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.”
“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.”
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 [...]
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.
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.
Look beyond the now and at the future that you want. Itâ€™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.
My name is India N. Parson and I am a 24 year old Business Marketing Student from Virginia who passionately supports NWNW. I donâ€™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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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.
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 didnâ€™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.
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.
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.
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 (Weâ€™ll call her Vanna), was asking me if my boyfriend and I were still together. â€œYep,â€ I said. â€œStill together.â€ â€œEven through the whole summer?â€ [...]
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…
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.
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. Itâ€™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.
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 [...]
Black In the Bay State â€“ Fly, Fabulous and Fed up Changing the black perspective one entry at a time straw arguments against NWNW, separating myths fromÂ facts Myth â€“ Your husband will beat you. Your kid is better off. Fact â€“ If you pick a good husband in the first place, you donâ€™t have to [...]
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.”
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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. Â Here is what he said: I put this [...]