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#NWNW 2014 Essay Contest Winner, Jevon J. Joseph

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 [...]


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0 Predators and Pimps: Saving Our Girls from Oakland’s Streets

Predators and Pimps: Saving Our Girls from Oakland’s Streets

“When you been molested your whole life, sometimes these girls be hoes. They do it to cover up the pain of what happened to them. “ –Former prostituted teen


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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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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 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 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 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 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 Grief: “Mom, Can you bring my Econ books please?”

Grief: “Mom, Can you bring my Econ books please?”

“My son experienced two different households from birth. When I shared with him my plan to write for the NWNW blog-a-thon he was more than willing to have his perspective shared. “


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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 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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0 NWNW Launches “Map Your Future” Campaign!

NWNW Launches “Map Your Future” Campaign!

First of it’s kind online mentorship program targeting at-risk high schoolers and first year college students, matching them with mentors across the world through video, instant messaging and social networking.


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0 Press: NWNW Mentioned in “Washington Times”

Press: NWNW Mentioned in “Washington Times”

Fellow NWNW participant, writer, radio host and attorney Jeneba Ghatt wrote a thoughtful piece, Marriage activists use Beyonce’s pregnancy to send message to single moms for the Washington Times community pages. It trended upwards to the most read piece that day.


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29 Partial List: 2011 No Wedding No Womb Participants

Partial List: 2011 No Wedding No Womb Participants

Working list of the brave who will enter the battlefield. This year’s motto: “If you don’t see a problem, then…that’s the problem.”


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10 Why Was Lenny McAllister Fired from WVON?

Why Was Lenny McAllister Fired from WVON?

Lenny McAllister was fired from his popular radio show because he messed with the wrong black people. SMDH!


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8 Conservative’s Cluelessness Makes Black Audiences Miss the Message

Conservative’s Cluelessness Makes Black Audiences Miss the Message

As usual, extreme conservatives alienate the very people who could help them carry an important message.


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0 Urban Midwifery Gives Pregnant South Carolina Girls an “A-ha” Moment

Urban Midwifery Gives Pregnant South Carolina Girls an “A-ha” Moment

Rural Baby Mamas have the same obstacles and pain as Urban Baby Mamas… The issues are the same, and a woman, is a woman, is a woman… regardless of her geographical location here in the US. The issues were mostly about financial struggles, having to “do it all”, and not having the much needed emotional support.


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0 Carolyn Edgar: Marriage At All Costs is Too High a Price to Pay

Carolyn Edgar: Marriage At All Costs is Too High a Price to Pay

I was nine months pregnant with my son on my wedding day, one week from delivering our second child. I’d insisted on getting married because I couldn’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. I’d known that during the five years we lived together before the marriage.


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6 Janks Morton: “Are We There Yet?”

Janks Morton: “Are We There Yet?”

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?


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0 Relationships Matter Now: “We are tired of people minimizing the importance of family in our community.”

Relationships Matter Now: “We are tired of people minimizing the importance of family in our community.”

Why can’t we applaud strong black families when we have the opportunity? Why can’t we praise them for raising upstanding citizens and passing on that legacy to their kids?


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0 See, Even Elephants Need Their Fathers!

See, Even Elephants Need Their Fathers!

Boys need men to guide them. Period. End of sentence.


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5 Who Gets to Speak the Truth?

Who Gets to Speak the Truth?

Whether is Mike Huckabee, Bill Cosby, or Barack Obama, it seems that NOBODY is “qualified” to speak the truth.


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0 Kalediscope: Breaking the myths of single parenthood.

Kalediscope: Breaking the myths of single parenthood.

I love it when people own their stuff and take responsibility.  At some point, we all have to.


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3 Video: “Did I Wake You” What Motivates Me to Fight for No Wedding No Womb.

Video: “Did I Wake You” What Motivates Me to Fight for No Wedding No Womb.

Take a look at who is in the movie, then get some insight into why I’m so passionate about this cause.


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7 Steve Harvey: “We Have Lost a Generation of Black Men”

Steve Harvey: “We Have Lost a Generation of Black Men”

This is a prime example of what NWNW is all about. I have my issue with Mr. Harvey, but the message he and his wife are teaching is one I wholly agree with. It’s time to face this head-on, stop LYING to ourselves while our kids suffer.


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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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0 New CDC Report Links Children’s Health with Family Structure

New CDC Report Links Children’s Health with Family Structure

CDC comes out with health statistics on children in two-parent families vs. single-parent homes


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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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15 Why No Wedding No Womb DOES Work.

Why No Wedding No Womb DOES Work.

For me, No Wedding No Womb is as simple as 1+1=2. Why do people have to make it so complicated?


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0 NWNW December Gift Giveaway!

NWNW December Gift Giveaway!

Tell us your story or give us ideas on how to spread the NWNW message and get a prize just in time for Christmas!


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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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0 Author Spotlight: April Gabrielle

Author Spotlight: April Gabrielle

With a son, 22, and a daughter, 14, this single mother knows a thing or two about the struggle of a single mother.


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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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0 A Lawyer Gives FREE Advice: Married/Divorced Women Have Fare Far Better in the Family Court System

A Lawyer Gives FREE Advice: Married/Divorced Women Have Fare Far Better in the Family Court System

In the past, I’ve defended men in oow paternity cases, and have done opposing depositions of unmarried women who had oow babies. I found those proceedings to be extremely unpleasant for everybody involved.


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4 Dr. LeslieBeth Wish: Does Your Mom Really Want You To Do Better?

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish: Does Your Mom Really Want You To Do Better?

Few of the women connected their poor choice of partner with identifying with their mother, so you are not alone if you are surprised, too, with the lack of success in your love life. It’s hard, after all, to really leave home completely, and becoming even a little like your mother is one way of keeping her close.


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3 Still Need Proof? A Brookings/Princeton Collaboration Says Children Are At Risk

Still Need Proof? A Brookings/Princeton Collaboration Says Children Are At Risk

Compared with more traditional families, these fragile families face greater risks in terms both of family stability and of economic security—risks that can imperil child well-being.


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0 One Midwife’s Advice For An End to Baby Mama Drama

One Midwife’s Advice For An End to Baby Mama Drama

The effects of single-mother stress: Her social challenges eventually manifest into physical challenges. High blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and maternal obesity, just to name a few. Her immune system becomes even more compromised because she is not eating well.


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1 Location, Location, Location: The Moynihan Report

Location, Location, Location: The Moynihan Report

Moynihan’s report presaged the ‘tangle of pathology’ would tighten in the black community unless the government intervened. The black underclass did not need overt, systemic racism to continue the downward spiral; it did not need racism and discrimination to perpetuate poverty within the black community. It was doing a perfectly respectable job on its own.


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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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0 NWNW on Twitter: “WHEW!!! JESUS BE A BOXING REFEREE!!”

NWNW on Twitter: “WHEW!!! JESUS BE A BOXING REFEREE!!”

The angels and demons of Twitter have come together in a “Clash of the Tw-itans” and all of this for the WHOLE WORLD TO SEE!! PEOPLE THE WHOLE WORLD…


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