July 7, 2014

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Admiral Michelle Howard Becomes First Woman and First African-American to Be Awarded Four Stars

Admiral Michelle Howard made US Navy history last Tuesday by becoming the first woman and first African-American to become a four-star admiral. Her four-start status was made official when she was promoted to Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the second highest ranking officer within the US Navy. Her promotion ceremony was held at the Women in […]

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LBW July Webinar Features Author and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Andrea Sullivan

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12 noon to 1pm CDT   LBW’s July Webinar features author and one of the nation’s leading neuropaths, specializing in homeopathic and Eastern medicine, Dr. Andrea Sullivan, ND. Please join us for an hour of talking natural health and what you need to know to establish overall wellness in your life. Dr. […]

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NBMBAA Hosts Midwest Regional Symposium; “Scandal” Inspiration, Judy Smith, to Serve as Keynote Speaker

The National Black MBA Association is extending an invitation to the The League of Black Women for their Midwest Regional Symposium,  held in Chicago on Thursday, July 17th at the Chicago Cultural Center from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker is Judy Smith, crisis management expert, and the inspiration behind popular TV show, “Scandal.” The day will […]

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Study Finds African Americans See Barriers to Philanthropic Leadership

Despite an increased commitment to diversity within the philanthropic sector, a majority of African Americans do not believe they have real opportunities for meaningful leadership roles within the sector, a report from the Association of Black Foundation Executives finds. The report, The Exit Interview: Perceptions on Why Black Professionals Leave Grantmaking Institutions (21 pages, PDF), […]

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Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou, Dies at 86

Today we lost one of the most inspirational, wise and poised Black women seen in modern American history. May Maya Angelou’s civic, written and professional works forever be embedded in our hearts. Click here to read The Root’s article about Dr. Maya Angelou’s life and the important and influential contributions she made to American society and around […]

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A Message From the First Lady on Mother’s Day

A powerful Mother’s Day message issued by the White House from First Lady Michelle Obama: Although Mother’s Day has passed, it’s never to late to honor the role of mothers, which First Lady Michelle Obama does in a powerful message that was issued this past Mother’s Day. This message served as an acknowledgement and call to action for girls’ and women’s […]