Family Guys: Black Leaders on the Greatest Job on Earth

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  • Keith Ellison
  • G.K. Butterfield
  • Donald Payne Jr.
  • Lacy Clay
  • Elijah Cummings
  • Cory Booker
  • Emanuel Cleaver
  • Barack, Malia and Sasha Obama
  • Eric Holder
  • James Clyburn
  • Danny Davis
  • Marc Morial

Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

"My father was and still is everything to me; he was my father; my mother because she passed away when I was very young; my mentor; my hero; my most trusted adviser; and my friend. Father’s Day is a day to reflect on how much he not only meant to me, but the millions of lives he touched as an educator, YMCA national president, Newark legislator, and congressman," says Rep. Donald Payne Jr. "But the most important job to him was always being a father to my two sisters and me. Every day, I live my life to emulate my father and hope that he is proud of the father that I have become.”

(Photo: Courtesy of Donald Payne Jr)

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