Here’s a look at African American people and issues making headlines throughout the country.
According to US Weekly, 33-year-old singer Brandy is engaged to groom-to-be Ryan Press, a music exec she’s been dating for about a year. A family friend said the two are “thrilled and happy.” The couple went public with their romance last year about this time, and just four month later in March Brandy openly expressed her desire to get married in an interview with People magazine. Brandy, who has a 10-year-old daughter Sy’rai, has never been married before.
In 2001, the Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade created a leading community-based prenatal care agency for mothers and babies to ensure that babies grow up healthy. Since its inception, Healthy Start has remained committed to this cause. Today, the agency takes great pride in serving more than 24,000 pregnant women, 30,000 infants and 3,000 women between pregnancies to give families a healthy start from the very start. To further ensure that its mission is carried out effectively, the agency has developed a one-of-a-kind publication, entitled the Family Resource Directory—a guide for all things healthy. The Family Resource Directory is a free publication that will also include a comprehensive listing of birthing hospitals and pediatricians, plus information on breast-feeding, vaccination, and more. More than 10,000 copies of the directories will be printed and available in spring 2013.