Raising Up Kings: Joel and Joey | Wake Forest, NC

Raising Up Kings is a Father Son series that shows fathers and sons in their element. Whether they are spending quality time with each other, passing down traditions or teaching life lessons.

“They say the Barbershop is the cornerstone of the black community, But I believe it's the family unit, so it starts at home. It's a father's job, to sow everything he knows into his son, before he sets him free into the world. How to be a man, how to treat Lady, reason for staying away from drugs and how to deal with Law Enforcement. These are just a few things a young man should know about and how to handle himself when he faces any of these situations. It can be a matter of life and death, for a young black man, and that is why I will never stop giving my all to my son.” -Joel Lucien

Raising Up Kings: Andre and Andre Tristen | Raleigh, NC

Raising Up Kings is a Father Son series that shows fathers and sons in their element. Whether they are spending quality time with each other, passing down traditions or teaching life lessons.

“Raising a King is one of the hardest and most fulfilling accomplishments I have. A King can only be as good as his Kingdom, so my job is to be the best example that I can be so he can be an even better King and keep the legacy going.”- Andre Somme