For Fathers Day 2016, we asked the EBONY Media staff to share the most valuable pieces of advice they've received from their 'Old Man'
Executive Assitant Kasey Daniels with her Grandpa James Kelly
"Kasey, you're allowed to have a bad day, but never two in a row, you have to wake up and find the goodness in knowing that it is a new day, a fresh start."
Editor In Chief Kyra Kyles with her father W. Louis Kyles and younger sister Kozi
“Is it better to look good or to feel good?” Love you dad! Rest in power!
Digital Marketing Manager Hana Lee and her Father Jong Lee
"Always work smarter, not harder."
Digital Content Editor Shantell E. Jamison and her Dad Warren Jamison
“Hello world! Nice to see you again!” My dad, may he rest in peace, used to say this every day as a reminder to never life for granted.<
Digital Managing Editor Madison Gray's Father Madison Gray Sr.
"Boy, I know you've got it in you to fight, your blood tells you to. But a real man knows how to win a fight without throwing a punch."
Walter McFall, Father of VP of Media Marketing Kevin McFall
"As a child, it is my job to rear you so that you become a productive adult, capable of reaching your full potential. As a capable adult I trust you to be someone I can then look up to."
Senior Producer Aaron Rhodan with his Dad Alex Rhodan
Ashley Baker and her father Ray Baker
“Never just be a citizen of Chicago or Illinois, but be a citizen of the world."
April Ivory, Account Executive (Fashion Fair) and her Dad Derrick Ivory
“Keep God First”
Fashion Editor Ericka Goodman and her stepfather Scott Kelley
My stepfather taught me that love is selfless and without limit. His commitment to my mom and our family showed me what to expect from my now husband.