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With over 24 years of community development experience, Braswell is the executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a company he formed in 2004. Since its inception, the agency's main focus has been on the development of support services for fathers through the capacity building of not-for-profit organizations and education of the broader public, to include policy makers, government, business, faith-based and philanthropists. In 2011, Braswell changed the agency's mission to become the number one promoter of responsible fatherhood in an effort to change how our society views men and fathers. Braswell is a national motivational speaker, trainer and emerging filmmaker. Currently he is filming his newest documentary, "Spit'in Anger" that explores the anger in young black males impacted by fatherlessness. Braswell has also authored “When The Tear Won’t Fall–One Man's Journey Through the Intimate Struggles of Manhood and Fatherhood." His long-time radio show was recently was renamed as "Ties Never Broken-OnAir!" to match the agency's campaign of the same name. The show is now part of the Tavis Smiley Network on BlogTalkRadio. Braswell is also a contributing writer for the online version of Ebony magazine. He has been in Time, New York Times, Ebony, CNN, the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Essence, and NPR. He has also appeared on the Rickey Smiley Show, Michael Baisden and Russ Parr, to name a few. Braswell is also the director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and a member of the National Fatherhood Leadership Group. From 2006-2011, Braswell served as the director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative, where he managed over $11 million in programs; served nearly five thousand non-custodial parents, and assisted in the facilitation of a $1 million comprehensive evaluation and the implementation of the NYS Noncustodial Earned Income Tax Credit. Mr. Braswell is the father of four beautiful children.
Fatherhood, Cops and Single Families
Fatherhood is driving a hugely diverse conversation. Heather Mac Donald Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald's work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald's newest book, The War on Cops (2016), warns that raced-based attacks on the criminal-justice system, from the White House on down, are eroding the authority of law and putting lives at risk. https://www.city-journal.org/contributor/heather-mac-donald_122
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