DER Weekends: Dismantling stereotypes about fatherhood

On Detroit Evening Report Weekends, we take a step away from the news of the week and spend some time with the community members who make up Detroit’s rich culture and identity.

In this edition of Detroit Evening Report Weekends, Tia Graham talks with Cheryl P. Johnson about celebrating Black and Brown fatherhood.

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Cheryl P. Johnson is the CEO of COTS Detroit, an organization that helps people of all ages with a special focus on family units and homelessness. This year, a continuation of COTS Fatherhood initiative celebrates the joys and challenges of fatherhood. The initiative also includes the COTS Detroit Fatherhood Photobank, which highlights Black and brown fathers.  

While fatherhood was the focus of their conversation, Tia Graham and Cheryl P. Johnson also talked about the state of the youth mental health crisis and how it’s affecting youth in metro Detroit. 

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.