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GirlTrek Presents a Day of #BlackGirlHealing on Inauguration Day
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GirlTrek Presents a Day of #BlackGirlHealing on Inauguration Day

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lord   There is a health crisis in America and Black women and girls are among the hardest hit. Black women die younger and at higher rates than any other group of women in the country. […]

When Bullies Rule...
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When Bullies Rule…

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College Bound High School Senior Is “Walking Towards A Brighter Future”
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College Bound High School Senior Is “Walking Towards A Brighter Future”

On  Saturday, June 21st, The Dollicia F. Holloway Memorial Foundation, Inc hosted their very first 8K Walk-A-Thon. The theme of the event was entitled “Walking Towards a Brighter Future.” The section set for the Walk-A-Thon had a few corporate sponsors, some volunteers and a great turn out of participants, both young and seasoned walkers, who […]

New Social Experiment Reveals Harmful Impact Commonly Used Phrase has on Girls
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New Social Experiment Reveals Harmful Impact Commonly Used Phrase has on Girls

“You run like a girl” or “you throw like a girl” are common insults we’ve all heard or said at one point. Always, the leader in global feminine care, is launching a new campaign today to change the negative perception of the phrase and make “like a girl” a declaration that means downright amazing. The […]

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 […]

What Does It Mean To Be Black In the American Media?
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What Does It Mean To Be Black In the American Media?

What does it mean to be Black in America?  In this day and age, one would think for a myriad of reasons that any racial disparities in this country have greatly diminished. The most obvious evidence for this perhaps, is that a Black man is the face of our country. But this is false. The […]

Walmart Commits to Helping African Americans Pursue Higher Education, Job Training & Placement
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Walmart Commits to Helping African Americans Pursue Higher Education, Job Training & Placement

Walmart has furthered its commitment to provide greater access to opportunities across 20 U.S. communities with the announcement of $1.75 million in grants from the Walmart Foundation to three of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Urban League (NUL) and United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The […]

12 Ways to a Healthier and Happier Family in 2014
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12 Ways to a Healthier and Happier Family in 2014

Your family can start 2014 the right way with a healthier and happier outlook on life. Having a positive attitude towards the new year will create upbeat energy that the whole family will share and put everyone in a good mood. The beginning of a new year is the time to start off fresh by […]

3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money
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3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Herself & Her Money

If you’re a woman, chances are good that in the years ahead, it will be you and you alone who’s responsible for managing your money. That could be a problem: Even among the very affluent, many women admit they know little to nothing about bigger-picture money concerns such as financial planning and investment management, according […]

YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!
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YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!

In an innovative and bold initiative to hear, support, and amplify the voices of young people, BK Nation, a new national organization focused on education, leadership, violence prevention, jobs, and civic engagement, is partnering with popular brands Hot 97, Vibe, Russell Simmons’ Global Grind, and Prezi to launch “YOUTH TRUTH: Young People Speak Out!” The […]

African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service
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African-American College Football Players Earn Top Honors for Community Service

Many student athletes who excel on the field also score points in their personal lives by successfully balancing athletics, schoolwork and giving back to their communities. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), along with sponsorship partner Allstate, recognizes college/university football players of exemplary character with their annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® award, one of […]

The Spirit Connection: Chris Flisher Brings The Art Of Mandala To Cape Verde Through Art In Embassies
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The Spirit Connection: Chris Flisher Brings The Art Of Mandala To Cape Verde Through Art In Embassies

Entering the hotel lobby I spotted Chris Flisher right away. Long grey flowing hair, laid-back composure.  We are sitting down for a chat at a hotel in Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa, where Flisher has come from Massachusetts to be part of the Art in Embassies program. Among other things, Flisher is […]

Obesity & Unhealthy Factors
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Obesity & Unhealthy Factors

In a recent survey released in the California Health Interview Survey, it was found that there are disturbing but important links between obesity in adolescents and factors including race, socioeconomic status, acculturation and environment.  The original peer reviewed article I chose is Association of Race/Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Acculturation, and Environmental Factors with Risk of Overweight […]