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Karen Jackson, Sisters Network Founder inspires others in new Book
November 12, 2020
Four-time breast cancer survivor Karen Jackson’s new book, In the Company of My Sisters: My Story, My Truth, speaks about her life dedicated to assisting other breast cancer survivors. She talked with the Defender about the book, Sisters Network Inc. and her motto in life. ... read more »
BIDEN-HARRIS WIN ELECTION
November 12, 2020
Perhaps 200 years from now, someone doing research, will view this time period as a turning point in American History.  It is, in fact, November, 2020 and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris makes history, on several fronts, as the first woman and person of color voted into the Vice-Presidential office.  ... read more / view gallery »
DEAR MR. BIDEN: NO BLACK WOMAN V.P., NO BLACK VOTE
August 11, 2020
For the past several weeks living rooms, barber shops, zoom calls and social media have been bombarded with polls, debates and even arguments, all asking the questions “Who Is The Best Choice For Vice President?” The selections may vary drastically depending on what part of the country you live in, whether you consider yourself a “liberal” or a “progressive”? But whomever you decide on that Vice Presidential Running Mate MUST BE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN. Whether it be Senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Former U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Former Georgia State Representative Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms or Florida Congresswoman Val Demings? One thing is for certain if Vice President Biden expects to secure the Black vote one of these women must be his running mate. ... read more »
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Report: Companies Owned by Women of Color Account for 89 Percent of All New Women-Owned Businesses
March 12, 2020
The annual report, based on U.S. Census Bureau data adjusted by Gross Domestic Product data, found that women-owned businesses continue to trend above all others. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased by 21 percent, while all enterprises increased by only 9 percent. ... read more »
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke (Ret) Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
February 5, 2020
I became acquainted with Jackie Lacey while I was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She had worked her way up in the DA’s office and accompanied the Supervisors in their forays to Washington to identify funds for innovative programs to improve our Justice system. ... read more »
‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson Turns 101
November 7, 2019
The renowned mathematician was instrumental in Alan Shepherd's 1961 journey to space. She also played a pivotal role in John Glenn becoming the first American to successfully orbit Earth one year after Shepherd’s flight. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 20, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
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Black Women in America and Cervical Cancer Prevention
February 28, 2019
African American women are twice as likely as Caucasian women to be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and 2-3 times more likely to die from this diagnosis. ... read more »
Brookins Reflects on Her Service to God and His Church
October 17, 2018
God has abundantly blessed the ministry of the Rev. Dr. Rosalynn Kyle Brookins since she answered His call to preach 14 years ago. The wife of the late Bishop H.H. ... read more »
The African American Film Critics Association Announces Its Celebration of Women in Cinema
October 19, 2017
That show will be proceeded by the third edition of the AAFCA Special Achievement Luncheon on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, CA. ... read more »
Pro Child, Pro Family, Pro Choice: Experts Fight to Bring Hyde Amendment Era to an End  
September 21, 2016
After 40 years of women of color primarily being affected by the decision to remove abortion from Medicaid, new polling data shows “battleground” voters are in 76 percent agreement that the Hyde Amendment needs to be overturned. ... read more »
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