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Power of the Boob: Why I Opted for Breast Reconstruction
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Power of the Boob: Why I Opted for Breast Reconstruction

Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, memories of my own battle with breast cancer resurface.   I recall how it hit me within a sequence of events that would change my life forever. The first hit–I found out I had breast cancer. The second hit–My husband died suddenly. The third hit–I found out he […]

One Man - Two Lives:  How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts
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One Man – Two Lives: How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts

Imagine waking up and finding out part of your life was built on a lie. Upon his death, I found out my loving husband/friend of 30 years had been living a double life for the last couple of years of his. He had another woman and child whom he housed in another state and was […]

Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking
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Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking

Ever feel like you are drowning? Not literally, but drowning in the  feeling of being so  overwhelmed with life and all the events that surround you?   Not too many years ago, I thought I would sink and drown. And, I didn’t see a lifeline in sight.  Fact is, I had been diagnosed with breast […]

Finding Your Authentic Self
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Finding Your Authentic Self

Why the good girl in you needs to die Good girls finish last. It’s true. Face it. And they don’t finish last because other people take advantage of them. They wind up with the short stick because good girls tend to put the needs of everyone else ahead of theirs. Good girls want to appease. […]

My Tribute To Muhammad Ali  Champion – Activist – Humanitarian
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My Tribute To Muhammad Ali Champion – Activist – Humanitarian

By Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams Owner & Publisher, New York Trend Hearing the words, “I am the greatest!” from a young black man as I watched a boxing match with my father was starting at the least for a young girl. But these words, that were spoken with confidence and defiance came from this young […]

When Bullies Rule...
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When Bullies Rule…

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In Tribute: Dr. MAYA ANGELOU, 1928 - 2014
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In Tribute: Dr. MAYA ANGELOU, 1928 – 2014

                As a child I heard my elders spoke about those who were considered important to the world. I learned that I was to respect my teachers who were considered   the most highly respected individuals in the back country of Mobile, Alabama. My father taught me this. He said, ‘Teachers walked through town like Presidents. […]

Bring Back Our Girls!!
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Bring Back Our Girls!!

Days have passed into weeks and we are hopefully not heading into months of captivity for almost 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group. ‘It has been reported that some of these girls have successfully escaped their captors, according to a local official,’ Nigerian newspapers reports. […]

Empowerment: "I am the Boss!"
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Empowerment: “I am the Boss!”

I recently gave a speech before An Empowerment Luncheon for the 100 Black Women of Suffolk County. I was so honored to speak before such an impressive group of women. The topic was economic empowerment and compiling this speech required that I examine my own view of how to become empowered. I believe that there […]

The Underground Railroad - Many Still Waiting for the Train
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The Underground Railroad – Many Still Waiting for the Train

We have often heard the phrase that there is nothing new under the sun. Each day we reinvent a thought, an invention, a strategy that those who have gone before us, either attempted to build, to dream or to create. So when the courageous, strong, intelligent and fearless Harriet Tubman took up the armor to […]

Celebrating 25 Years of New York Trend: On The Battlefield
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Celebrating 25 Years of New York Trend: On The Battlefield

How many times in your life have you had a fleeting thought? How numerous the occasions when you were at your desk at work and thought about how you could run this company? Have you ever daydreamed of a new position, an adventure, a risk that might seem so far out of reach and so […]

The Death of Trayvon Martin and the Shame of American Justice……(Commentary by Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams, Owner, NYTrend)
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The Death of Trayvon Martin and the Shame of American Justice……(Commentary by Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams, Owner, NYTrend)

Think of the shame we have brought down upon us by airing our dirty laundry for the entire world to see. Land of the free, home of the brave, freedom and justice for all. Do these words still apply after the verdict by a jury of six-women:  five white, one Hispanic- who concluded that on […]