NAME- JEVON J. JOSEPH SCHOOL: SIXTH FORM GOVERNMENT SCHOOL/ POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ADDRESS OF SCHOOL: #2 ETHEL STREET, ST. JAMES, PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, W.I. TOPIC: No wedding, no womb project: “The poverty cycle increases when there’s an uneducated single mother: Discuss.” Uneducated Single mothers have become a new epidemic which is spreading worldwide. Mark Twain [...]
The No Wedding No Womb initiative has gone international, and is now an official program at Sixth Form Government School in Trinidad and Tobago! Two essay winners were selected, with Christina Thomas taking first place and receiving a $75 cash prize. Congratulations, Christina! CHRISTINA THOMAS SCHOOL: SIXTH FORM GOVERNMENT SCHOOL/ POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE ADDRESS OF SCHOOL: [...]
In a time when Fatherhood is a hot button issue in the African American community actor/rapper Tray Chaney releases a music video for his new song titled Fatherhood that hits the mark. Many will recognize Chaney from his role as Poot Carr on HBO’s hit show “The Wire.”
Thanks to a very generous private party donation (TODAY!!) we know have enough to start building the social media platform for “Map Your Future!” MYF is the first- of- its- kind mentorship program operated completely online. Twenty children will be selected to participate for one year to interface with 100 mentors in various areas to [...]
“Understanding that there are exceptions to every rule, many many children of single headed households do wonderfully in life and love. But they are exceptions. The overwhelming majority of children in these households will suffer at some point during childhood.”
“I recently, did a program on my talk radio show about â€œWhy are our babiesâ€¦having babiesâ€? We barely had anyone call in for comments. I most certainly was perplexed by the notion that weâ€™ve become so de-sensitize by this epidemic that no one thought it was an issue!”
The struggles of the African American community have cost humanity.Â The wellbeing of our youth has been sacrificed at a very dear price.Â Unlike most people around the world, we do not have a tribe or clan we can attribute our heritage to and therefore this produces a restless displacement in the psyche of many [...]
I had a full term pregnancy without any complications besides an unstable
relationship. When my son was born he was not responsive, although he looked like a normal, healthy baby; there was something going on in his brain that I would not fully understand until later.”
NWNW is highlighting the reality of the obscene numbers of African “American out of wedlock births resulting in fatherless households. Too many fatherless kids fail, go to jail and have horrible lives. Stop talking about slavery stop blaming the white man go help raise your kids. Your excuse is not an excuse anymore!”
“The facts are clear. The children of marriage parents do much better on nearly every scale of health, education, wellbeing and more. Marriage is the best environment to raise children. Marriage is where men and women can be all they want to be with the help and support of a caring spouse.”
I wrote this post in my column on Madame Noire in response to recent Census data the once again, shows the high rates of poverty amongst single parents. “The High Cost of Single Parenting: Anyone Surprised?” Iâ€™m not. Yet ANOTHER article that tells more of the truth. Parenting a child without a contributing partner is [...]
Fellow NWNW participant, writer, radio host and attorney Jeneba Ghatt wrote a thoughtful piece, Marriage activists use Beyonceâ€™s pregnancy to send message to single moms for the Washington Times community pages. It trended upwards to the most read piece that day.
Rural Baby Mamas have the same obstacles and pain as Urban Baby Mamasâ€¦ The issues are the same, and a woman, is a woman, is a womanâ€¦ regardless of her geographical location here in the US. The issues were mostly about financial struggles, having to â€œdo it allâ€, and not having the much needed emotional support.
I was nine months pregnant with my son on my wedding day, one week from delivering our second child. Iâ€™d insisted on getting married because I couldnâ€™t stomach the thought of having another child out of wedlock. But I knew the whole time that he was the wrong man to marry. Iâ€™d known that during the five years we lived together before the marriage.
My scream-out-loud moment came when I saw that a staggering 59% of African American women with multiple children had multiple fathers (National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Date of publication unavailable). My immediate thoughts were, can we go any lower? have we hit rock bottom? are we there yet?