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)