Black History Month Featuring Samuel Cornish

    Source Samuel Cornish, an abolitionist and editor, was born in Sussex County, Delaware and raised in Philadelphia and New York City.  Since both of his parents were free African Americans Cornish was born free.  After graduating from the Free African School in Philadelphia Cornish began training to become a Presbyterian minister and was ordained in 1822.  Shortly afterward he moved to New York City where he organized the first black Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. In addition to his duties as pastor, Cornish also ... [read more]

VTech Home Phone and $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

I received the promotional items in return of my honest review.     Are you in need of a new phone for your house? How about the VTech home phone that comes with several cool features that will be highlighted later and this phone is available at http://www.walmart.com/. Here are some the cool features that this phone comes equipped with:   · Digital Answering System - With up to 14 minutes of recording time, the digital answering system grabs calls when you can’t. · Caller ID/Call Waiting - Know who’s ... [read more]

Black History: James Forten

    James Forten was born on September 2, 1766 in Philadelphia, PA. A free African-American, he joined the Continental navy at age 15. After service, Forten apprenticed as a sail-maker and eventually became a wealthy businessman and a leader of the black community in pre-Civil War Philadelphia. He devoted much of his time and money to the abolitionist cause and he refused to supply rigging to slave-trade vessels. Forten died in 1842. Sail-maker and social activist James Forten was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A ... [read more]

Black History Month Featuring Joe Louis

        Boxer. Widely considered one of the greatest and most beloved boxers in the sport's history, Joseph Louis Barrow was born May 13, 1914 in the cotton-field country near Lafayette, Alabama. The son of a sharecropper, and the great-grandson of a slave, he was eighth child of Munn and Lilly Barrow. Louis's family life was shaped by financial struggle. The Louis kids slept three to a bed and Louis' father was committed to a state hospital when he was just two years old. Louis had little schooling and as a ... [read more]

Celebrate Black History Month With Jim Brown

        Born February 17, 1936, on St. Simons Island, off the southern coast of Georgia, James Nathaniel Brown experienced a childhood shaped by struggle. He was just two weeks old when his father abandoned the family. His mother soon departed from his life as well, taking a job as a maid in Manhasset, New York, and leaving the care of her young son in the hands of Brown's great-grandmother. Brown was 8 years old when his mother finally sent for him to come live with her in New York. In his new home, Brown ... [read more]

Black History Month Featuring Hank Aaron

        American baseball icon Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," is widely regarded as one of the greatest hitters in the history of the sport. For nearly 23 years (1954–76), Aaron played as an outfielder for the Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers, setting several records and winning a number of honors along the way. Aaron continues to hold many of baseball's most distinguished records today, including runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), total bases (6,856) and most years with 30 or more home ... [read more]

Daddy’s Hangout Top 10 NBA Players of All-Time

I’ve been asked about my top 5 NBA players of all-time ever since Lebron James came out and said that when he’s finished he’ll be on the Mt. Rushmore of basketball players when he’s finished beside Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Oscar Robertson. I’ll be honest, I can’t just list 5 guys who I think is worthy of being the top 5 players ever. So I’ll try to do a top 10 of all-time and do I think Lebron James is worthy of being considered, but let’s make it clear and that he could be one of the top 5 players ever when he’s ... [read more]

Arthur Ashe Featured in Black History Month

      Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia. The oldest of Arthur Ashe Sr. and Mattie Cunningham's two sons, Arthur Ashe Jr. blended finesse and power to forge a groundbreaking tennis game. Ashe would go on to achieve a number of African-American "firsts," including becoming the first African-American male player to win the U.S. Open (1968) and Wimbeldon (1975), the first African-American player to be ranked No. 1 in the world, and the first black American to be inducted into the ... [read more]

Parents Should Consider the Cord Blood Bank

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central for the Cord Blood Registry. I received promotional item to thank me for my participation.”       I remember many years ago when I first learned that I was going to become a father so many thoughts going through my mind and I was a little nervous and scared. The first time I learned I was going to be a father I just turned 20 years old and with everything I go through in life I started to look at the big picture, how it would affect me and how can I become the ... [read more]

The Marriott Rewards Program is Great For Everyone

“I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Dad Central for Marriott Rewards. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Is an out of town trip in your plans in the future? Do you just want to get away a weekend with your spouse? Maybe you just need to have some time to yourself and spend a night or 2 in a hotel? Does any of this hit home and if so, why not head to my favorite hotel and that’s the Marriott. When you decide to stay there, make sure you sign up ... [read more]