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Child Out of Wedlock

Dwyane Wade Reminds Us, 'Standards' Are for Regular Folks

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 03.08.2014 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Despite what Charles Barkley might have said once upon a time, athletes are absolutely role models. It's not a job offer to be declined as one would decline an invitation to a party. There is no RSVP required and attendance is mandatory.

Reasons for the Surge in Births to Single Women

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science
Nigel Barber

Throughout Europe, births to single mothers more than doubled between 1990 and 2010. Such rapid changes are very unusual historically. They cry out for explanation from social scientists.

Why Every Couple Should Marry Before Having Kids

The Stir | Posted 07.05.2013 | Weddings
The Stir

Move in together, get engaged a year later, marry, have kids. Now, it seems many people are diverting from that path. They are choosing to skip the whole marriage part. This can actually be a big mistake.

Senate Bill 115 is Necessary to Protect Children and Fathers

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Fred Silberberg

The Uniform Parentage Act governs the determination of parentage of children who are born of parents that are not married.

Why We Need National Black Marriage Day

Beverly Willett | Posted 05.20.2012 | Weddings
Beverly Willett

"What's the date for Black Marriage Day?" the reporter asked. Nisa told the woman she'd call her right back, hung up, then looked at the calendar. January, February and April-June were out -- New Year's, Black History Month, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day. March was empty.

What It's Like To Be Married And 'Lower Class'

Maggie M. Ethridge | Posted 04.01.2016 | Weddings
Maggie M. Ethridge

Perhaps it is not the lower-class who have dramatically changes values, but the governmental community which shifted its priorities from a strong, working class and healthy family life to big business and big money.

The Proposal Farce: Entertainment Coupled With Anti-Marriage

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
Sabrina Schaeffer

While this may be the writers' logical next step in a developing relationship, it struck me as jarring. Why the complete disregard for marriage? These scenes are not simply anti-tradition; they are confusing. Entertainment is literally writing the institution of marriage out of existence.

Fragile Families: Most Children Born Out of Wedlock Aren't OK

LaVar Young | Posted 08.16.2011 | Women
LaVar Young

There is some debate over whether unmarried partnerships are a negative outcome at all, or whether they are a sign of progress, reflecting the increasing economic independence of women.

Single Adults Have Sex -- Get Over It and Stop Covering It (and Peter Orzag)

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Debra Haffner

I was astounded to see a news story this morning on the Today Show that President Obama's budget director Peter Orzag had a child out of wedlock -- was this considered news in 2010.?

What If Bristol Palin Were Black?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

Do you think the Republicans would lay off of Obama if his 17 year-old daughter had gotten pregnant out of wedlock? You know the answer to that question. Everyone does.

Palin's Baby's Baby Mama Drama and the Color of Family Values

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

Tavis Smiley asked Newt Gingrich the following: what if the 17-year-old Bristol Palin was a black girl? And what if she was, instead, the teenage daughter of Michelle and Barack Obama?