of cultural preservation in our communities, as well as the concept for Akwasi's restaurant, Tatale. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/23·28m 10s

Things To Consider Before Deciding To Have Children

In this episode, Louis talks about things to consider before deciding to have children. Although one can never be fully prepared for parenthood, he touches on the importance of reflecting on your own relationship with your parents, amongst many other important factors.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/04/23·15m 8s

The Role Identity Plays Within Parenting

In this episode, Louis is joined by Dr Nanika Coor, a clinical psychologist and respectful parenting therapist at Brooklyn Parent Therapy. She helps overwhelmed parents hear a kinder inner voice and experience more mutually-respectful interactions with their children. They discuss Dr Coor’s interviews with Black mental health experts on the Project Parenthood Podcast based on raising multiracial Black children and how to raise kids with a healthy racial identity. To explore more on this topic, visit her podcast here:https://project-parenthood.simplecast.com/Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/04/23·45m 22s

Quality Time With Family

In this episode, Louis talks about the importance of spending quality time with family this Easter holiday, whether you observe this as a religious holiday or a break from work and school, it is a great time to spend with the ones that we love. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/04/23·12m 1s

Cultivating Good Qualities In Children

In this episode, Marcus discusses the importance of cultivating good character in children and the influences family/parents may have on what they perceive as positive qualities i.e. culture and religion.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/04/23·9m 36s

The Importance Of Black British History

In this episode, Marcus is joined by Lavinya Stennett a writer, author, and founder/CEO of The Black Curriculum. She has written her first book, "Omitted", due to be published in 2024. They discuss the importance of Black British History, decolonising education and focusing on representation in school curriculums, as well as the role of The Black Curriculum.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/04/23·26m 22s

Policing Crisis In The UK

In this episode, Marvyn shares a conversation he had on Times Radio regarding the policing crisis in the UK. He speaks on the challenging relationship that Black people have had with law enforcement for as long as he can remember, sharing his own experiences and thoughts on this human rights issue.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/04/23·12m 20s

Important Aspects Of Building A Healthy Family

In this episode, Marcus discusses the important aspects of building a healthy family. He shares his experiences from his own family and the crucial elements for creating a healthy family culture.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/04/23·10m 41s

Black Father's Mental Health

In this episode, Louis is joined by Dr. Tyce Nadrich, an assistant professor and the graduate program director for the Clinical Mental Health Counselling program at Molloy University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor (NY), Board Certified Counsellor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. They discuss stigmas around mental health care for men in the Black community and the mental health needs of Black fathers during the perinatal period amongst other important issues.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/04/23·51m 27s

The Importance of Women's Month

In this episode, Cameron speaks on the relevance and importance of celebrating Women's Day/Month and talking to kids about gender bias.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/03/23·10m 20s

Becoming Better Allies For Women

In this episode, Cameron and Louis join forces to talk about what it means to become better allies for women. They tackle recognising male privilege and the importance of allyship.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/03/23·39m 15s

Uplifting Women and Girls

In this episode, Louis speaks on the importance of men acknowledging their privilege, in order to realise the role that they can play in the upliftment of women. He shares his perspective on what we can do as individuals to support gender parity.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/03/23·14m 43s

Tackling Toxic Masculinity

In this episode, Marcus is joined by Josh Odam, a diversity, equity, and inclusion professional, former Program Coordinator at In Our Own Voices and the founder and curator of Healing While Black. They talk about understanding toxic masculinity through the lens of Black men and how this hinders their progression.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/03/23·35m 13s

Make Celebrating Love A Family Norm

In this episode, Cameron talks about celebrating love as a norm for his family. He speaks about the importance of children seeing parents regularly showing affection to each other and teaching them different forms of love languages.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/03/23·12m 48s

What Does It Mean To Be A Black Man?

In this episode, Cameron questions what it means to be a Black man and to be masculine. He shares his own perspective and challenges our listeners to self-introspect and answer this for themselves. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/02/23·9m 25s

Relationship Advice I Wish I Knew Growing Up

In this episode, still in the spirit of love, Marcus shares relationship advice he wishes he was given or had listened to in his earlier years. He touches on how his caregivers spoke to him if at all, about feelings and relationships and what he as a father would like to share with his daughters about dating.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/02/23·15m 30s

Setting Good Examples Of What Love Should Look Like

In this episode, Marcus talks about expressions of love and how to set good examples of what love should look like to our children, which is important now more than ever with media and society constantly fuelling toxicity as well as exposing and normalising cruel/inappropriate behaviour.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/02/23·11m 37s

Practising Kindness In a Cruel World

In the episode, Marcus discusses how we can teach children to practise kindness in a cruel world, in light of the "Random Acts Of Kindness Day" observed in the month of February. He addresses the different types of cruelty around us and how it affects kids as they grow older and become more aware of the world.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/23·11m 47s

Masculinity & Societal Expectations Of Black Men

In this episode, Umar is in conversation with Ben Hurst, an activist, educator, host, presenter, podcaster, model, public speaker and the Head of Facilitation and Training at Beyond Equality (formerly The Good Lad Initiative). They break down what masculinity and toxic masculinity translate to in real-life and how societal expectations affect Black men in more ways than one. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/02/23·39m 27s

Has Parenting Become More Difficult?

In this episode, Umar discusses the challenges that are faced by parents nowadays. He questions whether parenting has become more difficult in this generation, with advancements in technology, social media and changes in society amongst many other things. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/23·11m 33s

Dry January

In this episode, Umar discusses "Dry January", what the initiative is all about and how to put it into practice. He shares some tips on how to go about participating in Dry January and the possible benefits it may have on our health and our pockets.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/01/23·10m 37s

The Role Of Black Supplementary Schools

In this episode, Umar is joined by Brother Nia Imara, founder of The National Association of Black Supplementary Schools (NABSS). His vision was to encourage more parents from the African Heritage community to take advantage of the extra supplementary education facilities around the UK and tackle head-on any issues with the heavily reported achievement of African Heritage children in mainstream education. They discuss the creation of NABSS and the work that they do.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/23·36m 31s

The Importance Of Date Night

In this episode, Marcus talks about the importance of date night, whether you are married, in a new relationship or a long-term one. He shares some tips on making date night a priority and reconnecting with your partner.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/23·7m 32s

Art As A Form Of Self Care

Marcus is in conversation with Isaac Ouro-Gnao a Togolese-British dance and writing-based multidisciplinary artist, and freelance journalist. He creates empathetic and thought-provoking work rooted in magical realism and African Futurism with a focus on themes of childhood, memory, and mental health. They speak on mental health and the use of art to create awareness and its use as a form of self-expression and self-care. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/23·43m 52s

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

In this episode, Marcus talks about taking care of our mental health. He talks about his personal experience with mental health and looking after his family. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/01/23·6m 39s

Reflecting On The Year 2022

In this episode, Umar reflects on the year as we come to the end of 2022. As with any other year, we have faced individual challenges and others that affected us as a nation, however in the midst of all that it is necessary to be appreciative of any good that we have experienced, in preparation for the year ahead.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/22·13m 1s

Creating Vision Boards With Your Family

In this episode, Marcus talks about creating vision boards as a fun family activity as we go into the new year. He touches on the importance of having a physical, visual reminder of your aspirations and goals and guides us through creating vision boards.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/22·7m 9s

Incorporating Culture Into Festivities

In this episode, Umar talks about incorporating culture into festivities and Christmas celebrations. Particularly how they have managed to combine different elements of Christmas traditions, religion, and culture in his household. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/22·9m 2s

Santa Clause And Fairytales

As we continue to embrace the holiday spirit, Umar talks about discussing Santa Clause and fairytales with your children. Helping them understand Christmas celebrations through fairytales and storytelling. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/12/22·7m 4s

Fun Holiday Activities With The Kids

In this episode, Umar gives us ideas on fun things to do with the kids during the Christmas holidays and using this as an opportunity to spend quality time with your family.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/22·8m 59s

Goal Setting For The New Year

In this episode, Marcus shares his take on setting resolutions for the new year and why it's a good time to reflect and set new goals. He conducts a short personal exercise, to help with setting and writing down goals. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/22·12m 15s

Teaching Children About Holiday Traditions

In this episode, Marcus talks about celebrating Christmas traditions with children and how we can introduce and teach them about these traditions. He also touches on the importance of setting the tone and sharing your own values and traditions with your children from a young age. Marcus Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/22·9m 30s

Recharging Over The Festive Season

In this episode, Marcus discusses recharging and relaxing over the festive season. He gives us tips on switching off and getting ready to do nothing, to be fully engaged in spending quality time with family and friends.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/12/22·8m 16s

Representation And Diversity In Toys

In this episode, Umar is joined by Patrick Adom the co-founder of Very Puzzled, which he created along with Naima, his 10-year-old daughter.  They discuss representation and diversity in toys, particularly how having access to multicultural toys from a young age reduces the chances of children being singled out because of how they look or where they come from. Visit Very Puzzled's website and use the code: "DopeBlack" for a 20% discount for orders on their website - valid until the end of January 2023.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/22·28m 12s

Holiday Preparation Amid The Rising Inflation

In this episode, Umar continues the conversation on inflation, particularly how to use your money this holiday season. He speaks on different things to consider in order to spend wisely and save money but still enjoy the Christmas holidays with the family, without the rising cost of living taking away all the fun.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/22·11m 29s

The Effects Of Inflation

In this episode, Umar speaks on our current reality, the rising cost of living specifically; energy, diesel, petrol and food costs that are affecting most of us. He touches on the contributors to the rise in inflation and how ethnic households are the most vulnerable, with some people no longer being able to afford to pay bills completely.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/22·14m 47s

Art As A Form Of Documenting Culture And Change

Marcus is in conversation with Darren Sital-Singh, who is the Managing Director of Studio PI, an award-winning artist management agency that specialises in the promotion of underrepresented talent. He is passionate about building brands with purpose and teams with positive and inclusive cultures. They discuss the importance of using art as a form of documenting change and culture, as well as the significance of diversity and inclusion in the creative sector.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers to create a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/11/22·1h 12m

Teaching Children About Bullying

Marcus is joined by Winston Ashby, who is the executive director of the PARTI Program which provides activities for youth that build racial equity, safety, culture, wellness and gender equality. Leveraging nontraditional forms of leadership development and core programs, they focus on mentorship, leadership and most importantly, civic engagement. They discuss his experiences as a father as well as issues around bullying and trauma that affect children in various ways.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/22·51m 38s

Mental Health In The Black Community

Cameron is joined by Dr Curtis Jasper, a human behaviour specialist who uses a psycho-emotional, psycho-spiritual, decolonized, non-clinical therapeutic approach to individual therapy, group therapy & couples counselling while specialising in Black Man issues with his own experiences. They discuss his personal experiences and how mental health is addressed in the black community.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/11/22·45m 45s

Aggressive Parenting And Trauma In Children

Cameron is joined by Adrian Mack, whose foundational purpose is the liberation, freedom, and strengthening of African Americans. He has committed his life to the development of African American youth and families by serving in multiple community capacities and is the co-founder of Black Family Blueprint. They discuss fatherhood, aggressive parenting styles and how this could possibly affect children in different ways.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/22·1h 1m

The System Film Roundtable Interview

Cameron and other journalists are in conversation with film stars, Tyrese Gibson and Terrence Howard discussing The System movie. They address issues around racism, private prisons and the normalisation of majority of black and brown men being put in the prison system as well as its psychological effects. They speak on the message around the narrative of the film and how it's making affected them individually, as black men.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/11/22·56m 1s

Navigating Custody For Fathers

Marcus is joined by Kareem Chadly, founder of Dad's Evoking Change, an organisation that raises awareness and supports fathers as they navigate the family court system. They discuss Kareem's personal journey and battles as a father and how D.E.C provides support for low-income fathers who want to positively parent their children.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/22·57m 48s

Becoming A Provider

Marcus is in conversation with Henri Kusi-Appiah, a father and businessman who immigrated to the UK from Ghana when he was 7 years old. His daughter describes him as selfless and caring, regardless of trouble openly showing emotion due to generational trauma and the cultural stigma around being a black man. They discuss his culture shock upon his move as a child to becoming a carer and provider for his family.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/10/22·43m 35s

Learning Through Personal And Artistic Growth

Marcus is in conversation with Dapz On The Map, a Birmingham musician who aims to inspire and spread positive messages through his music and a proud father of 3. They discuss his upcoming debut album, Landed. His musical journey, personal and artistic growth as well as his children's influence.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/22·1h 2m

Creating Generational Wealth In Black Communities

Cameron is in conversation with Cedric Nash aka, “Your Millionaire Mentor,” the founder of The Black Wealth Summit annual event, author and investor who educates, inspires and motivates wealth-building in the African American Community. They discuss getting comfortable talking about money, closing the wealth gap and creating generational wealth in our communities.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/10/22·52m 51s

Coping With The Rising Cost Of Living When You Have Kids

Umar is joined by Emmanuel Asuquo, a qualified Financial Advisor who has worked in Financial Services for over 15 years.  He gives financial education talks all over the UK and has been featured on multiple platforms to speak as an expert guest. In this episode, they discuss the current inflation crisis and how to cope when you have a family to look after. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/22·48m 42s

He Only Lasted 38 Days

In this solo episode, Umar discusses the sacking of the first Black Chancellor of the Exchequer who only lasted 38 days in his position and how this affects the black community.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/10/22·13m 17s

Saying Sorry

In this episode, Cameron explores the meaning of the word, sorry. He discusses the importance of parents and children making amends whenever either party may find themselves in the wrong, after reflecting on what would have led to the moment of conflict.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/22·17m 54s

Afrofuturism: Music As A Way Of Teaching Children

Marcus is joined by Grammy-nominated musician, author, educator, politician and father Pierce Freelon. They discuss his creative process with his children and how he uses music as a tool to tell stories and teach children various things in a fun and interactive way. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/22·47m 32s

Managing Your Money In The Midst Of Inflation

Cameron is joined by Timi Merriman-Johnson, an award-winning financial expert and content creator, author and founder of a UK-based financial education company, Mr Money Jar. They talk about the rising cost of living, financial education and how to manage money in these trying times.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/22·53m 3s

Racial Awareness And Justice In Suburban Schools

As we honour Black History this month in the UK, Umar is in conversation with Decoteau J. Irby, an associate professor in the department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois and author. They discuss racial systems in schools and improving Black children's academic and socio-emotional experiences and outcomes.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/10/22·48m 11s

Mini Statement From Our New Chancellor

Umar briefly breaks down the statement delivered by the first-ever black chancellor in the UK. He touches on how the mini-budget delivered in the chancellor's statement could impact us and our community. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/10/22·12m 39s

MP Calls Chancellor Superficially Black

Umar shares his thoughts on a member of parliament calling the newly appointed chancellor superficially black. He explains why this is problematic based on the member of parliament’s views of what the black experience should look like. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/22·12m 29s

Children's Influence On Your Creative Process

Cameron is joined by Botis Seva, an award-winning dance artist, choreographer, director and father. They discuss how his firstborn influenced the creation of a piece on surviving adulthood as a childlike artist. How his children have challenged his idea of creativity and expressing trauma through art.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/09/22·44m 28s

Back To School Productivity Tips For Parents And Carers

In this episode, Marcus shares useful productivity tips and hacks on how to cope with children going back to school. This one is dedicated to parents and carers to keep them on top of their game. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/22·9m 32s

Monumental Appointment Of Black Secretaries Of State In The UK

In this episode, Umar discusses the recent appointment of Black Secretaries of State in the United Kingdom and how significant this is to the black community, given the country’s history. He highlights what a monumental achievement this is, as it has never happened before. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/09/22·12m 10s

Queen Elizabeth II's Death Sparks Mixed Feelings

In this episode, Umar discusses Queen Elizabeth II's death and how members of the Black community, especially those with roots in countries that were recently ruled by the British empire, felt feelings that were complicated and nuanced. Umar points out that one can recognise and respect that she has passed away but one also doesn't need to minimise what the Queen and the monarchy have stood for in relation to people of colour . Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/22·12m 24s

New Dads & Baby Blues

Cameron speaks about his journey on supporting his partner during pregnancy and how father's can also experience baby blues. He highlights the importance of others providing support for both mothers and fathers during this time.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/09/22·15m 20s

Inflation, Energy Crisis and The New UK Prime Minister

Umar talks us through the reality of the newly elected prime minister, Liz Truss. How will she make an impact on the issues we're facing today, like rising energy bills and inflation? He highlights how important it is for us as a community to support one another and continue to raise the concerns that we have to our leaders and those who represent us.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/22·7m 50s

The Black Experience

Marvyn Harrison is joined by Azryah Harvey, anti-racism trainer and consultant. They discuss the Black experience, anti-racism work and how media shapes our view of people of colour. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/09/22·1h 3m

The Power Of A Child's Imagination

Marcus is joined by father and comedian, Babatunde Aléshé. Passionate about the power of imagination, Babatunde returned to host Season 2 of Puffin's award-winning children's podcast 'Mission Imagination' - a podcast that invites young listeners into a different magical world every week. They discuss the power of imagination and the value in young listeners spending time off screens and immersing themselves in a world of creativity.Mission Imagination can be found on all platforms. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/22·55m 49s

Fathers As Protectors With Film Producer, Will Packer

In this episode, Marcus is joined by film producer, Will Packer, who has produced big screen features such as Think Like a Man and Ride Along. They discuss the new film, BEAST, starring Idris Elba. In the film. Idris Elba plays a widowed husband who returns to South Africa with his two teenage daughters. They find themselves in a fearsome fight for survival in what should have been a journey of healing. The film explores themes of fatherhood and protection set against a backdrop of a return to home, and a struggle to connect with his daughters whose lives are suddenly in jeopardy.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/08/22·34m 25s

Raising Your Child With Pride & Self-love

Cameron is joined by Jorge Redmond and Ali Kamanda. Jorge wanted a way to help show Black boys their worth in society while Ali wanted to teach Black youth that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. They talk about the beauty and importance of Black fathers as role models and how fatherhood has inspired them to write their new book, Black Boy, Black Boy - a powerful anthem for Black children and an ode to moments in Black history.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/22·47m 30s

Lasting Power Of Attorney

In this episode, Umar talks us through some things we might not have known about lasting power of attorney. What are they? How do they work in operation? Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/08/22·15m 0s

Celebrating The Role Of Our Grandparents

Marvyn Harrison is joined by writer and performer, Jordan Stephens. His new book, The Missing Piece, is a life affirming story inspired by Stephens’s love for his late grandmothers and is an upbeat reminder to us all to enjoy the journey, open our hearts and make friends. The book is illustrated with stunning images by Beth Suzanna, an advocate for diversity.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/22·14m 5s

Reflections on Parenthood

Umar Kankiya reflects on his journey to parenthood, exploring his relationships and seeing his lessons embodied by his children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/08/22·17m 43s

Travelling With The Kids

In this episode, Cameron provides us with pros and cons of travelling with your children and tips and lessons he has learnt so far. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/22·17m 53s

Homeschooling & Family Traditions

Today we are joined by host, Cameron McMillan. He discusses being proactive in your child's education - in normal schooling or homeschooling- and the benefits for you both.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/08/22·16m 25s

[Throwback] Why Are 435,000 Pupils Expelled/Suspended Per Year?

**Trigger Warning: mention of Domestic Abuse** Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley are joined by Michael Forbes, founder of Michael's Mentors - a mentorship scheme that assists in keeping young people out of trouble. Together they discuss reasons as to why so many pupils are on the brink of criminality, how parents and teachers can work together to prevent this and what the future looks like for the company.  Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.  Your hosts this week are Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley.  Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/08/22·48m 15s

Black Creativity As A Crucial Element In Personal Development

Marvyn Harrison passes the mic to the new Dope Black Dads hosts. Today we are joined by host, Marcus Ramtohul and new author, David George. It's been said that being creative helps people find their mind and body connection and allows for healing. David's new book, 'Black Boy, Create!', is written to help boys of colour unleash their creative superpower.  The book introduces readers to 7 unique characters who work in different creative industries. Their stories and personas are inspired by real people and the individual paths they took to success.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/08/22·42m 31s

[Throwback] Being Black In An Elite School

Marlon and Marvyn are joined by the founder of REIE Parliamentary Group and Cambridge graduate, L'myah Sherae, and fellow dope black dad from South Africa, Tebogo. Together they explore what it means for black people to occupy spaces in elite schooling systems, how it can impact you and your future.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter:@DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/07/22·45m 1s

Hollyoaks: Representation In The Media

We spend a day at Hollyoaks and talk about representation in the media with guests, Thabo Mhlatshwa, Jayshree Patel, Richard Blackwood and Tomi Ade. Their new SoapBOX explores a knife crime storyline with teen characters. "In this day and age, a black man with a knife, there’s only one answer. There’s only one place you go.” - Tomi AdeDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/07/22·1h 7m

The Education System & Children's Mental Health

We are joined by clinical psychologist and mother of two, Dr. Hayley Smith. We discuss the concerning increase in children's mental health difficulties being caused by their experiences in school. The impact of having a curriculum/target driven system that is outdated and doesn't cater for neurodiversity, individual needs or children with SEN has left children feeling distressed and misunderstood.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/07/22·23m 55s

Navigating The High Cost Of Living

The rising cost of living has become a catastrophe with gas, electricity and food items becoming more expensive. This winter's increase in energy bills will be even higher than predicted, according to the head of the regulator Ofgem. A typical household is likely to pay £3,363 a year from January 2023. How do you cope with the rising cost of living? Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  (Source: BBC News)  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/07/22·11m 33s

How to Raise an Antiracist

Father, bestselling author and historian, Ibram X. Kendi, discusses his new book 'How To Raise an Antiracist'. It shows why we need to tackle the work head-on, and not avoid seemingly difficult conversations with children because of our own discomforts.This book is as much about how to raise an antiracist society for our children as it is about how to raise an individual who embraces antiracism. Because nothing raises an antiracist child more effectively than an antiracist society.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/07/22·30m 7s

Police Brutality & Racial Bias

A Black man, Oladeji Adeyemi Omishore, died after being tasered multiple times by the police and falling into the River Thames. He was not armed and dangerous contrary to initial reports. Black people are still killed by police at a higher rate than other groups, this will not stop until we get to the root cause of policing and police brutality. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/07/22·26m 34s

How Parents Can Keep Children Safe Online

Data relating to children is often overlooked and there are cases where companies have taken advantage of children, harvesting a great deal of data. In this episode, James Walker talks about the risks involved with children using the internet and how we can best protect them online.Rightly tips : https://right.ly/know-your-rights/data-breach/Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/07/22·33m 52s

Time Out For Kids

A parent has been criticised for being too harsh after his friends saw his daughter take herself to her time out spot after a 'meltdown'. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Source: Mirror UK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/07/22·12m 23s

How To Cope With Divorce or Seperation

Marvyn Harrison has an open conversation on how to deal with divorce and separation in the best possible ways for both you and your children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/07/22·26m 11s

Community, Blackness and Pride

In this episode we are joined by Aidan from Dope Black Queers, discussing identity, being Black in the LGBTQI+ community and what pride means to us. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/07/22·57m 42s

Tips On How to Be A Good Parent

In this episode we provide you with tips that will help you navigate challenges with the kids. We discuss ideas on how to entertain the little ones all the way to dealing with tantrums at the supermarket. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/06/22·18m 22s

Helping Your Child With Anxiety

Growing up in the age of anxiety can be challenging for both parents and children. Anxiety can present quite differently depending on the age group. In this episode, we explore ways parents can support their kids through this. Source: The Mirror. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.We explore Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/06/22·11m 24s

The Gravity of White Supremacy

Author, broadcaster and educator, Jeffrey Boakye, discusses issues surrounding education, race, masculinity and popular culture. His new book, ‘ I Heard What You Said’ aims to bring a necessary call to action in order to reform an education system that is biased against non-white conceptions.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/06/22·53m 10s

Turning Trauma into Art

In this episode we are joined by award-winning director, choreographer, and writer, Lanre Malaolu. We talk about his experience as a Black actor, his journey into the acting world and his most recent stage production, SAMSKARA. SAMSKARA is an ode to what it means to be a Black man in Britain today. It received 4 stars from the Guardian (and included in their best theatre of 2021) and was chosen as a Time Out London Top pick.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/22·50m 43s

Parenting & Culture, Marriage & Separation

In this episode Marvyn Harrison is joined by Bushra Shaikh. The two talk about the ways parenting changes as your child enters teenage years, breaking traditional roles in parenting, marriage and separation as well as the roles that cultures and traditions play in our parenting styles. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/05/22·41m 52s

6 Parenting Hacks To Help With School Runs

Join Marvyn Harrison as he gives out 6 parenting hacks to help with school runs. From setting up the kids uniforms to easy and healthy breakfast meals. What's one parenting tip you live by? Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/05/22·7m 17s

Naming Your Child

In this episode, we talk about naming your child after a woman who picked a name for her little boy has been left questioning her choices after staff at their nursery made a seemingly innocent comment. Has anyone ruined the name of your child? Source: The Mirror, Written by Zoe ForseyDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/05/22·9m 11s

Masculinity In The Modern World

We're back for part 2 in South Africa with Khaya, Pule and Sfiso. In this episode they join Marvyn in a conversation about the weight of black masculinity in the modern world. What does masculinity mean to you and how has it changed over the years? Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/05/22·1h 4m

Can 4-year-olds shop on their own?

Today's dilemma is about a parent who sparked outrage online after asking if she can send her 4-year-old son to go to the shops on his own. Do you think children should be given more independence at a young age?Source: The Mirror, Written by Courtney PochinDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/22·13m 55s

Community, Conservatism and Self-Determination with Shaun Bailey

Shaun Bailey joins Marvyn to discuss the sense of community that has motivated him. They discuss his views on conservative politics and how they are influenced by the values he gained growing up as part of a strong community.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/22·58m 32s

'I helped my daughter with her first period - my furious wife says it wasn't my place'

Happy Thursday! In this episode, we talk about a father who recently helped his daughter when she started her first period. However, his wife wasn't happy, feeling as though he'd overstepped into her role as a mother. Source: The Mirror, Written by Julia BanimDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/22·12m 35s

Fatherhood and Childhood Dreams

Marvyn sits down with Khaya, Pule and Sfiso. The four fathers speak about their childhood dreams and the dreams they see in their children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/22·41m 51s

How Do Your Kids Inspire You?

This week Donald is joined by Umar, Stephen and actor Okezie Morro, who created Tata Storytime which is a platform where Black actors tell black stories for kids.  The group discuss how his daughter was the inspiration for Tata Storytime, how his upbringing influences the way he parents and the importance of telling diverse stories. Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·46m 20s

Overcoming Baby Loss

***Trigger Warning*** This episode contains discussion about suicide and Baby Loss.Baby Loss is something that affects so many in the Black Community but so rarely spoken about. In this episode Donald shares his own story of Baby loss and shares the podcast with fellow Dope Black Mums Cerise and Katie. They share what they didn't know about Baby loss, the support (and lack of support) they had from family and friends, how they remember their children that have passed and how this loss has influenced the parents they are today.If you would like to hear more about Baby loss from a Dad's perspective, check out Dope Black Mum's most recent episode.If you have been affected by Baby loss or know someone who has, you can get in touch with Sands Baby Loss charity, who are partnering with Dope Black Dads and Dope Black Mums. https://www.sands.org.uk/Dope Black Dads is place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Donald MbeutchaJoin the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·1h 5m

Who Is The Best Black British Footballer of All Time?

Former footballers, Troy Townsend, Marcus Gayle and Michael Duberry join Donald this week to reflect on the passing of the young footballer Jeremy Wisten They discuss mental health support within football, dealing with rejection, the pressures parents put on their children to make it as professional footballers and who they think is the top Black British footballer of all time.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching “Dope Black Dads” Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·1h 2m

William Adoasi: Fatherhood as an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur and CEO of Vitae London William Adoasi joins Donald on this week's podcast to discuss everything from his journey to fatherhood, becoming a successful business owner and the importance of family along the way. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe space for the community.Your host this week is Donald Mbeutcha.Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us on hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow or conversations in depth in our private Facebook Group by searching "Dope Black Dads".  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·43m 0s

Black Men with Mixed Children

Marvyn welcomes two new dads to the community - actor Oliver Alvin Wilson and personal trainer Tyrone Williams. They discuss how their work and industries have been impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns as well as their relationships with their non-black partners and what it's like to be a dad in an interracial relationship. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDads Instagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our private Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·43m 44s

Ralf Little: An Open Conversation About Race and White Allyship

Marvyn is joined by Death In Paradise actor Ralf Little to discuss issues of race and allyship. They cover controversial casting, reflect on past experiences and explore the 7 steps of allyship. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our private Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·1h 27m

Mickey Factz: What Is Your Life Plan?

Marvyn is joined by Marvin Crichlow and hip-hop artist Mickey Factz. They discuss the passing of well-known artists in the industry including DMX, the importance of having a life plan and understanding the financial tools necessary for taking care of your family if you pass away. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about Black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our private Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·52m 56s

How And When Should We Teach Our Kids About Mortality?

Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley are joined by voice artist and YouTuber Russell Evans. Together they discuss the topic of mortality; how and when to introduce the concept to your children; what values are important to instil in our children, and what they feel is the most valuable trait they have learned from their children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your hosts this week are Marvin Crichlow and Ortis Deley. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·1h 2m

How A 10 Day Retreat Can Shift Your Mindset

In this episode, Marvin Crichlow and Marvyn Harrison chat about the 10-day meditative retreat that Marvyn recently completed. They explore the events which led to it being booked, what it was like whilst on the retreat and how it changed Marvyn's outlook and sense of peace. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·59m 55s

Balancing Work and Mental Health

Following the recent discussion around Naomi Osaka withdrawing from playing, Marvyn Harrison and Marvin Crichlow discuss how essential it is to find the right balance between work and your mental wellbeing. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·55m 30s

Notes To Take From The Will Smith x Kevin Hart Redtable Talk

Marvyn is joined by regular co-host Marvin Crichlow and fellow DBD member Marlon Bruce. Together they discuss the different key points they took from Will Smith's Redtable Talk with Kevin Hart, issues of discounting your own feelings as part of the fatherhood mission and the controversy surrounding Nick Cannon having multiple children in one year Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·59m 46s

Babatunde Aléshé: Who Are Your Top 10 Film & TV Black Dads?

Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin are joined by comedian Babatunde Aléshé to explore a list of over 30 dope black dads in TV & Film. Together they narrow it down to their top 10 top and discuss how those dads influence their parenting styles in real life. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·1h 10m

What Lessons Did Your Parents Teach You That You Will Teach To Your Kids?

Marvyn is joined by Marlon and Marvin to explore their childhood experiences at home and school, discuss what lessons they learned and how that has shaped the way they raise their children.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·45m 32s

Saka, Rashford and Sancho - We're With You

A couple of weeks on from the Euro 2020 final and the racial abuse that Saka, Rasha and Sancho faced - Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin discuss their opinions towards the reactions of England fans and what possible solutions there are for ensuring racism of this kind is tackled.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·55m 9s

Black Love - What Does 'I Love You' Mean to You?

Marvyn is joined by fellow dads Marvin and Marlon to discuss the topic of Black Love. What is it? What does it mean when someone says they love you? What is the difference between love, intimacy and respect? Together they explore these questions in-depth and roundtable their thoughts.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·44m 33s

What is the future of Black Excellence?

Marvyn is joined by fellow Dope Black Dads Marlon, Marvin and Umar. Together they discuss which Avengers they are, black excellence and pose the question - should there be black billionaires?Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·58m 44s

The Ins and Outs of Adopting

In this episode, Marvyn has joined forces with Dope Black Mums lead Nina Malone to sit down with Dope Black Dad member Erod and his daughter Amahra about the process of and experiences with her adoption. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·45m 8s

Black Hair - What Was Your Hair Journey?

Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin come together to discuss black hair. They explore their own journeys with their hair, misconceptions about kinky hair textures and how they aim to navigate the hair journey of their children. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·46m 25s

Let's Catch Up

Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin catch up on what they've been watching, discussing what makes them introverts and exploring the way their children are growing up in comparison to how they grew up.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·47m 54s

African Footall's Growing Impact At The World Cup w/ Ibrahim Mustapha

Marvyn, Marlon and Marvin chat about current affairs revolving around love and jealousy in relationships, what is impacting their football teams and in the second half of the episode are joined by Ibrahim Mustapha to discuss his new book; No Longer Naive - African Football's Growing Impact At The World Cup.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/22·55m 19s

Child Q, Black Children Overpoliced and Disproportionately Sanctioned

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Anna and Dr. Aziza from Black Female Doctors UK, a non-profit organisation of medics, dentists, surgeons, scientists and PhD holders aimed at empowering and supporting each other and our community. We discuss Child Q and how Black students are over policed, usually less supported and disproportionately sanctioned by the educational system.Black female Doctors has a goal to raise much needed awareness and funds to help support the educational and legal needs of ethnic minority children who have been unjustly treated by schools and the police. The intention is for the funds raised to be given to a charity called 'Just for Kids Law' who exist to help children and young people overcome all the difficulties they face, from problems at school and issues with immigration status to trouble with the police. They are also the charity representing Child Q, whose appalling treatment from her school and the police, being strip searched, has left us all heartbroken and devastated.Follow this link to support and learn more about this initiative. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/22·42m 37s

Money, Budgeting and Financial Planning

In this episode, we are joined by Ken Okoroafor, The Humble Penny. Having achieved financial independence at age 34, Ken is now on a mission to help 10,000 stressed professionals, entrepreneurs, and families. We discuss financial literacy and the journey to financial independence. What's your relationship to money and how did it develop? Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/22·52m 46s

#AD BONUS EPISODE: Kids Control the Family Budget

#AD This special episode of Dope Black Dads is sponsored by Starling Bank. Today, we are joined by my children, Blake, 6, and Ocean, 4, who embark on a daring mission to learn about money with the help of the Starling Kite card. Starling Kite is a debit card made for 6-16 year olds and linked to your own Starling account, all with the aim of helping kids learn to spend like an adult and understand the value of money. In the #StarlingKidsTakeover Challenge, Blake and Ocean took over the family budget! We learned so much without it feeling like a lesson, everything went swimmingly, that is until my own kid denied me a haircut! They learned enough to be reticent to splashing cash on their dad! Tune in to hear how our journey went, check out this handy worksheet to help you complete the challenge https://www.starlingbank.com/docs/KidsTakeover.pdf or learn more about the Kite Card here https://www.starlingbank.com/current-account/kite-debit-card-for-kids/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=IGstory&utm_campaign=sm.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/04/22·19m 38s

Enough! Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

In this special episode, Dope Black Dads dives into anti-abuse initiative, ‘Enough’, which was recently launched by the government as part of their commitment to tackling crimes of violence against women and girls. The initiative differs from other anti-abuse initiatives in the respect that it highlights the responsibility of reporting or taking action against abusive behaviours. Marvyn is joined by  Transformational Life Coach, Dilys Sillah, who will be talking us through the different forms of abusive behaviour, how it impacts individuals & society and what to do if you experience or witness abuse. For more information, please visit www.gov.uk/enough.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/03/22·40m 18s

Co-parenting. Getting it Right, How it Works and What to do When it Goes Wrong

Marvyn Harrison is joined by Aisha O'Reilly. The two talk about co-parenting, the roles that mothers and fathers play and the values they establish in their children's lives. The two also discuss topics that many people shy away from, including what to do as a family when things go wrong. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/22·55m 49s

Grief and Grieving

Marvyn Harrison, is in Johannesburg, South Africa this episode, and is joined by Lebogang Rasethaba, Thabo Ngobeni and Kagiso Legotlo. The four discuss loss and how to deal with it as they honour one of their deceased colleagues, Wandile. They also touch on how COVID restrictions have turned grieving into an even more isolated process, as well as grief in relation to men, who they find for the most part feel unable to express their pain freely. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/03/22·33m 43s

Bias On A Grand Scale

Marvyn Harrison and Marvin Crichlow discuss topics ranging from the overt racial biases harboured by the global society, and how they play out in the contrasting treatment on display in the midst of Kurt Zouma's controversy, to the online reactions to the leak of an intimate tape of Isiah Rashad, and the homophobic tone that seemed to characterise a number of them, in contrast to many others that showed a collective care for mental health. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/22·41m 6s

New Years, Being Present and How To Be a Better Parent

Marvyn Harrison is joined by Umar Kankiya, Marvin Crichlow and Marlon Bruce. The four talk about their new year celebrations and how simple moments such as spending time with family, eating good food and reading a book can be good for one’s state of mind. They also discussed how the pandemic has taught us to slow down, re-evaluate life and be present in the moment, especially when it comes to our children. How can we become better parents? One way is simply by asking your child, ‘what do you need from me?’.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/02/22·1h 16m

Black British Fatherhood

In this episode Marvyn Harrison is joined by Marcus Ryder and Colin Grant. They cover Black British Fatherhood and how it has evolved from generation to generation. Marvyn, Marcus and Colin also discuss their experiences navigating the British workplace as a Black man. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels: Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDads Facebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/22·50m 52s

How to Gain and Sustain Confidence through Life Coaching

Marvyn Harrison and Marvin Crichlow are joined by Aurelia Michael, Founder and Lead Coach for Aurelia Michael Living (AML). Through AML, Aurelia focuses on helping people in the entertainment industry gain and sustain confidence to produce continuous results. Together they'll talk about the importance of life coaching and how it can be a powerful tool in the pursuit of personal goals. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers with the aim of creating a safe digital space within the community.  Your host is Marvyn Harrison. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDads If you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/02/22·51m 47s

Temple Wellness and Self Care for Men

In this episode, Marvyn and Adam sit down to discuss the important experiences of Black fatherhood that we shouldn't take for granted. Adam goes on to share how Temple Wellness and self-reflection can help you live a motivated life with your family. Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative having progressive conversations about Black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/01/22·48m 42s

Help Us Help You: Have You Been Checked For Prostate Cancer?

New research found that Black people are less likely to be aware of a range of potential cancer symptoms than the general public. In this episode, Marvyn and Marvin are joined by two Dope Black Dads - consultant urological surgeon Professor Frank Chinegwundoh and Errol McKellar, Prostate Cancer UK ambassador and founder of the Errol McKellar Foundation. Together they shed some more light on the issue and give advice on getting checked for prostate cancer.To find out more about this topic, visit Prostate Cancer UK and use their risk checker: https://prostatecanceruk.org/risk-checkerDope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/12/21·45m 7s

Barnardo's Boloh Helpline: Support For Children with Sickness or Respiratory Infections

A sick child makes any parent or caregiver anxious, particularly if you are a first time parent or looking after very young children. Barnardo's Boloh helpline will provide free confidential non-medical advice, in multiple languages, to support people caring for children suffering from respiratory infections - particularly from the Black, Asian, and other minority ethnic communities and live in deprived areas. Boloh helpline can be contacted on 0800 151 2605 or by visiting https://helpline.barnardos.org.uk/Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/12/21·37m 4s

The Black British Expereince with David Harewood

Marvyn is joined by critically acclaimed actor, David Harewood, to discuss details within David's book Maybe I Don't Belong, released Sept 2021. Together they discuss the Black British experience and how being Black in the UK can have a significant impact on mental health.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative by having progressive conversations about black fathers and creating a safe digital space for the community. Join the conversation and the community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.org or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/21·41m 29s

MP David Lammy: What Is Our Vision For Britain?

Host Marvyn Harrison, Ortis Deley and Marvin Crichlow are joined by MP David Lammy to explore the vision for Britain. They discuss ways the black community can come together for change, how the labour party is addressing issues faced by the community as well as exploring what the future for Britain looks like.Dope Black Dads is a place where we are changing the narrative and having progressive conversations about black fathers, as well as creating a safe digital space for the community.Your host is Marvyn Harrison.Join the conversation and community online through our social channels:Twitter: @DopeBlackDadsInstagram: @DopeBlackDadsFacebook Page: @DopeBlackDadsIf you want to get in touch with us, email us at hello@dopeblackdads.com or follow our conversations in-depth on our Facebook Group by searching 'Dope Black Dads'.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/03/21·54m 50s
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