Archive for the ‘Support of NWNW’ Category

0 Time to Have a Conversation about the Connection between Sex, Children and Responsibility

Time to Have a Conversation about the Connection between Sex, Children and Responsibility

“Marriage–of the legally and spiritually binding type–is the safest way to raise children here in America. I think it’s about time for Americans to ask themselves what do we need to do to make our marriages more like the kinds of marriages that Europeans are experiencing–even if the ‘marriage’ that Europeans are partaking of is not one that involves standing before a judge and pledging ’till death do us part’. Clearly, Europeans–and German’s in particular–know something we don’t know or have yet to acknowledge.”


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0 Lamar Tyler: “The Wire” Star Tray Chaney Promotes Fatherhood in New Music Video

Lamar Tyler: “The Wire” Star Tray Chaney Promotes Fatherhood in New Music Video

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.”


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0 Gwen Cannon: The Value of Adoption and Foster Care

Gwen Cannon: The Value of Adoption and Foster Care

So in 1999, I was able to adopt. It was the best thing I could have done for the both of us.


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0 Paul Carrick Brunson: A Father’s Voice

Paul Carrick Brunson: A Father’s Voice

“It’s called “No Wedding, No Womb,” but in the effort to fix the broken homes of the African American community we are forgetting an important member – the father.”


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2 NWNW Reaches the West Indies: Student is Inspired to Write Rivoting Report

NWNW Reaches the West Indies: Student is Inspired to Write Rivoting Report

If this report came to fruition because of the initial blog-a-thon, just think how far we can go with the resources we need to move ahead!


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0 Lorraine Spencer: I Am My Mother’s Child Well…Kinda Sorta

Lorraine Spencer: I Am My Mother’s Child Well…Kinda Sorta

“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.”


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0 Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt: “No wedding No womb is not a judgment. It’s an option.”

Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt: “No wedding No womb is not a judgment. It’s an option.”

“No wedding No womb is not a judgment. It’s an option. There is a difference. More should know it and respect it and collectively, we all may go further, faster.”


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0 Shun Jackson: My Testimony as a Single Mom

Shun Jackson: My Testimony as a Single Mom

When you are a single parent, EVERYTHING that is done in a normal household (with 2 parents) is on the shoulders of the 1 parent.


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0 Like “The Interrupters,” No Wedding No Womb Might Save Lives. Is That Good Enough?

Like “The Interrupters,” No Wedding No Womb Might Save Lives. Is That Good Enough?

The No Wedding, No Womb (NWNW) movement is no different in this respect. “Those who support it are demanding to know: Are you with us or against us?
Well, I’m neither… “


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0 Kathy Henry: “Do You Have a Girlfriend?”

Kathy Henry: “Do You Have a Girlfriend?”

It is amazing to me that in almost all cultures, there is intense pressure on females to remain chaste and pure but men are encouraged to spread their seed with as many women as possible without any ramifications and this paradigm of thinking is dangerous.


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0 Why No Wedding, No Womb Is Common Sense

Why No Wedding, No Womb Is Common Sense

“As a happily married woman and expectant mother, I have personally experienced some of the benefits of being in a loving marriage before becoming pregnant. I’ll just discuss a few reasons why “No Wedding, No Womb” is a good darn idea.”


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0 No Wedding No Womb: An Open Letter to My One-Year Old Son and All Black Baby Boys Who Will Inevitably Grow Up

No Wedding No Womb: An Open Letter to My One-Year Old Son and All Black Baby Boys Who Will Inevitably Grow Up

“The hip hop artists who religiously rap about black women as bitches and hoes deserving nothing but sexual domination were once toddlers and their first words for black women were mama and nana.”


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0 Bekki Davis Keller: A Note to the NWNW “Haters”

Bekki Davis Keller: A Note to the NWNW “Haters”

To those who highly object to NWNW and call it a stupid idea, I have to wonder if you have been following what NWNW has been doing long enough to call the founder’s idea “stupid”?


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0 Elizabeth Marquardt: Marriage Isn’t Just a ‘Piece of Paper’

Elizabeth Marquardt: Marriage Isn’t Just a ‘Piece of Paper’

As long as mom and dad are living together with their baby, why does it matter if they have this piece of paper that says they’re married? It turns out that marriage is more than just a piece of paper.


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0 Klarque Garrison: What’s a Community to Do? Babies Having Babies

Klarque Garrison: What’s a Community to Do? Babies Having Babies

“I recently, did a program on my talk radio show about “Why are our babies…having babies”? We barely had anyone call in for comments. I most certainly was perplexed by the notion that we’ve become so de-sensitize by this epidemic that no one thought it was an issue!”


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0 England Simpson: Twelve: An Important Conversation

England Simpson: Twelve: An Important Conversation

“Minors are becoming parents and bringing children into unstable homes and some are getting fame and notoriety for it. Ew, that’s wack… “


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0 Homespun Wisdom: What a Mother Will Tell Her Baby Girl

Homespun Wisdom: What a Mother Will Tell Her Baby Girl

“My daughter is only 6 and she has already told me several times about what’s going to happen when she has a baby.”


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0 Things Must Change

Things Must Change

The struggles of the African American community have cost humanity.  The wellbeing of our youth has been sacrificed at a very dear price.  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 [...]


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0 The MadLab: Out of Wedlock Births on Film that Play Out in Real Life

The MadLab: Out of Wedlock Births on Film that Play Out in Real Life

“Often than not, the picture of out of wedlock births, especially among African-American women tend to be similar to “Claudine” starring Diahann Carroll or “Lean on Me” starring Morgan Freeman.”


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0 Afua Boahene: Where Do We Go From Here?: “No Wedding, No Womb”, One Year Later

Afua Boahene: Where Do We Go From Here?: “No Wedding, No Womb”, One Year Later

The central thesis of my argument was and still is that the social costs of “out of wedlock” births is too high a price for us to pay.


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0 Isis The Blogger: The Unexpected outcome of Motherhood

Isis The Blogger: The Unexpected outcome of Motherhood

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.”


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0 LaShaun Williams: No Wedding, No Womb,The Real War on Child Poverty and Abuse

LaShaun Williams: No Wedding, No Womb,The Real War on Child Poverty and Abuse

“A new generation of nuclear households starts with black women and self-preservation, not just for personal sanctity but also for the mental health of their children. They don’t deserve the heartache that comes with being born into poverty.”


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0 Married Girl in a Weird World: Marriage is Excellent for Practical Reasons Too

Married Girl in a Weird World: Marriage is Excellent for Practical Reasons Too

“I know marriage isn’t for everyone, it just isn’t. I’m not trying to argue that point. I’m trying to say for all of those folks who feel that co-habitating is the same as marriage well; I’m here to tell you that’s not true, not even close to true. “


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0 Tracy Renee Jones: Strong Families Are About Having Options: Protect A Family’s Right to Have a Choice

Tracy Renee Jones: Strong Families Are About Having Options: Protect A Family’s Right to Have a Choice

“A stable partnership of any magnitude stands a better chance if each partner is willing and able to share responsibility and commitment to the children.”


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0 Martin Lindsey: “The Children Are Not Alright, But We Can Make It Right”

Martin Lindsey: “The Children Are Not Alright, But We Can Make It Right”

“As an “actionist” I try not to whine about a problem but actually do something about it.”


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0 Dee Dee Russell: Village Ghetto Land

Dee Dee Russell: Village Ghetto Land

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!”


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0 Jennifer Vaughn: When the Price Is Too High

Jennifer Vaughn: When the Price Is Too High

“Unless and until key factors within the market fundamentally change, we can’t realistically expect the girls to change their behavior.”


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0 Nisa Muhammad: Raise Your Hands High!!!!

Nisa Muhammad: Raise Your Hands High!!!!

“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.”


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0 Deborrah Cooper: When The Children of Single Parents End up Dead

Deborrah Cooper: When The Children of Single Parents End up Dead

“There is no need for you to have a baby when you are not married and have no one to help you love, care for and support that child’s growth and development.”


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0 Zabeth: Lessons For My Daughter About Power

Zabeth: Lessons For My Daughter About Power

“The lesson: Women have more power in relationships than they realize.”


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0 Halima Anderson: Shared Responsibility not depending only on the Energies of Black Women!

Halima Anderson: Shared Responsibility not depending only on the Energies of Black Women!

“I don’t think anyone can legitimately argue against people’s rights to make specific choices in life, but what if those choices, have an unfavourable impact not just on them but others and in this case their children? Are we simply to ignore all of that?”


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1 Janine Latus: You should be a model!

Janine Latus: You should be a model!

“We need rites of passage in this world that don’t include having babies. We need girls to stop feeling like women because they have babies and boys to stop feeling like men because they’ve spread their seed.”


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0 Rainebeauxese Redux: We ARE the problem.

Rainebeauxese Redux: We ARE the problem.

“TRY TO PRETEND Christelyn is not penning an IR book alongside getting this
movement going. Apples and zebus, people–macro, not micro.”


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1 Video: “Why I Support No Wedding No Womb!”

Video: “Why I Support No Wedding No Womb!”

There’s a smidge of profanity in this video, but the point she drives is worth a cuss or two. Share on Facebook


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0 NWNW Featured on “Relationship Playbook!”

NWNW Featured on “Relationship Playbook!”

Host Will Wavvy and I had a great conversation. Take a listen! Listen to internet radio with Will Wavvy on Blog Talk Radio Share on Facebook


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2 LaShaun Williams: No Wedding, No Womb: Being a Baby-Mama Is Not OK

LaShaun Williams: No Wedding, No Womb: Being a Baby-Mama Is Not OK

The normalization of single motherhood is singlehandedly destroying the youth of today and tomorrow. Women are incapable of raising boys to be men and girls learn what to expect from men from their fathers.


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3 The Culturatist: “So Today, I Joined the Movement.”

The Culturatist: “So Today, I Joined the Movement.”

I wonder why is fatherless children are so prominent in the African American race?


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0 “I am a white woman who supports NWNW for all races.”

“I am a white woman who supports NWNW for all races.”

I was very relieved to hear such a campaign even existed. I was beginning to feel like I was the only one who worried about the out of wedlock birth rate (the overall rate of 41%).


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0 Back in the FOXXHOLE with Zo Williams

Back in the FOXXHOLE with Zo Williams

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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1 Herb Way: A Picture is Worth 1,000,000 Words.

Herb Way: A Picture is Worth 1,000,000 Words.

Photographer Herb Way is a man to watch. He was kind enough share this beautiful family photo because he’s a BIG supporter of NWNW. His beautiful photography book, “Protraits of Eve” is absolutely amazing.


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3 Investor Joshua Kennon: “Look at the data”

Investor Joshua Kennon: “Look at the data”

Look at the data. Out-of-wedlock pregnancies are a broad spectrum problem across most demographic groups. It has real ramifications for family income levels, educational attainment and more. As an investor, one of my goals is for the average family to be as successful and financially independent as possible. The pregnancy crisis threatens that goal.


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16 Since when is it “lame” to save yourself till marriage?

Since when is it “lame” to save yourself till marriage?

13-year-old gets heckled for wanting to wait for sex till marriage. Anyone see a problem here?


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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 FamilyScholars.org: A New Marriage Leader…Who, Me? ;-)

FamilyScholars.org: A New Marriage Leader…Who, Me? ;-)

My dad on my wedding day as he wipes tears from his eyes after he told me he was “so proud.” I hope I still do, Dad. Until we meet again in Heaven…


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7 Dr. A. Duker: Guard Your Womb!

Dr. A. Duker: Guard Your Womb!

At times I’ve wondered about the real value of marriage as being the ‘ideal’ situation in which to parent and raise a child. I’m not going to quote the many depressing statistics about single parenthood in the African-American community that we’ve all heard before, but I’ll just give my commentary on the ‘No Wedding No [...]


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1 Bootstrap Theory: More Personal Responsibility, Please!

Bootstrap Theory: More Personal Responsibility, Please!

The majority of Black Americans will not have equal footing with most White Americans for at least another two generations. Social change takes time, lots of time. Thus, waiting for structural change instead of focusing more heavily on personal responsibility will continue to give us the same (if not worse) results that Black Americans currently see in most of our communities.


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5 Broken Brown Egg: Responsible Conception

Broken Brown Egg: Responsible Conception

“…to those who have no issue with the message of NWNW but claim their aggravation is on it not serving a real purpose or having any real “focus”, I dare you to work with Christelyn at developing one. I DARE you to do something.”


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2 thegreatdanj: “Guard Your Body, Heart, & Mind

thegreatdanj: “Guard Your Body, Heart, & Mind

Look beyond the now and at the future that you want. It’s challenging not to give in to the new romanticized and over sexualization of reality. But far beyond what I see now is everything that I truly desire for my future. Think about what you want and be careful.


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6 In Her Own Words: “I Truly Support NWNW”

In Her Own Words: “I Truly Support NWNW”

My name is India N. Parson and I am a 24 year old Business Marketing Student from Virginia who passionately supports NWNW. I don’t have any children and everyday for that I feel like an exception. In my community 1 out of every 5 friends I have already have a kid(s) out of wedlock, black [...]


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0 Leslie Jones McCloud: NWNW Aims to Lessen Single Mother Birthrate

Leslie Jones McCloud: NWNW Aims to Lessen Single Mother Birthrate

No Wedding No Womb attempts to challenge men and women who think it is cool to go half on a baby to get married first and then plan a family. Note: I wrote “plan a family,” not roll the dice and have unprotected sex and what may be, may be.


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0 NWNW Participant, Arielle Loren Featured on “Abiola’s Kiss &  Tell TV!!”

NWNW Participant, Arielle Loren Featured on “Abiola’s Kiss & Tell TV!!”

Arielle Loren penned a piece on September 22, and then later wrote another that appeared on Clutch. Keep your eye on her, she’s going places! Arielle appears in the program around 35:46. Way to go, Arielle! Share on Facebook


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0 It’s About The Youngins: NWNW Catching On in Cyberspace!

It’s About The Youngins: NWNW Catching On in Cyberspace!

I agree with the message that it sends because it is a message I barely see promoted in the world of today. As most can see now, more and more young, beautiful women are subjugating themselves to the status of “baby mama” and nothing more.


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1 Unite and Attack

Unite and Attack

Statistics do not lie. Disparities between children in two-parent homes and single parent homes are scientific fact. The repair of this epidemic will not occur overnight, as the black family has had over 50 years of deterioration. The solution begins with us.


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0 Video: Nikki and the  City, “My Solution to No Wedding No Womb”

Video: Nikki and the City, “My Solution to No Wedding No Womb”

**Note**NWNW is non-denominational and non-partisan. However, we believe in highlighting topics that offer potential solutions to a widespread problem. Nikki And The City http://www.nikkiandthecityadventures.blogspot.com/ Original NWNW post here Share on Facebook


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5 From the Mouths of Babes:18-Year Old Student Spreads NWNW Message to the Virgin Islands

From the Mouths of Babes:18-Year Old Student Spreads NWNW Message to the Virgin Islands

Amiquah Freeman, 18, was inspired to bring the NWNW message to her home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  We chatted about it today:


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0 [Video] Courtesy of Dryer Buzz: Could this have been the beginning of the end?

[Video] Courtesy of Dryer Buzz: Could this have been the beginning of the end?

Claudine, a single mother of six living in Harlem, falls in love with a garbage collector, Rupert. Complicating their relationship is the fact that marrying would cause her to lose the welfare that helps her support her children and her eldest son’s distrust of Rupert.


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1 The NWNW Debate: TheBlackCouple.com

The NWNW Debate: TheBlackCouple.com

Black couple, committed unmarried parents, talk NWNW


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0 Examiner:No Wedding No Womb promotes marriage before parenthood

Examiner:No Wedding No Womb promotes marriage before parenthood

The point is not being made to criticize those who chose this road in the past. This is more a point that women today should have their education and gain some maturity before parenting. Maturity may include the decision to marry before giving birth.


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0 Video: My Dad, My First Love

Video: My Dad, My First Love

My father died June 1, 2009, just one day after his and my mother’s 45th wedding anniversary.


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0 Eric Payne: Fear, the Fatherhood Killer

Eric Payne: Fear, the Fatherhood Killer

I was hardly happy when I was told I was going to have a child. In fact, I nearly had a panic attack. My stomach tightened. My mouth dried out. My heart pounded out against my rib cage and I didn’t think there was enough air in the world to fill my lungs. For a second I began to hallucinate that I was asleep dreaming that I was awake.


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1 Angela Nichelle:  A Call to A.R.M.S.

Angela Nichelle: A Call to A.R.M.S.

The first step to working on this multi-layered problem is to admit a problem exists within the African American community because of the structural collapse of our families.


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0 Mama Locs: “I Am Very Defensive About Being a Single Mother”

Mama Locs: “I Am Very Defensive About Being a Single Mother”

So I felt like I was being attacked but realize the truth hurts. Raising a child in a single parent household is not ideal. As parents we model behavior for our children. Right now he sees only his mother, juggling so many things. I don’t think that I’m a bad parent, but sometimes I wonder what life would be like with a partner in this journey of parenthood.


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5 ABSOLUTE MUST READ: “Gift Wrapping a Soiled Diaper”

ABSOLUTE MUST READ: “Gift Wrapping a Soiled Diaper”

Black women have to look at deeper issues concerning their values, the choices they are making (especially choosing bad men), etc if they want to really deal with this problem. Too many Black women see people like Beyonce (and others in Black urban circles- particularly in Hip Hop- and yes I hate them all), as their role models.


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0 Veronica Miller: “Hey Girls, Listen Up–You Have a Choice”

Veronica Miller: “Hey Girls, Listen Up–You Have a Choice”

HEY GIRLS, LISTEN UP — YOU HAVE A CHOICE Veronica Miller @veronicamarche http://veroniiblog.blogspot.com/ I was 15 years old. It was September, school had just started back up, and a classmate (We’ll call her Vanna), was asking me if my boyfriend and I were still together. “Yep,” I said. “Still together.” “Even through the whole summer?” [...]


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0 STUCK ON STUPID ALERT:  Deadbeat Dad Reinforces Stereotype

STUCK ON STUPID ALERT: Deadbeat Dad Reinforces Stereotype

Family, I can no longer speak in nice, politically correct terms about this issue. So, I won’t even try. Sadly, black men having babies and not taking care of them is no longer an ugly stereotype, but rather a truth.


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0 Think Pretty Smart: NWNW Opponents Focus Too Much on Entitlement Programs

Think Pretty Smart: NWNW Opponents Focus Too Much on Entitlement Programs

There was an ugly hint of entitlement to a lot of the discussions. Nobody is really entitled to ‘safety nets’–especially in a time when this country is finding it hard to pay for the ones we have, and go to war, and pay contractors, and encourage green energy, and…


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1 Booker Rising Response to NWNW Opponents

Booker Rising Response to NWNW Opponents

Fatherlessness and out-of-wedlock birth rates are the top challenge facing Black America, and we will not continue to progress without tackling it.


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0 No Wedding, No Womb: I’m Searchin’ For a Real Love

No Wedding, No Womb: I’m Searchin’ For a Real Love

So now that I have been a mother (both a single mother and a married mother) for almost 18 years, what would I say to a young woman or man that may be looking for love in all the wrong places:


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1 New Music: Arrested Development “The World is Changing”

New Music: Arrested Development “The World is Changing”

Support artists who give a positive message to kids and young adults! Share on Facebook


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1 (Open Forum) Can You Be in Both Support and Opposition to NWNW?  Well, Yes and No.

(Open Forum) Can You Be in Both Support and Opposition to NWNW? Well, Yes and No.

This anonymous blog post was sent to me by a fellow NWNW participant. Kind of like the John Kerry, “I was for it before I was against it,” just vice versa. She makes good points, though. I think that if we can move beyond some of the vitriol and address the central issue, we’ll all be better off and I can cancel my prescription for Xanax.


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0 @blacksnob: The Case For and Against “Maturity” on Twitter

@blacksnob: The Case For and Against “Maturity” on Twitter

by Danielle Belton The Black Snob By all accounts, I was born old. Like Benjamin Button. Only I looked like a normal baby and somewhat acted like a normal baby (being pre-verbal, the crying, the pooping, the eating, the sleeping, etc.), but for the most part of my youth I was unnervingly serious to the [...]


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0 “Hoodrat” Writer Clarifies Her Position on NWNW

“Hoodrat” Writer Clarifies Her Position on NWNW

All along, I was thinking that there must be something wrong with us as a group if we can seriously consider shooting ourselves in the foot like this by promoting single motherhood. There is no shame in single motherhood. Let me repeat that for you really dense people out there: There is no shame in single motherhood. It’s not a matter of shame. It is a matter of people advising others against taking a risk that usually does not work out well.


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0 Happy Black Girl: Black Marriage Isn’t Dead Unless We Want it to Be

Happy Black Girl: Black Marriage Isn’t Dead Unless We Want it to Be

happy black woman This week, the Twittersphere has been on fire in response to the words of two separate bloggers. First, Christelyn Karazin kicked off the No Wedding, No Womb (NWNW) movement. Then, over on Madame Noire, LaShaun Williams gave us 8 Reasons to Date a White Man. While the two bloggers are unrelated in [...]


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White Feminism vs. Black Feminism: Distinctly Different?

Many bw who pledge feminsist act like the theories are set in stone, sacred and cannot be adapted to suit but must be applied as is, many act like bw are to be held prisoners to the precepts of feminsism rather than the precepts being their for serving bw.


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6 (Open Forum) Rebuttal and Advice by Relationship Expert, Deborrah Cooper

(Open Forum) Rebuttal and Advice by Relationship Expert, Deborrah Cooper

Original NWNW participant and dating and relationship columnist, Deborrah Cooper lays out her candid opinions. Cover your ears if you’re under 12! www.survivingdating.com


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0 Counterpoint to Slate Article: All forms of birth control are less expensive than an actually having a kid.”

Counterpoint to Slate Article: All forms of birth control are less expensive than an actually having a kid.”

So what gives? If black men and women have access to all this ‘female-controlled’ and male-controlled contraception, then why aren’t they using them effectively at the same rates as whites or Hispanics?


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1 Straw arguments against NWNW, separating myths from facts

Straw arguments against NWNW, separating myths from facts

Black In the Bay State – Fly, Fabulous and Fed up Changing the black perspective one entry at a time straw arguments against NWNW, separating myths from facts Myth – Your husband will beat you. Your kid is better off. Fact – If you pick a good husband in the first place, you don’t have to [...]


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0 NWNW COVERED in San Francisco Examiner!

NWNW COVERED in San Francisco Examiner!

Recently, black journalist and blogger Christelyn Karazin started an online campaign called “No Wedding, No Womb!” (NWNW) calling for “both MEN and WOMEN to put the needs of children first, and advocates that couples abstain from having children until they are emotionally, physically and financially able to care for them.”


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Black In the Bay State: “Fatherless hoodrats are invading my neighborhood: Thank you Section 8″

Why do we allow society to rob us of our identity? We are fundamentally different from men and those differences are what make us women. By stripping us of that femininity and not actually granting us any male privilege, we are essentially being dehumanized.


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0 Pioneer Valley Woman: “Getting Back to the Basics”

Pioneer Valley Woman: “Getting Back to the Basics”

“Getting back to the Basics” by PioneerValleyWoman Today is my birthday. I am a member of “generation X,” that age cohort of Americans born between the late 1960s and the 1970s. It seems that the older members of this group of African Americans alive today were the last ones to experience marital parenting as the [...]


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0 Courage Network Joins In Support for NWNW Against Domestic Violence

Courage Network Joins In Support for NWNW Against Domestic Violence

Lyn Twyman Courage Network There is a difference between being a single parent by choice and being a single parent by “accident”. Those who have chosen to be single parents engage a support system of family, friends and access resources in their community to provide an environment that is nurturing to their children. The African-American [...]


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0 NWNW Supporter and Member of Arrested Development, Jason “jjboogie” Reichert, Gives Touching Appeal

NWNW Supporter and Member of Arrested Development, Jason “jjboogie” Reichert, Gives Touching Appeal

If you’re on Twitter and following the #NWNW hashtag, chances are you’ve seen Jason Jjboogie Reichert, guitarist for the hit group, Arrested Development. He reached out to me on Facebook this morning as a result of his disallusionment regarding some of the negative comments about this movement.  Here is what he said: I put this [...]


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0 Jara: “Dear Deadbeat Dads, I Believe You Can Change”

Jara: “Dear Deadbeat Dads, I Believe You Can Change”

Almost daily, I hear someone express the opinion that people don’t and can’t change. Well, I disagree. It’s never too late to stop being a deadbeat dad.


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0 Video: Still Think Boys Don’t Need Fathers?

Video: Still Think Boys Don’t Need Fathers?

This 12-year-old boy lives with his grandmother. *cough* Not. His. Parents. *cough*


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