Monday, February 19, 2018

Book Recommendation: Black Woman Redefined – Available Now!

My good friend and colleague former JET Columnist, White House Reporter, MSNBC / & Essence contributor Sophia Nelson has penned a new book that everyone is talking about! Black Woman Redefined:  Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in The Age of Michelle Obama. We all heard about and were appalled by the Psychology Today article last week […]

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Heels & Helmets Superbowl XLV Primer

Are you ready for some football?  Whether you’re watching the game with your man or going to a Superbowl Party you need to be prepared to talk shop with the boys (and girls).  Our favorite sports blog, Heels & Helmets has a great four part series to get you up to speed by Sunday’s game.  […]

The Money Mom: I Am Thankful!

This past November we celebrated Thanksgiving. For many of us, we had turkey, dressing, pies, cakes, and family on our minds. And I was no exception. I love that time of the year because I get to take time off from work to be with my family. This is not always easy for me to […]

10 Things Black Girls Do

Interestingly trending on Twitter was #thingblackgirlsdo. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But decided to take a look at the trending topic. What I saw was not so much good, too much bad, and a hell of a lot of ugly. So the black girl in me wanted to change the conversation to something […]

Women You Should Know: Women of Color on Marie Claire’s Women on Top

As soon as I saw this article appear in my RSS feeder, I took a deep breath and hoped the list would represent the diversity of all women, including women of color.  Marie Claire did not disappoint me. Marie Claire’s Women on Top features 18 successful women who are changing the world.  I encourage you […]

Childhood Obesity

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month – the first such commemorative month to focus on childhood obesity.  An initiative started by Cleveland Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH), President Obama recently proclaimed September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to President Obama’s proclamation: Childhood obesity has been a growing problem for decades.  While it has […]

The Sound of Silence: I Dare You to Give it a Try

Silence is the relative or total lack of audible sound. By analogy, the word silence may also refer to any absence of communication, even in media other than speech. Silence is also used as total communication, in reference to non verbal communication and spiritual connection. Okay so like many of you I saw the new […]

Happy Birthday Social (In)Security

Last week marked the 75th birthday of legislation creating Social Security.  While politicians traded barbs back and forth on how the other political party has ruined it, Social Security remains in dire straits.  The reality of a program designed to provide a supplement to retirement income has morphed into a belief that social security in itself will fund […]

Understanding College Football

Compliments of Guest Blogger Heels and Helmets: It’s August and college football is here!  Over the weekend, college football programs opened camped and the USA TODAY Coaches’ Poll released its 2010 Preseason Top 25.  Here are the teams that the 59 head coaches on the USA TODAY Board of Coaches voted to be on the […]

What Tuesday’s Primaries Mean for Young Women

June 24, 2010 by  
Filed under politics, women you should know

By Jessica Grounds, Executive Director of Running Start Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, and Elaine Marshall’s primary wins Tuesday night are once again focusing the nation’s attention on women running for political office.  While it is an exciting year for all of us who work hard to promote bringing more women to elected office, we must not […]

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