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Aspiring to Be a Pregnant Teen: Is That What The Detractors Desire?
So, here is the deal, Black Community. WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!! For example, in one Memphis high school (yes, ONE!), it was report that 90 teens were pregnant or had a baby during the 2010-2011 school year.
Christelyn Russell-Karazin, founder of No Wedding No Womb and the Beyond Black and White blog, has braved the harshest commentaries only because she wants the very best for all women, especially Black women and girls. So, here is the deal, Black Community. WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!! For example, in one Memphis high school (yes, ONE!), it was report that 90 teens were pregnant or had a baby during the 2010-2011 school year. That is 11% of the school's female population who are now parents (22% when you include the fathers, if they are also students). This is just ONE school in the United States. Multiply that 90 number by two and you get 180 parents representing those OOW births because it took 90 males to get 90 girls pregnant. WHAT IS GOING ON AT THIS SCHOOL?
No Wedding No Womb
No Reason for Celebration
When will the Black community accept the fact that the NWNW message is what MUST be heard if we are to save our youth? Why is it so difficult to see the ENEMY (DENIAL) looking back in the mirror? The negativity being spewed by the NWNW detractors is disheartening. For them, I suggest they take a tour of their local inner city neighborhoods, inner city schools, pediatric wards, and social services offices and report back all the positive outcomes of teenage pregnancy and OOW births.
Also, if the detractors are so against the NWNW message, what solutions have they brought to the table? What remedies have they developed and shared to help alleviate this epidemic of OOW births? Where have the detractors spent their time to effectively dialogue with Black teens and single parents to assist them in finding alternatives to destructive behaviors? If the NWNW detractors truly cared, they would look past their own personal hurts and mistakes and assist in unifying a message of family reconciliation where OOW was NOT CELEBRATED.
Marriage may not be for everyone; but everyone does not have to be a single parent. Our children deserve better.
Let's Decrease the Out-of-Wedlock Epidemic
We can agree to disagree on one fact: there will always be OOW births; but it does not have to be an epidemic like it is within the Black community. Marriage may not be for everyone; but everyone does not have to be a single parent. Our children deserve better.
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90 Pregnant Memphis High School Teens
What in the world is going on at Frayser Middle/High School in Memphis, Tenn.? More girls are carrying babies than backpacks! There are a reporte