Fair Play, Means Fair Pay

As we close out Women’s History Month there has been much attention paid to the progress women have made over the years.  The stone-cold reality is, women are still underrepresented at every level in the workplace, and women of color are the most underrepresented group of all, lagging behind white men, men of color and white women.

Black-owned Greeting Card Brand, Culture Greetings, Now Offers In-Store Pickup at Walgreens

“The launching of this new partnership and integration reflects a significant first for the Walgreens API team,” said Andrew Schweinfurth, Manager, Walgreens Developer Relations. “As we welcome Culture Greetings and founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, we acknowledge that she is the first African American female founder to join the platform.”

Own: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air Primetime Special

The theme for the 2019 Gala is A Journey to the Pride Lands, based on the upcoming Walt Disney feature, “THE LION KING.” Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish will serve as the Gala’s master of ceremonies. TV personality and best-selling author Star Jones returns as the Gala’s celebrity auctioneer for the third year. Presenters include Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and author Shaka Senghor. 

Let’s Clamp Down on Tobacco and Vaping Product Access for Young People

Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips – they die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Death from tobacco is, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of preventable death. But too many people, enticed by advertising, think that smoking is so “cool” that they embrace it. And the tobacco industry spent more than $9 billion on smoking advertising, or about a million dollars an hour.

First Ladies Health Initiative Sponsors Back to School Party

  Hundreds of people took advantage of services and resources offered at the Back to School Party sponsored by the First Ladies Health Initiative on July 28. The free event, held at the First Ladies Health House in South L.A., featured free vaccinations for children and free health screenings for adults. Also, 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to students. Several health partners and volunteers donated their time and expertise to provide screenings for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and various cancers. The medical and health representatives were from Walgreens, City of Hope, Inglewood L.A. EECP Center,

First Ladies Unite to Decrease Preventable Illnesses

The First Ladies Health Initiative (FLHI) is proving to be a strong voice for wellness in Southern California. The faith-based outreach program, created by Executive Director Tracey Alston and sponsored by Walgreens, provided health screenings to more than 37,000 people last year. The success of the effort can be traced to the leadership and involvement of the first ladies of several churches in Los Angeles, Inglewood, Pasadena and Orange County. For the past six years, the women have spearheaded the First Ladies Health Day at the churches, bringing in health professionals to perform a wide range of free screenings for

Meagan Good, Faith Evans, Laurieann Gibson & More Talk Women’s Empowerment

Meagan Good moderates Women of Bad Boy / #BeautyChronicles women’s empowerment brunch in Los Angeles. Sponsored by ORS Olive Oil and Walgreens, the tour seeks to help women defy stereotypes and be the best version of themselves!

Correspondent: Brittany K. Jackson
Journalist/Videographer/Film Editor

Pastors’ Wives Encourage Health, Wellness in Communities of Color

Recently, 35 first ladies (or pastors’ wives) opened the doors of their respective churches to provide free health screenings and medical tests to detect preventable, systemic illnesses — such as hepatitis, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and certain forms of cancer — which have a higher prevalence in African-American and Latino communities. Through the First Ladies Health Initiative, sponsored by Walgreens, thousands of men, women and children participated in First Ladies Health Day at houses of worship representing all denominations. The 2016 season kicked off in Los Angeles on April 9, with a press conference; and on April 10, First Ladies Health

Waters & Devine headline 5th Annual First Ladies Health Symposium

Congresswoman and actress address health disparities among minorities    The First Ladies Health Initiative held its 5th Annual Los Angeles and Orange County First Ladies Health Luncheon symposium at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 21. The forum was designed to bring social and health awareness to minority residents of Southern California and abroad. The fine dining, upscale event was sponsored by Walgreens and featured several distinguished guests and keynote speakers. Both U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and actress Loretta Devine delivered keynote addresses, while a panel of minority health experts, advocates and survivors alike, took the stage to discuss topics