Archive for the ‘Analysis (Pro & Con) of NWNW’ Category

0 Heartbreaking Mini-Film: 16-year-old in Foster Care for 14 Years

Heartbreaking Mini-Film: 16-year-old in Foster Care for 14 Years

This is part of a post about the out-of-wedlock problem in the Black Community. And while I don’t completely agree with social support being the panacea to solve the problem, because it COMPLETELY deflects personal responsibility. It’s still worth reading.


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0 Poynter: How social media can facilitate difficult conversations about race

Poynter: How social media can facilitate difficult conversations about race

“…the “No Wedding No Womb” debate gave Washington’s story fresh perspectives from the black community. It gave voice (or voices) to those who are most investment in that statistic. “


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3 Chicago Sun-Times Critic of NWNW Takes Heat from Readers

Chicago Sun-Times Critic of NWNW Takes Heat from Readers

Chicago Sun-Times columnist, Mary Mitchell’s piece, “Kicking Single Moms While Thier Down,” was a critical piece in response to NWNW got blowback from readers sick and tired of the same old excuses.


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0 Down In The District: “Baby Mama Drama”

Down In The District: “Baby Mama Drama”

Down in the District
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.


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0 Me & My Bourgie Baby: A Womb Full of Wedding Cake

Me & My Bourgie Baby: A Womb Full of Wedding Cake

Many believe the “village” concept of raising a child is not working, but it cannot work if we do not “absorb foreign experiences” that will lead to our expansion as a people. Thus, there is more than one way to raise a child. As mothers and fathers, we have to create support systems to keep us sane, to nurture our children when we are absent or in addition to, to offer advice, and to create a community.


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0 Politic 365: No Wedding No Womb, No Future?

Politic 365: No Wedding No Womb, No Future?

Practically all African American legislators and policy makers have (wisely) stayed away from the NWNW fray. To engage in such a controversial, and quite personal, topic would serve to alienate a good portion of their constituents. Ironically, many of these same constituents are suffering the most from the problems Karazin and her supporters believe stem from homes headed by single mothers.


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0 William & Policy Review: No Wedding No Womb?

William & Policy Review: No Wedding No Womb?

Is marriage a laudable goal to promote within the African-American community and the nation as a whole?


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Three weeks later, is the NWNW campaign still worth talking about?

In the third week of this “movement”, it is still quite early to determine what are substantive outcomes of its premise. While the founder, Karazin admits that she does not have all the answers, it will be interesting to see how exactly she will propose to get black people married before having children when there appears to be no particular game plan in place.


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