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'March of Dads Tour' Hosted By The Dad Gang Takes Over The Streets Of Atlanta

The March of Dads Tour keeps marching along.

This past weekend in Atlanta, the fourth stop transpired thanks to The Dag Gang founder and Boy Dad, Girl Dad author, Sean Williams, who walked to salute dads who go well beyond the call of daddy duty, according to a press release. The event was joined by Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Ralph Pittman, entrepreneur and founder of Team Dope Dads Rob Owens and Media Personality Mike Jackson also known as DJ Fadelf, who stars in Married to Real Estate.

In partnership with Walmart, more than 100 men and children joined The Dad Gang in an effort to continue its mission, amplifying Black fatherhood to empower and unite active Black men. The movement also works to debunk the negative stereotypes of Black fathers.

What is The Dad Gang? According to the website, it is an "organization committed to building amongst Black fathers globally."

"What we're doing with this movement is creating a positive ecosystem for Black fatherhood," NY Counclin and Founding member of The Dad Gang, Kevin Riley, shared.

"We've created a safe space for Black men to find camaraderie, support and turn up a few times a year," the website states. "Here we defy stereotypes, shatter myths and celebrate Black fatherhood every day. Here is a place where we encourage, teach, support and share tips that can help all fathers become better dads. Though marred by a racially driven and media amplified stigma that has lead the world to perceive Black fathers as widely missing in action, inactive or simply unfit parents, we continue to thrive. This is the driving force behind The Dad Gang."

The organization had its first march in 2018, and the March of Dads tour has been one of the anticipated events.

"This public demonstration not only celebrates fatherhood by being one of the largest meet ups for active Black father in the nation, but also creates a safe space for local dads to connect and build community while tackling the misconceptions that most Black dads are absent."

Photo Credit: Anitra Isler

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