Thursday, March 19, 2015

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area's 17th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area (NCBW-OBAC) cordially invites you to be a part of its 17th Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards Luncheon. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. The program's keynote speaker is Rosalind L. Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer and Global Director of Education & External Relations for Intel Corporation.  Mistress of Ceremonies is London Breed (Supervisor, District 5), President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

The affair, which honors the first African American female self-made millionaire and business leader, Madam C.J. Walker, is designed to celebrate the rich tradition of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted in the African-American culture. In the tradition of Madam C.J. Walker, we will honor four outstanding women from our community and the 2015 Positive steps Winner of the Madam C.J. Walker Essay contest.

For Luncheon Tickets:  Here

For Sponsorship Package:  Here

Friday, April 10, 2015

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel

A CDA Consulting Group Presentation


Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, April 18th at 2 p.m. - Silicon Valley African Film Festival "BOUND: Africans vs African Americans"

SVAFF invites you to join them in welcoming film director Peres Owino and producer Isaiah Washington for a special screening of BOUND

Community dialogue immediately following screening.

Silver Creek High School (Raider Hall)
3434 Silver Creek Road
San Jose, CA  95121

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SAE at Oklahoma University - How Do You Really Feel About Us?

It's 2015 and we're still talking about - you guessed it - overt and vile acts of racism.

I can only imagine how many times this "song" had been sung on buses, in frat houses, on campus and possibly in churches before it became public knowledge that there's a whole new generation of racists amongst us.

This chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was uncovered in all its ugly glory for the world to see that Jim Crow uses twitter and instagram now.

Today, we learned that the two alleged "ringleaders" of the chorus were expelled from the university.  I think that's sort of like closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.

And how many of us really believe that the university had no idea of the racist antics of students on their campus?

I'm still shaking my head over the African American man who has been on the news who admits to being a member of SAE.  For him, and other Blacks who pledge white fraternities and sororities, I can't help but wonder, "Why?"  Some things will never change.  And I go further and ask, "haven't you heard of the wonderful, historically Black Greek fraternities and sororities we are blessed with?"

"It's like a jungle, sometimes it makes me wonder, how I keep from going under."* (Grandmaster Flash)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Services Set for Dori Maynard, President of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Dori Maynard
May 4, 1958-February 24, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Barbara Rodgers)

Dori Maynard, President of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education passed away earlier this week after battling lung cancer.

Memorial Services in Oakland

Monday, March 2, 2015 
11:00 a.m.
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA

Plans for a memorial service in Washington DC are pending

For further information, contact:  Evelyn Hsu, MIJE Program Director, 703-437-6355

Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Powerful Women of the Bay" 6th Annual Awards Luncheon, Friday, March 13, 2015 in Oakland, California

Reception:  11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Program:  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Wedgewood in the Metropolitan Golf Links

10051 Doolittle Drive, Oakland, CA

A CDA Consulting Presentation

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Macy's Union Square San Francisco Celebrates Black History Month on Wednesday, February 25th



Macy’s Hosts June Ambrose and Johnetta Boone for Special In-Store Conversation in Celebration of Black History Month  

Join Macy’s Union Square and celebrity fashion stylists and designers June Ambrose and Johnetta Boone for a conversation on Soul Era style and a look back at fashions that rocked the runways of the ‘60s and ‘70s in honor of Black History Month.

June Ambrose and Johnetta Boone will be at Macy’s Union Square for their next stop on tour in celebration of Black History Month. The tour aims to celebrate the culture-defining trends of the Soul Era, reflecting on fashions from elegant high glamour to the hottest looks on the street and honoring designers that have shaped American and global culture.

Following the conversation, Macy’s will host a reception for its customers along with an informal fashion show of recreated trends from the Soul Era. From February 1 through 28, visit to enter for the chance to win† a trip for 2 to New York City, the style capital of the world, a Macy's shopping spree and a makeover by celebrity stylist, June Ambrose!
 Wednesday, February 25th  at 6:00PM
 Macy’s Union Square – 3rd Floor, Women’s Building
                170 O’Farrell Street   


Thursday, February 19, 2015

"Friends of Faith" 2nd Annual Community Outreach Day! Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from Noon Until 9 p.m.


Nellie's will be open on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 for a special fundraiser to benefit Friends of Faith. Cheri Dove, President of Friends of Faith, along with Barbara Rodgers and other members of FOF will stop by the restaurant and provide information about the organization. This is an all-day event with entertainment, vendors, speakers and raffles.
A percentage of the cost of your meal will be donated to Friends of Faith. There will also be an opportunity for you to make an individual donation to FOF. You will also receive a complimentary dessert with the purchase of each meal.

Nellie's Soul Food Restaurant, 1125 3rd Street, Oakland, CA  510-625-1350

(No Groupon or Yelp Promotions will be accepted at this event)