Nominate Your Dad For Father Friday! Meet Michael Jones, 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, Michael Jones!
Michael, a father of 4, was nominated by his girlfriend Rodnisha Bellamy. She says nominated him because, "Because he's an amazing father. My daughter Jayda who is 6 is not biological his daughter. But if you ever met the both of them you would never know. He's been raising Jayda since she was 15 months. I Continuously thank him because he gave my daughter the opportunity to have a father that loves , adores her ,would do anything for her , and will give his last breath for her. He's also amazing to our two sons; as well as his daughter that he has from a previous relationship." Keep up the great work Michael!!
Chiara Milton, his niece says, "I'm nominating my uncle because he works hard and deserves to be recognized for all that he does for his two boys. He loves them so much and he has a big heart and would do anything and everything for them. I just want him to know that his hard work doesn't go unnoticed and I know the boys love and appreciate you!" Gabriel's sons are Gabriel Jr., age 8, and Mason, age 4! Connect with him: Gabriel Felts (Facebook) and
Keith, who is the father of two children ages 5 and 8, was nominated by Cyntheria Worthy. She says he is "always giving from his heart, very respectful. He's just one of a kind!"
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."