Parenting

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness (SIDS) month. Do you know exactly what SIDS is and how it occurs? It is an unexplained death of a child usually during sleep who is less than a year old and appeared to be a normal healthy baby. Even though the cause of...
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A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Mamava Lactation Pod at FedExForum was held on Saturday. The pod will be available beginning October 23 during the Carrie Underwood concert at FedExForum. Mothers can access the pod by visiting a Guest Services desk for instructions and assistance. Members of the Shelby County Board...
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New research shows a disturbing trend in Black teens: their suicide attempt rates are going up, while suicide rates in other groups continue to diminish. According to a new study released on Monday by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University, there is...
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A 10-year-old girl in Nashville, TN, who was bullied for sporting an afro is aiming to return to school “bigger and better.” The student, Promise Sawyers who has worn her hair natural her entire life, started fifth grade at Head Middle Magnet School, first while wearing braids but would opted...
Known around town as a shero, Brianna Davison is a woman with a big talent and an even bigger heart. Many people know her for her unbelievably realistic wigs, having styled celebrities such as Jazmine Sullivan and Evvie McKinney; however, more recently Davison is changing the hair industry in a...
In a move to help struggling households, Shelby County officials have opted to stop charging Juvenile Court fees not ordered by state law. The announcement came during a joint press conference (Aug. 26) that included Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr., Mayor Lee Harris, Juvenile Court Clerk Janice Fullilove and Juvenile Court...
Photo: iStock Surprise! Racism—that “thing” white people say doesn’t exist—has dire long-term effects on the health of black children and adolescents, according to a report released by the country’s largest group of pediatricians. The report, crafted into a first-of-its-kind policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, calls racism “a socially...
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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...