Friday, June 17, 2011

Fatherhood: President Obama's Good Morning American Interview [VIDEO]

Good Morning America reporter Robin Roberts, interviewed President Obama. With Father's Day drawing near, the president answered questions about fatherhood submitted to him via video from members of the public.

Fatherhood Quotes From Black Celebrity Dads

The questions came from, among others, a Little League player, a father serving in the military in Afghanistan, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Dwayne Wade of the Miami Heat.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, 47, have two daughters, Sasha, 10, and Malia, 12.

Tyrees Gibson's Father's Day Poem: "Not Just Semen"

The president, 49, opened up about what it was like to become a father for the first time, describing a scene that he says unfolded like the "the classic comical father situation."(Read entire article here)

Samuel L. Jackson Reads "Go The F*** To Sleep" On Letterman [VIDEO]

Akashic Books and snagged the actor, Samuel L. Jackson, to read the hottest property in the publishing world at the moment: "Go the F--- to Sleep." On Thursday night, Jackson stopped by "The Late Show with David Letterman" and read an excerpt of the book and wow, no one can deliver a line quite like him.

Are Our Kids Thinly Disguised Monsters

Written by Rutgers professor Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cort├ęs, "Go the F--- to Sleep" is described as a "children's book for adults." During its marketing campaign where PDF copies were distributed via email, it became a viral sensation.

Is Social Networking Bad For Your Child

Originally scheduled for publication this October, the book hit No. 2 on's bestseller list by April and was quickly released.

Born out of a Facebook status update, Mansbach has said that when his daughter Vivien was an infant, it would often take hours for her to fall asleep. Exhausted and exasperated, Mansbach posted this as a note on Facebook: "Look out for my forthcoming children's book, Go the -- to Sleep."

Check out the video of Samuel L. Jackson reading "Go The F*** To Sleep" On The David Letterman Show.

Check out more articles by Robin Downes on

ABFF: Black Cinema’s Annual Retreat Returns To Miami, FL

The 2011 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place July 6-9th in Miami, FL on South Beach.  Four action packed days of films and events. There’s something for everyone: the latest independent films from around the world, industry workshops, thought-provoking discussions and exclusive parties. ABFF is a perfect blend of business and pleasure!

Nelson George: "The Filmmaker's View" [VIDEO]

Founded in 1997, the American Black Film Festival ( is dedicated to strengthening the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development. 

AAWIC Film Festival, Awards – Blake And Cortes [VIDEO]

Visit the American Black Film Festival ( site for all the details for registration and accomadations.

Check out additional articles by Robin Downes on

Robin Downes' Yoga Flava

Robin Downes' Yoga Flava
Not Just Yoga, Also The Flava Of Life!