Parenting

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There’s a school of thought — well, foolish thought — that black fathers don’t spend enough time with their children, nor do they even care to be involved in the lives of their kids. That way of thinking is, of course, patently false. In the aftermath of LeBron James playfully...
Trineka Hardrick graduated last Thursday (June 11), but there was no robe to don or a hat to toss in the air. She completed an eight-week course and now feels better prepared for her baby boy’s due date on Sept. 22. “This will be my sixth baby,” said Hardrick. “I...
NBA veteran Tarik Black will host his 3rd annual Transformation50 Basketball & Life Skills Camp at the North Frayser Community Center, 2555 St. Elmo Ave., July 15-19. The summer experience is free and aimed for 50 boys ages 11 to15. Applications are being accepted at the Tarik Black Foundation. “Our young...
“They made me a slave today.” Aneka Burton still remembers the way her then 10-year-old son, Nikko, who is black, recounted his experience to his grandfather after school one day. It was 2011. But Burton believes the classroom exercise in which Nikko’s classmates were encouraged to examine and pretend to bid...
Seeing as how Summer literally officially started less than a week ago on June 21, it seems strange to start talking about back-to-school immunization shots . . . but here we are. From the Shelby County Health Department: Children enrolling in child care facilities, those entering preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten; those...
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By R. KHALEEQ SATTAAR EL II of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service MILWAUKEE (AP) — Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jay Hinson Sr. wakes his 16-year-old son, Jay Jr., and gets ready for work while his son prepares for school. Depending on the day, Hinson will take his son to either Amateur Athletic...
Ask Dr. Kevin By Dr. Kevin Williams , Chief Medical Officer for Rare Disease at Pfizer The “Ask Dr. Kevin” series is brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease. Dr. Kevin Williams is the Chief Medical...
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris reintroduced the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies (Maternal CARE) Act on Wednesday, her 2018 bill that seeks to address the ongoing black maternal health crisis. “Black mothers across the country are facing a health crisis that is driven in part by implicit bias in our...
by T. LaShaun Wallace, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Foster parent and adoptive mom Sabrina Powe is poised and ready for a Mother’s Day she never will forget. Powe, a Memphis accountant, will celebrate this coming Mother’s Day with two new additions to her family of three, with one of...
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The story has to be told in such a way where we’re not making people lose hope.The specific “story” Chanel Porchia-Albert is referring to is that of the black maternal mortality crisis. She knows all about the daunting statistics surrounding black motherhood as a mother of six and the CEO...