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Diamond Strawberry, born to Lisa and (MLB Hall of Fame member), Darryl Strawberry was destined to be and has become a dynamic young lady. Her organic beauty and charisma have been captivating people since she was a toddler & continues today.
Diamond may have been born into privilege, however she faced challenges that many teenage young ladies face including an unplanned, but certainly blessed pregnancy. MyLisa, her now 7 year old daughter and only child is the joy of her life who inspired Diamond to co-found “A Safe Place Youth Center”, a group home for pregnant teens, with her mother Lisa.
Diamond is setting an example for the teen moms on how to maintain a hectic schedule of travel, making appearances, filming & photo shoots balanced with motherhood. She continues to pursue her modeling career and will be launching her own online boutique later this summer. Diamond is currently a cast member on VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop NY,” airing Monday nights on VH1.
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Even though the teen pregnancy rate has declined over the past few decades, the fact of the matter is that the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate of the Western industrialized world. It is true that the teen pregnancy and birth rate was much higher prior to 1980 (and especially in the 1950s and 1960s), but at the time young women were getting married and having children before the age of 20. Most of the teen pregnancies occurring before 1980 were to married women; now most of today's teen mothers are unwed.
My show "EXPOSURE LIVE INTERVIEW SERIES .. with A-List Hollywood Actor Hawthorne James"
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show, (Special Day) Wednesday, March, 25th, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST (5:00pm-7:00pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep. We’ll discuss “Drug Disparities, Ferguson & Assata Shakur” with guest April Taylor, writer and Social Justice Coordinator for YourBlackWorld.com. We'll talk about some recent articles she has written. Call in with your Questions/Comments and listen LIVE at 914-338-1375 or listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/03/26/drug-disparities-ferguson-assata-shakur-guest-april-taylor-of-yourblackworld.
Call in with your Questions/Comments at 914-338-1375. Listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/03/20/should-african-americans-celebrate-st-patricks-day or by phone LIVE at (914) 338-1375 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Call in with your Questions/Comments at (914) 338-1375.
It's has come to the publics attention that Floyd Mayweather has refused to agree to a $5 million penalty if either fighter were to fail a drug test either before or after the May 2nd fight. Manny Pacquaio is the one who requested for this fine to be included in the contract. The problem is that the contract has already been signed by both parties. However, there is a separate agreement that the United States Anti-Doping Agency will be overseeing random blood and urine testing for both fighters, terms for a substantial fine in the event of a dirty test are still being discussed. If neither fighter have anything to hide, thena agreement shouldn't be hard to come by. Even with that said, it should've been included in the original contract to avoid any outside negotiations.
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill (AIMI) is seeking volunteers. Tonight we welcome Zora Ray, who is AIMI's Advocacy Coodinator for Drug/Alcohol Dependencies, Zora Ray, at 9pmEST. Please call to speak on air at (818) 572-2947. Everyone is invited! Zora is a retired psychiatric nurse who successfully battled drug addiction and depression herself, and she looks forward to helping other people. Email Zora at the address below:
As a AIMI advocate, Zora will try to find treatment centers and other services for persons who suffer from drug/alcohol dependencies. AIMI believes that persons with drug/alcohol addictions need TREATMENT, NOT PUNISHMENT. Therefore, Zora will attempt to have drug/alcohol-dependent defendants tried in drug courts rather than regular criminal courts, and she will attempt to influence decision makers to sentence addicts to treatment rather than to jails and prisons.
If you would like to work with AIMI as a volunteer, please contact MaryLovesJustice at MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com or call AIMI's director at (678)531.0262 or (571)335-1741. We need people of every race and socioeconomic status, because mental illness affects people from every group. No matter what your skills and educational level may be, AIMI has a volunteer job for you.
Join Sara Bingham, WeeHands Founder and author of The Baby Signing Book, each week as she shares parenting tips, language development strategies, and the joys of connecting with your baby, toddler and/or preschool child.
Since 2001, WeeHands has been an industry-leading children's sign language and language development program delivered through interactive, fun classes, as well as a line of tailored products. In 2014, WeeHands became part of Morneau Shepell’s Children's Support Solutions, an organization that provides health-centered and educational services to children with differences to help them reach their potential.
This week, Sara will chat with Raeanne Brazee, founder of Boston Baby Beginnings, who is also Registered Nurse, licensed ultrasonographer and certified Prepared Childbirth Educator with over 10 years experience in obstetrics. On this show we'll chat about new parents, pregnancy and working moms.
What is the role of conception, the parent' relationship pre-conception, pregnancy and natural birthing have to do with later in life and the possibility of creating a better, healthier, happier, peaceful, just and sustainable world? How about most everything?
Join me in a Round Table discussion about this powerful subject with Dr. Francois Amigues, Osteopath, President of Ideal Family and of the Canadian Association of Prenatal Education. Filmmaker Monica Matos (Life Imitates Birth),writer and Utopian Laura Uplinger (Gift for the Unborn Children),and midwife, doula, Carla Machado.
Laura Uplinger, Prenatal and perinatal educator for more than 30 years, Author, alumni board member ofAPPPAH (Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health). Carla Machado, President of ANEP Brasil (National Association for Prenatal Education)
TONIGHT ON MELANINATION RADIO!! Would you consider marijuana a gateway drug? Is the increased potency of marijuana dangerous? Can marijuana, or the feeling you get from marijuana be addictive? Do people abuse the substance? Would ppl smoke weed if music didnt promote it? Have hypebeast ruined the enjoyment of smoking? Why is weed so heavily prosecuted? Will weed ever be legal on the federal level, if so why not? What are the links between weed.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Champagne Sundays variety show.
On This Episode:
- Texas based singer-songwriter Shelley King will talk about her new album and video ‘Building A Fire’
- Acclaimed baritone/soprano husband-wife duo Beth Donnelly & Doug Feller discuss their latest CD ‘My Heart is For You’
- Howard & Ruth Milstein, author of ‘Cooking with Love: Ventures into the New Israeli Cuisine’ discuss Passover Food & Wine
- Eric Sutter, Executive Chef of Flying V Bar & Grill at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
- Travel writer Eva Eldridge discusses her visit to Bisbee, Arizona.
- Carl Senna discusses co-authoring ‘Never Charged, Never Convicted: My Life in the Boston Drug Trade’ with Marvin Clark
Plus, Hollywood History with Steve Schneickert!
The DSM-5, which is the Diagnostic of Statistical Manual that Health Professionals use to diagnose patients with mental disorders, including addictions, and let me mention all of man kinds addictions fall into this category, from coffee, to tobacco, to alcohol and any kind of drug named that can prove a psychoactive result within that substance. If it changes the way you feel, it names it. It explains the activation of the brains rewards system and how it is the central point of creating problematic situations in an individuals life, that the feeling created by such use from alcohol or drugs, feelings of pleasue and euphoria, which is so profound to them that an individual will bypass normal activity just to partake in once again creating this feeling. Now DSM-5 has two groups, which one, are substance use disorders, which creates patterns of smyptoms that result from using which the individual takes despite of the problems they may experience.The other is substance induced disorders which is important to be aware of because alcoholism/drug addiction is closely related to several mental illnesses. They mention induced bipolar, anxiety, depressive, sleep, delirium, which is alcoholism, sexual dysfunctions, and neurocognitive disorders. I mention this because so many doctors will diagnose an alcoholic/addict with a particular mental illness, like slapping a label on them. Then they drug them, then clean and sober and working a program after a year, their symptoms have disappeared. Alcoholic/addicts were housed in mental institutions up into the 80's until they closed them down, now they are housed in jails with violent offenders. We have the largest, over populated jail system in the world and the majority of them are there due to alcohol and drug offenses. Join me Fri nite at 9pm CT as we discuss recovery at www.blogtalkradio.com/ritahodges Sign up for free BTR acct. Fill out top part only, then go follow show. You can also call in live at 646-929-0421