Thank you for being a part of our special Father’s Day 2022 issue! This month we are highlighting Men’s fashion, entrepreneurship, fitness, and fatherhood.
Can you tell our readers a little about yourself?
My name is Gregory Harrod, I’m a 41-year-old father of three. I was born and raised in the Washington DC metro area. I am a businessman. I love playing basketball and spending time with my family when I can.
Can you describe yourself in six words?
I would say that I am funny, outgoing, hard-working, sympathetic, casual, and easy-going.
What motivates you?
I am driven by ambition and a desire to pass on a legacy to my children.
When did you realize entrepreneurship was for you?
I knew entrepreneurship was for me when I realized it was more liberty in freedom, money, and creativity.
How important is a support system when building a brand?
I believe having a strong support system is very important because support from family and friends can help a great deal by encouragement, enlightenment, and by helping to shed light on your dreams through many different avenues.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about Men of color?
The greatest misconception about men of color is that we don’t want to be Fathers to our children.
What is your favorite thing about being a Father?
My favorite thing about being a Father is hearing my children say “I love you too dad“
As a black man in today’s society, what advice can you provide for a young male struggling with acceptance and the temptations of life that could lead them in the wrong direction?
Be loyal to who you are. Find a group of people who have a common interest. Keep your mind on your studies because having something to fall back on is always a good thing in the long run.
Now, social media has its pros and cons. What are your thoughts on how the black community utilizes it? Do you feel it’s productive for our youth?
I think in most cases social media has a lot to do with just entertainment. Entrepreneurs can use it for monetary gain which is acceptable when used correctly. As far as our youth, I don’t think it is productive because it takes away too much time and attention from other important things they should be focused on. Even though the African-American community has enough to deal with offline, social media equally contributes to depression and anxiety.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want to be remembered as the guy who had a good heart, gave back to the community, was fair and unselfish. Doing so, allows me to transform my nothing into something so that my legacy continues.
It was a pleasure interviewing you. How can our readers connect with you?
You can find me on social media at
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