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By Cole Bradley, High Ground News Balloons, finger foods, tiny clothes, smiling guests, and mounds of diapers. On August 18, The House in Orange Mound at 3028 Carnes Avenue was buzzing with all the signs of a typical baby shower...
Being a foster parent doesn’t usually involve a lot of glitz and glamour but for one night, the Shelby County Department of Children’s Services wanted its foster parents to feel special. Last Thursday (July 19), approximately 50 foster, adoptive and...
“I find it interesting that Webster’s dictionary provides definitions for the word “father” as a noun and a verb. As a noun, it means “a man who has begotten a child”; as a verb, it means “to take the...
I was 34 years old when I could no longer escape the man I never wanted to see again. For the past 30 years, the day designated to celebrate men’s investment in their children has not brought me a great...
At the end of the day, all mothers are working to raise healthy, happy human beings. And so if there’s a method or a style that works for you and your child or children, why not go with it? This...
Being a first-time mom can be quite an emotional experience because -- as the saying goes — babies don’t come with instructions. And sometimes they come unexpectedly. Meet first-time mom Evan Nicole Fields, 2014 graduate of Cordova High School,...
School is winding down but it’s never too late to learn a few things. Today’s topic: How to raise a “gifted” child, taught by Sheila Joy-Martin. Joy-Martin, along with her husband, Larry Martin, are the parents of Memphis’ new “2-million-dollar...
If ever a woman could be called “a mother among mothers,” Ora Dell Cooley Jackson would have to be considered one. She is everybody’s mother! At 96 (and celebrating another birthday in July “if the Lord lets me see it”),...
By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Black students are suspended from school, expelled and referred to law enforcement much more frequently than their white peers and the disparities are growing, according to a federal report released Tuesday. The report released...
Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled “HireMemphis” Wednesday, a hiring initiative to get more young people working in the city. “In Memphis alone, there are 30,000 youth ages 16-24 who are neither employed nor in school,” Strickland said. “I see this as...
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