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  NFL star Adrian Peterson has reached a plea deal in his child-abuse case and is not expected to serve any jail time, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Michele Steele. The Minnesota Vikings player will enter a plea Tuesday afternoon to a lesser charge than the felony child-abuse charge that he is currently facing, the […]

  Cleveland has been ranked one of the U.S.’s worst cities to raise a family by WalletHub, a financial advice website. Cleveland was ranked 145 out of the most-populated 150 U.S. cities. Out of the 150 cities ranked, Cleveland boasted the highest divorce rate, the 3rd-highest family poverty rate and fourth-lowest median family income. It also […]

  CLEVELAND – Calling the nation’s transportation infrastructure the backbone of the American economy Vice President Joe Biden took the administration’s push for the “Grow America Plan” to Cleveland on Wednesday. Speaking at the Greater Cleveland RTA’s Central Rail Maintenance Facility, Biden warned where we once led the world we are now falling behind. “We […]

Andre Dandridge Place of Residence: Detroit Why He is a Game Changer: When Dandridge was a 21-year-old senior at the University of Michigan, he found out he was going to be a Father. He also found out that there weren’t many resources geared toward young Black men to help him prepare. “My first reaction to the […]

LORAIN, OH (WOIO) – The Ohio Department of Children and Family Services and the Lorain Police Department are investigating a family after a 3-year-old wandered off in the middle of the night. According to Lorain Police, five children between the ages of 2 and 10-years-old were found living in filthy conditions after a 3-year-old girl […]

Within a few months of my son's birth, I was put on the questioning block, "When are you having another?" I heard that almost as frequently as, "What a cute guy he is." My husband and I had some questions of our own: Would our son be lonely, spoiled, bossy as people tried to tell us. What would it be like for him to grow up without siblings? The "have-another" campaign intensified as our son got older. Some comments were harsh: "How can you do THAT to your child!" "He needs a sibling." If you are considering or have a singleton, you undoubtedly will hear a variation on the theme, "You are being selfish." Were we?

In the conversation about black families, the subject of fatherhood strikes a particularly sensitive nerve. The conversations are often underscored by an adoration for those who choose to be present or disdain for those who leave. Producer Kobie Brown highlights both sentiments in “From Fatherless To Fatherhood,” a documentary that “explores the causes, effects and […]

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on a radio show last week that the GOP’s strategy for reducing “the Democratic advantage” should be to marry off all the single mothers who “look to the government for help.” “Look at the political base of the Democratic Party: It is single mothers who run a household,” he […]