Parenting

Hundreds of Memphis children who attend schools that recently reported high levels of lead in the water will be tested by health department officials as part of widespread testing on the campuses. About three dozen schools in Tennessee’s largest district tested positive for high levels of lead in at least...
by Michael McLendon, TSU News Service NASHVILLE – Child care providers in Tennessee will have the opportunity to receive additional training thanks to a new $11.4 million federal grant secured by Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences. The university believes better trained daycare providers will mean better...
“From the trauma, anger and stress I felt after losing my son, I would have just took (sic) myself out if I didn’t change my focus.” Mike Brown Sr. said he’s still grieving six years after losing his 18-year-old-son, Mike Brown Jr. The unarmed teen was shot and killed by...
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...