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 [...]
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.
In case you missed Zo Williams’ “No Wedding No Womb” show on Thursday, November 18 on the FOXXHOLE on Sirius Satellite Radio, here’s a clip of my commentary on the program, which was primarily focused on abstinence. While NWNW is not SPECIFICALLY an abstinence program, we support WHATEVER WORKS to turn the tide on the [...]
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Washington, DC, United States
The Black Public Health Student Network (BPHSN) of The George Washington University (GW) was established to develop Black leaders in the Washington, DC public health community. We exist to support and guide Black public health students in academic, professional, service and social endeavors, to encourage cooperation and closer ties between Black students of GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS), to establish a vehicle through which our concerns are brought to bear on GW policies, and to advocate for sound public health for the community at large.