Parenting

By Melonie Gaines, High Ground News Less than a month after the class of 2010 walked across the stage at Booker T. Washington High School, new graduate Adrianne Cobb attended a party in Downtown Memphis. A fight broke out. Gunshots rang...
By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Have you seen Iniaya Wilson? Just 14, Iniaya has been missing from her Columbus, Ohio home since January 25. She’s African American, has brown hair and brown eyes; standing 5 feet 6 inches tall and...
Sonya Thomas met a handful of fellow Nashville parents last summer, and quickly realized they all had something in common – a deep dissatisfaction with the schools their kids were attending. Thomas said they wanted to do something big and...
Black preemies face higher chances that they will receive poor prenatal care than white, Asian-American and Hispanic babies, and this is partially due to the quality of their parents’ healthcare as well as segregation, according to a JAMA Pediatrics...
Adults were the ones listening to students teach this week as Memphis student advocates shared their recommendations on how to reduce out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. Six students at G.W. Carver College and Career Academy, an alternative school, worked for months...
Tennessee's Women, Infants and Children program has moved from issuing its benefits on paper to a debit card-style system. The state Department of Health says the program known as WIC will now allow beneficiaries to use the cards instead of...
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...
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...
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...
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...