This Year Real Men Cook will celebrate 30 years of celebrating men on Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16, 2019, with cookouts in three major cities. It has become one of the premiere events for African American men and their families to participate in or attend in Chicago.
Chicago Crusader

Real Men Cook to celebrate generosity at 30-year Father’s Day milestone

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Real Men Cook–Chicago’s premiere urban Father’s Day charity event — marks its 30-year  milestone this year. The food-tasting event’s purpose is to uplift families, promote wellness and highlight positive Black male engagement. This year’s celebration is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Hales Franciscan, an all-male high school located at 4930 S. Cottage Grove, in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. […read more]

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South Florida expo to focus on fertility

FLORIDA COURIER — The South Florida Fertility Expo is a one-day event that will offer information on fertility from experts in the field. It will provide support and provide resources for women on their reproductive and fertility journey. The South Florida Fertility Expo was launched in 2018 and brings together leading fertility specialists. […read more]

William T. Robinson, Jr

COMMENTARY: Elderly Abuse

NASHVILLE PRIDE — We all must acknowledge that if we are fortunate, we will live a long and productive life and hopefully be taken care of in our old age with the overseeing of our children or closely related family members. In an idealistic world, you would think that the children or family members of elders convalescing or bedridden would prioritize the treatment and care of their loved ones […read more]

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COMMENTARY: In Memoriam of My Favorite Person In the World

THE AFRO — Beatrice Portia Robinson Yoes was born April 23, 1917 in Chester, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. She came to Baltimore when she was a little girl with her mother Ada and her sister Elizabeth. Let me give you a sense of how long she lived and what she witnessed in the history of this country. In 1934, when she was 17 President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his official capacity as President of the United States, honored the last living Confederate veterans of the Civil War. […read more]

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Roundtable participants address challenges, opportunities

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — In preparation for the upcoming State of Black Women Summit, the Defender Network and the Barbara Jordan Institute at Texas Southern University hosted more than 100 Houston-area women. The goal of the State of Black Women Roundtable, held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch, was to develop a list of the most pressing issues for the summit, […read more]

Black Voice News

Bumps, Bruises and Scratches at Preschool

BLACK VOICE NEWS — The life of a preschooler is filled with arts, crafts, indoor and outdoor play, making new friend and yes, band-aids and ouch reports, yet when parents decide to send their children to preschool for the first time, one of the most important considerations is that that their children are safe from harm. […read more]

Senator Patty Murray, second from right, poses with staff members from Voices Of Tomorrow, a childcare center in Southeast Seattle. (Photo by: Aaron Allen)

Murray’s Bill Looks To Make Childcare More Affordable

THE SEATTLE MEDIUM — The rising costs of childcare is a growing concern in Seattle and throughout the country, especially African American and other marginalized communities. To address the issue, Sen. Parry Murray has re-introduced the Childcare For Working Families Act, a bold, comprehensive plan to make child care more affordable for low and middle-income families and strengthen federal investments in the child care industry to ensure everyone has access to high-quality, affordable child care in their area. […read more]

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Charleston Chronicle

PRESS ROOM: New Study Identifies Potential Treatment For Higher Rate Of Preterm Birth Among African American Women

CHARLESTON CHRONICLE — It may be possible to lower the high risk of preterm birth among African American women with certain immune and bacterial factors in the microbiome of the cervix and vagina that appear to modulate this risk, according to new research published in Nature Communications. March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit for the health of moms and babies, sponsored research at their Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine that helped lay the foundation for these recently reported findings.  […read more]

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Advice: Ask Alma

By Alma Gill NNPA News Wire Columnist Dear Alma, Five years into my marriage my husband moved himself into the downstairs bedroom. The initial reason given was, “He didn’t want to disturb the babies” (including a newborn) with his late-night arrival, and early departures for Read More


A Plea to Save the Family Phone

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist This really struck me in the immediate aftermath of the South Carolina flood. I have two friends—a couple—who live in Charleston. I called them to check on their situation and quickly realized that they almost never answer their home Read More