Foto Friday – Single Dad in the City

Andre and Drea

Andre Lythcott raises his four children in the South Bronx. He says it’s difficult providing for his children while on public assistance. Although grateful, Lythcott says with four kids it’s not enough. He says, “I think it’s a system designed to keep people down.”

Currently, 1.7 million New Yorkers, or 21% of the population now fall below the poverty line

With the increase in the percentage of people living in poverty in New York, many believe the next mayor’s agenda should focus in decreasing the inequality gap. Lythcott votes in every election and believes this as well.

Below is an intimate look at Lythcott with his youngest daughter Drea, doing her hair while he waits for dinner to be ready.


Andre and Drea

Lythcott preparing Drea for bedtime.

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5 Responses to “Foto Friday – Single Dad in the City”

  1. Jerome says:

    That’s a powerful image. It does say a thousand words.

  2. Jerome says:

    Powerful image. It does say a thousand words.

    • Roxanne L. Scott says:

      Thanks Jerome. When he started doing his daughter’s hair, I got the camera with the quickness, lol.

  3. AbbanBudu says:

    Raised by a single dad myself…
    This is so adorable!

    • Roxanne L. Scott says:

      Thanks Terry. It was a great story to highlight and I thank Andre for letting me see a snapshot of his life.

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