Audiences across the country have become familiar with Jeff Johnson as the activist and award-winning journalist seen and heard on BET, MSNBC, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, and more. Now, after years in the spotlight as a sociopolitical commentator, the Principal and Chief of Strategy of JIJ Communications is bringing another aspect of his life to the forefront — fatherhood.
This proud husband and father of five — Madison, Myles, Malcolm, Baldwin, and Garvey — is opening up about his perspective on fatherhood and the lessons he’s learned about being a family man by swapping stories with other prominent dads and sharing right here on BlackLove.com.
But why listen to him? Jeff gets very honest with us about how he’s grown as a father and a husband through raising five kids. Here are 10 Things to Know About Jeff Johnson, in his own words.
—Black Love Staff
Crib to College Dad
I am a “Crib to College Dad” with my youngest being 4-months-old and oldest being a 19-year-old sophomore in college.
Birth of First Child
One of my most important memories was the birth of my first child and only daughter, Madison. My baby knew my voice when she was born. [Until that point,] I had no idea how powerful and important the prenatal relationship is for dads.