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Johnathon Briggs is a 40-something father who favors wingtip shoes and statement socks. He launched his blog, Fatherhood@Forty, in 2017, a year after he was invited to speak at his college reunion about “when life goes off script.” A classmate inspired by his remarks pulled him aside and said, “If you had a blog, I would read it.” Fatherhood@Forty chronicles Johnathon’s journey through fatherhood, from date nights and dad bod to raising a child with special needs and musings about current events. Johnathon and his family live in the ‘burbs of Chicago but every winter he dreams of returning to his home state of California. His favorite hashtag is #BlackDadMagic.

Recently, Mr. Briggs was on our show talking about his recent article Existing While Black Is a Pre-Existing Condition.

During our conversation, Mr. Briggs talked about:

– Growing up in Los Angeles and becoming a journalist when he was in high school, meeting Oprah at the screening at the movie Malcolm X, being mentored by famous photographer Lester Sloan who was a photographer for Newsweek for 25 years
– Making the decision to become a journalist instead of a pediatrician
– Leaving Los Angeles, traveling to different cities and ending up in Chicago and being a professional journalist for eleven years
– The story behind the article
– Pre-existing conditions and structural violence in relationship with African Americans and coronavirus
– Historically that African American being mistreated by the health system
– Covid19 exposing the social and health inequities that have existed in America for many years
– Is America ready to do better?
– Being Black in America is inherently stressful
– The need for for more Black doctors to work in underserved areas
– Some things African Americans do to change the situation
– African Americans and health

You can find out more about Mr. Briggs via:

Fatherhood At Forty

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