Nominate Your Dad For Father Friday And Meet Our Current Honoree!
Dads often don't get the credit or love that they deserve, which is why Yasmin Young of the 2 To 6 Takeover started Father Friday! It's time for the great dads in Buffalo and WNY to get some recognition! Meet our current honoree, Jose Negron!
Jose is the father of two children, ages 13 and 11! He was nominated by his son, who wrote "He always makes sure we have everything and even though I know he is struggling he never lets us know that. He is best dad any child could ever have and he is best husband to our mom. Most of my friends don't have a dad. I'm glad I and my sister do!"
Anthony was nominated by his significant other April! They have a daughter with Down Syndrome. April says, "he eats, sleeps and works, but still comes home is attentive to our every need. He sacrifices his needs for us." He is a dad to three! April says, I Love you Tony!!"
His 13 year old son nominated him, saying "I think my father should be nominated because he works 2 jobs and he keeps a roof over our heads, food on our plate and clothes for us to wear. But 2 days ago he found out he has to have surgery soon. My parents always supports my siblings and I in everything we do, I'm glad that they do because some people don't even have their parents in there life. Also he always find a way to make things happen for us and he goes above and beyond for our family. But he don't only do things for us, he does a lot for his 5 grandchildren, as if they were his own. My Father has a big heart and would do anything for us." Clifford is father to 5 children, Clifford McDowell Jr., Ashley McDowell, Cordell McDOwell, Ceion McDowell, and Aleah McDowell!
Meet this week's father, Walter Springer, Jr.! He was nominated by his daughter Desiree and is dad to an 8-year-old named Tunji as well! Desiree says, "My father is living proof Of what a great father is and is not. He shelters, provides jobs and homes for the homeless, as well as shook hands with Ministers and drug dealers to minimize activities on Watson Street. He's always pouring into young Black men and giving them the knowledge of who they are and not what society called them to be. My father is a great Black man."