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Topic: 5 THINGS BLACK WOMEN DID THIS WEEK
Posted By: EPITOME
Subject: 5 THINGS BLACK WOMEN DID THIS WEEK
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 6:48pm
I love this feature on Clutch magazine

It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Time to share this week’s FABULOUS news about black women. This week sistas are making moves in business, the creative sector, and in economic growth.

So without further adieu, here are 5 great things about black women this week!

Mellody Hobson is now Chairwoman of DreamWorks Animation. Mellody Hobson is a boss! Not only is she the president of Ariel Investments, LLC, one of the largest black-owned money management firms in the country with over $3 billion in assets, but she recently became the Chairman of the Board for DreamWorks Animation after it’s former Chairman, Roger Enrico, resigned. Hobson’s appointment makes her one of the few black women to helm a film studio. { http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/mellody-hobson-will-replace-roger-enrico-as-chairman-of-dreamworks-animation" rel="nofollow - Shadow & Act )

Danai Gurira and Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt win the Whiting Writers Award. Playwright Danai Gurira, best known for her role in AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ and Harvard grad Sharifa Rhodes-Pitt were among this year’s winners of the Whiting Writers Award which is given to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. Gurira and Rhoses-Pitt will take home $50,000 further their writing. Congrats ladies! { http://www.whitingfoundation.org/programs/whiting_writers_awards/this_years_winners/" rel="nofollow - Whiting Foundation }

African Woman’s Development Fund releases book titled, “Woman Leading Africa.”There’s been a lot of talk about Africa’s economic resurgence as of late, but few are speaking about the role of women in that renaissance. According to the Ghana News Agency, the new book is “a collection of conservation and interviews of 18 inspirational African women leaders from Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. It was launched by the Africa Women Development Fund (AWDF).” Written by Nana Darkoa Sekyiama, reviewers have said the book “projects a sense of community that exists on the continent and avails support to those who might feel lost or alone in the struggle for gender equality.” { http://www.ghananewsagency.org/details/Education/AWDF-launches-book-titled-Women-Leading-Africa/?ci=9&ai=51249#.UIq-t2l2580" rel="nofollow - Ghana News Agency }

Alicia Keys launches storytelling app for kids. Since becoming a mama, AK has been taking it slow. She’s spent a few years being a hands-on mom rather than laying tracks, but now she back, and this time she’s incorporating her new role as a working mom. Keys recently released the The Journals of Mama Mae and LeeLee, which follows a young girl from New York City and her relationship with her grandmother. So what made her launch an interactive children’s story? A. Keys told reporters, “I was just getting introduced to kind of the TV shows and DVDs and all the things you start kind of introducing your kids to, and I thought how cool it would be to be a part of something that really allows them to hear music from different places, different cultures, different sounds.” { http://jetmag.com/entertainment/alicia-keys-launches-storytelling-app-for-kids" rel="nofollow - Jet Magazine }

Oprah and HBO team up on new drama. Oprah and HBO are working on a new drama that centers on “a wealthy academic who has become the first black president of a prestigious liberal arts college. He and his family are thrust into national headlines, forcing them to present an idyllic public façade, all while engaging in agonizing personal battles and struggling with dark obsessions.” Sounds exciting! {t http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/oprah-winfrey-hbo-developing-drama-382176" rel="nofollow - he Hollywood Reporter }



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Posted By: Brownsugar1
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 6:51pm
bon bagay Clap

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Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 6:55pm
OMG! I was gonna post this as the 'Official Good News' Thread ShockedClap

I'm really excited to hear about Mellody Hobson and the new HBO series


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Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 6:56pm
Black women in the arts & entertainment field making strides.Clap

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Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:06pm
great. is clutch a black magazine?

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:06pm
Originally posted by nitabug nitabug wrote:

great. is clutch a black magazine?

yes but it is online only


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Posted By: PurplePhase
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:14pm
can't wait to see the Oprah series.

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PEACE


Posted By: tbaby123
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:22pm
Oh! I want to read "Women leading Africa". I am planning on writing my thesis next semester on polygamous marriages in Africa and microfinance


Posted By: nycdiva357
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:26pm
yay... we are winning this week.

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Posted By: DWeird
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:47pm
I really like this

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Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 7:55pm
Positive thread. Thanks for sharing!


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Oct 26 2012 at 8:41pm
Yes!! Clap

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Posted By: MinnyMiss16
Date Posted: Oct 27 2012 at 12:20pm
GOOOOO African Women's Development Fund! While I was in Ghana my roommate worked there. I wonder if her name will appear in the book because she did SO much work. Ahh ghana, I miss thee! BTW the women there are soo down to earth and progressive, its crazy! Their ideas and mindsets are so refreshing.


Posted By: Lilnicka4u2nv
Date Posted: Oct 27 2012 at 12:24pm
Why is this only 2 pages?

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Posted By: tbaby123
Date Posted: Oct 27 2012 at 12:27pm
I am going to go ahead and say this because i truly believe it: african women are the strongest 


Posted By: nitabug
Date Posted: Oct 27 2012 at 12:31pm
Originally posted by Lilnicka4u2nv Lilnicka4u2nv wrote:

Why is this only 2 pages?

because it's positive and about black women.


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Posted By: Gumdrop92
Date Posted: Oct 27 2012 at 1:16pm
Yay for blk women.
Can't wait for the new hbo series! 


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Posted By: Brownsugar1
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 3:44pm
^this

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Posted By: mzmee
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 3:52pm
I'm looking forward to the app Alicia Keys will be lauching. Congrats to all the women. This made me smile.

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Posted By: tasty0619
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 4:02pm
Go us! Lol it's great to be reminded of what wonderful things we can achieve, as opposed to the negative statistics and stereotypes.

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Posted By: Mollymoo
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 4:04pm
love this


Posted By: FarraFace
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 4:24pm
If George Lucas marries Mellody now, I'ma call him all kinds of schemeing asses. I might even throw in a golddigger.

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Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 5:56pm
Originally posted by FarraFace FarraFace wrote:

If George Lucas marries Mellody now, I'ma call him all kinds of schemeing asses. I might even throw in a golddigger.


man they have been with each other for a minuteLOL


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Posted By: miamiu1127
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 6:23pm
Clap

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Posted By: lanae
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 6:48pm
[QUOTE=PurpleHaze] can't wait to see the Oprah series.
[/QUO TE]
Me too it sounds real twisted. Like that "Something's wrong with the Johnsons" (?) short film last yr.

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Posted By: HowardAlumAKA
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 7:56pm


Posted By: 305bgirl
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 9:17pm
Niiiiiccceee!!!!!


Posted By: Eden.
Date Posted: Oct 28 2012 at 11:32pm
yas maam yas gurl


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 8:25am
For this week...

Originally posted by Clutch Clutch wrote:

The Friday 5: This Week’s Fabulous News About Black Women

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/11/the-friday-5-this-weeks-fabulous-news-about-black-women-7/" rel="nofollow -

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/522946_10151242790947855_340256824_n.jpeg" rel="nofollow">Gabby Douglas covers Essence

It’s Friday, so you know what that means: time to shine a light on sisters who are doing big things!

After a looooong week of Hurricane Sandy, D.L. Hughley’s idotic comments, and non-stop political coverage, it’s time to end the week on a positive note.

So, here 5 fabulous stories about black women.

Gabby Douglas covers Essence. One of America’s favorite Olympians snagged the cover of the December issue of Essence magazine. Not only are we excited that the teen dynamo is getting some much-deserved shine, but we’re also happy that Essence is expanding its list cover girls. Check out a http://www.essence.com/2012/08/20/exclusive-gabby-douglas" rel="nofollow - behind-the-scenes video of 16-year-old’s “2012 Women of the Year’ shoot. { http://www.essence.com/2012/11/02/gabby-douglas-graces-december-issue-essence" rel="nofollow - Essence }

Verônica Lima became the first black councilwoman of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Good news for sisters in Brazil. Verônica Lima recently became the first black woman (and lesbian) to be elected to city council in Niterói, which is located in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Lima is the former Under Secretary of Food and Nutrition Security and created the first food bank in her state. Her background is in community activism and she said she will focus on women’s health issues in her community. Congrats! { http://www.blackwomenofbrazil.com/search?updated-max=2012-10-31T05:55:00-07:00&max-results=5" rel="nofollow - Black Women of Brazil }

Venus and Serena Williams visit Nigeria to inspire more African women to take up tennis. Venus and Serena Williams are in Africa visiting parts of the continent as apart of the “Breaking the Mold” tour, which inspires young women to play tennis and lobbies for women’s rights. During a stop in Nigeria, the Williams sisters visited several schools and interacted with local women. Venus said she has been inspired by “the zeal and passion” of Nigerian women to achieve greatness. Speaking to a crowd, Serena told the audience, “We were able to break the mould in a sport that was really dominated by white people … it doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from. If you have dreams, if you have goals that are all that really matters.” Indeed. { http://allafrica.com/stories/201211010309.html" rel="nofollow - All Africa }

Spelman College begins $1 million wellness program. After realizing that nearly half of their students suffered from high blood pressure and obesity, ShockedConfused Spelman college in Atlanta ditched their athletics program, which only served four-percent of the population, and adopted a wellness initiative that will serve every woman on campus. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman’s president, explained why the institution thought the change was a good idea: “I have been to funerals of young alums who were not taking care of themselves, and I believe we can change that pattern not only for them but for the broader community.” Kudos to Spelman! { http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57544255/spelman-college-chooses-fitness-over-athletics/" rel="nofollow - CBS News }

Rosie Lewis, 99-years-young, voted for the first time. Despite being alive for nearly a century, Lewis—a Florida resident—has never voted in a presidential election. This year, she vowed to change that. “I said I’m going to vote if the Lord spares my life this time,” she said. “I made it up to my mind to vote.” Lewis hasn’t been shy about who she is supporting, she told reporters, “I love Obama.” For those who think voting is no big deal, if a 99-year-old woman can get out and vote for the first time, so can you. { http://thegrio.com/2012/11/01/99-year-old-florida-woman-votes-for-the-first-time/#49649283" rel="nofollow - theGrio }




Posted By: 313chick
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 10:45am
Originally posted by Lilnicka4u2nv Lilnicka4u2nv wrote:

Why is this only 2 pages?


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Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 11:49am
Wow im proud of Gabby.

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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 12:52pm
100 page push 


Posted By: Eden.
Date Posted: Nov 03 2012 at 12:57pm
good look spelman, edumacated, fit'n'sessy


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:23pm

The Friday 5: This Week’s Fabulous News About Black Women

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2012/11/the-friday-5-this-weeks-fabulous-news-about-black-women-9/" rel="nofollow -

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/babette-cuisine.jpeg" rel="nofollow">Babette de Rozières named one of the top chefs in France

It’s been a long week, Clutchettes, but we made it. As we do every Friday, we’re going to take a little time to shine a light on sisters around the globe who are doing some fabulous things.

While the media continues to perpetuate negative images of black women, we’re here to give sisters a shout out for all of the fabulous things we’ve done this week.

So without further adieu, here are 5 fabulous bits of news about black women this week!

Tammy Williams became the first black woman to own a TV/film studio in Georgia.Atlanta has quickly become a hot spot for film and TV studios, but there aren’t many black owned and operated studios. Tammy Williams, owner and founder of Open Rivers Studio in Fayetteville is aiming to change that. Williams recently became the first black women to own and operate a film and post-production studio in Georgia. Her focus? To create positive programming that targets African Americans. { http://www.free-press-release.com/news-first-african-american-female-owned-tv-film-studio-and-post-production-facility-opens-in-georgia-1352739191.html" rel="nofollow - Free Press Release }

Babette de Rozières was recently chosen as one of France’s most favorite on-air chefs.Babette de Rozières, a Parisian with West Indian roots, was recently named the fourth most popular chef in all of France, a country known for its culinary tradition. Owning and operating the wildly popular restaurant La Table de Babette in Paris, she recently opened a new restaurant in Paris called La Case de Babette. Magnifique! { http://afroeurope.blogspot.com/2012/11/babette-de-rozieres-chosen-as-one-of.html" rel="nofollow - AfroEurope Blog }

Tracey Heggins adds some much-needed color to the Twilight film series. In Breaking Dawn, director Bill Condon wanted to add black women to the cast of the highly popular Twlightfilms, he chose up and coming actress Tracey Heggins. Heggins plays an Amazonian vampire, and hopes her addition to the film will inspire sci-fi directors to cast more black women. She told Sister to Sister: “[Black women] love science fiction. We love fantasy. We love all of these things, so we would like to see our own faces.  We’re sexy. We’re alluring. Bite us! Don’t even think we wouldn’t have been—you would have, in reality, a healthy vampire community of color.” { http://www.s2smagazine.com/stories/2012/11/tracey-heggins-reps-black-women-breaking-dawn-pt-2" rel="nofollow - Sister 2 Sister }


Bishop Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya to become the first female African Bishop in the Anglican Church on the continent. The Anglican Church is about to make history this weekend when it consecrates the first woman bishop in any of the twelve Anglican provinces in Africa. Bishop Wamukoya was elected last July by clergy and laity in Swaziland. Although the Anglican church in Africa has been ambivalent toward women, the Anglican Church of South Africa has been more progressive. { http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/guest_bloggers/6627/anglican_church_installs_first_female_african_bishop__/" rel="nofollow - Religion Dispatches }

‘Some Girls’, a new series featuring a black female teen lead launches in the UK on BBC3.  It’s rare that black women anchor a show, but the Brits recently premiered a teen comedy that centers around a 16-year-old black British girl (Adelayo) and her friends. The show is about a girl “whose ambition is to stay motivated and go to college. She lives with her dad Rob (Colin Salmon) and her stepmother Anna (Dolly Wells), a New Zealander who also happens to be Viva’s sadistic PE teacher. Viva is great friends with Holli (Natasha Jonas) whose entertaining, violent outbursts are legendary. Saz (Mandeep Dhillon) and Amber (Alice Felgate) complete the gang. They talk about everything from history homework to their ambitions in life. They share everything: their clothes, their moods, their secrets and – occasionally – their mothers’ tranquillisers.” Check out the first episode below. { http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/bbc3-launches-new-series-some-girls-with-black-female-teen-lead-watch-episode-1" rel="nofollow - Shadow & Act }



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Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:24pm
make a new thread everytime. i don't pay attention to these. 

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And Jean Paul Gaultier and a Hermes bag and four inch tips made of ostrich ;Sharp enough to slit your wrists her lips spread gossip ;Won't say sorry when she offends


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:25pm
Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

make a new thread everytime. i don't pay attention to these. 

u paid attention enough to come in and postTongue


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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:33pm
I like the one thread 

100 page push


Posted By: Flowing-Ice
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by Flowing-Ice Flowing-Ice wrote:

make a new thread everytime. i don't pay attention to these. 

u paid attention enough to come in and postTongue

only because i wondered why they bumped an old thread. 
i usually look at old dates and keep scroling. 


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And Jean Paul Gaultier and a Hermes bag and four inch tips made of ostrich ;Sharp enough to slit your wrists her lips spread gossip ;Won't say sorry when she offends


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:34pm
^that woman reminds me of a much older black actress whose name i cannot remember.  can anyone else? i dont remember her roles but she always looked stately and dignified.

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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:38pm
the one in the martin movie .. thin line between love and hate


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:38pm
a young lynn whitfield


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

a young lynn whitfield


YES!!!



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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:43pm
Yea.
My twin.


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:47pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Yea.
My twin.

who? where?


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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:50pm
Lynn Whitfield.
As well as Janet Jackson and Sanaa Lathan.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 8:57pm
LOL


Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 9:00pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Lynn Whitfield.
As well as Janet Jackson and Sanaa Lathan.




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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Nov 16 2012 at 9:02pm
lol sang


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 1:39pm
My girls Chloe and Halle won Disney's singing competition Disney's Next Big Thing! Clap

I don't know what the prize is but congrats to them!







Posted By: *Belle*Femme*
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Lynn Whitfield.
As well as Janet Jackson and Sanaa Lathan.


image

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Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 1:48pm
Ugh @ those girls.

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Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Dec 12 2012 at 1:54pm
didn't listen because Im at work

but those girls look like they're so sweet


Posted By: Brownsugar1
Date Posted: Dec 13 2012 at 5:20pm
QUOTE=Elohim_is_Love]
 
 
At 19 years-old, Britney Exline has already graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

She is the youngest engineer to ever graduate from Penn, and our nation’s youngest African American engineer!

Exline was working on Wall Street at 16, speaks 5 languages, and “has a passion for volunteering to help others, having traveled to Cameroon with the One Laptop program.”

Impressive

In an interview with Ebony magazine, Chyrese said of her parenting,”I made sure they remained committed even when they wanted to quit. They learned you can’t quit an activity just because it’s hard. Sometimes you need to stick with something. That’s the only way to learn how to persevere and overcome true obstacles. Eventually, it becomes a part of you. I believe this.”

Just imagine the potential this young lady has. With her youth and advanced study, she has the chance to do something great.

But the best part about Exline might be her humility.

“I don’t think of myself as extraordinary,” she said.

Link: http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/12/britney-exline-youngest-african-american-engineer/" rel="nofollow - http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/12/britney-exline-youngest-african-american-engineer/
 
 
Congrats to this Young Lady. I hope I have a daughter like this.
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Posted By: Sinnamon_Mami
Date Posted: Dec 13 2012 at 8:12pm


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Posted By: afrikan gal
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 8:50am
very, very interesting video, one of the best i have watched this year


Posted By: Organic
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 9:37am
*ehem*

Can I add? I'm black and a woman (on most days...)

I aced all my finals -- so I'm still holding on to that 4.0 GPA. BRAP BRAP BRAP!!!

Yay me.




Posted By: _ConcreteRose_
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 9:39am
Originally posted by Organic Organic wrote:

*ehem*

Can I add? I'm black and a woman (on most days...)

I aced all my finals -- so I'm still holding on to that 4.0 GPA. BRAP BRAP BRAP!!!

Yay me.


ClapStar

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Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 10:54am
Originally posted by Organic Organic wrote:

*ehem*

Can I add? I'm black and a woman (on most days...)

I aced all my finals -- so I'm still holding on to that 4.0 GPA. BRAP BRAP BRAP!!!

Yay me.




you better work!!




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Posted By: Organic
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 12:11pm
No she did not just...

Because of posts like that is why you are one of my fave BHM'ers, Epitome LOL

Thanks, CR!


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by Organic Organic wrote:

*ehem*

Can I add? I'm black and a woman (on most days...)

I aced all my finals -- so I'm still holding on to that 4.0 GPA. BRAP BRAP BRAP!!!

Yay me.


 
HugThumbs UpHeart


Posted By: 313chick
Date Posted: Dec 20 2012 at 12:39pm
I got a 4.0 this semester too... I was so excited when I aced my Organic Chemistry II final tho because all those allnighters were worth it. I was shocked that I did good in the class cuz I had a B- in it during my midterms. I just want to thank God Heart

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Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Dec 21 2012 at 7:53pm
Move over Dora and Elmo! Doc McStuffins is here! ShockedTongue

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HIV Rates Decreasing Among Black Women. After years of bad news, we recently got a little good news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, new infections among black women dropped by 21-percent between 2008 to 2010, and while the numbers of men and women contracting HIV is still too high, it’s nice to see a drop among black women. { http://frugivoremag.com/2012/12/good-news-hiv-rates-decreasing-among-black-women/" rel="nofollow - Frugivore }

Garcelle Beauvais and Edwidge Danticat in talks to star in Jerry LaMothe’s film “Promise Keeper.” One of my favorite authors, Hatian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, and actress Garcelle Beauvais may soon hit the big screen in the film “Promise Keeper.” The film is about “two childhood best friends from Flatbush, Brooklyn, that spans over two decades, which showcases the vastly different directions they each takes in life. When one gets deported back to Haiti, the other takes his first ever visit to the island, in search of answers, only months after the tragic earthquake that devastates the country.” Sounds interesting!  { http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/exclusive-garcelle-beauvais-edwidge-danticat-stana-roumillac-in-talks-for-jerry-lamothes-promise-keeper" rel="nofollow - Shadow & Act }

Doc McStuffins doll is one of the most sought after Christmas gifts this year. We love Disney Channel’s cute cartoon Doc McStuffins, which shows a 6-year-old African American girl tending to her toys, and so do many young kids. Doc McStuffins, dolls are beating the competition (even Elmo) and are flying off store shelves this holiday season.  The toy is so popular this year, Gerrick Johnson, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets says, “It is almost impossible to find.” Dope! { http://thegrio.com/2012/12/21/doc-mcstuffins-doll-most-sought-after-gift-this-year/" rel="nofollow - theGrio }

Gabby Douglas named female athlete of the year by the Associated Press. Gabby Douglas is having a great year. She not only became the first  black gymnasts to win the all-around title at the Olympic Games, but she recently released a memoir about her experiences. Now, 16-year-old Douglas can add a new honor to her growing list: Female athlete of the year. The AP bestowed the honor on the gymnast because of her record-breaking win. Douglas became just  the fourth gymnast to win the award, and first since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. Congrats { http://thegrio.com/2012/12/21/gabby-douglas-wins-ap-female-athlete-of-the-year-honors/" rel="nofollow - theGrio }

Genoveva Anoman named Woman’s Footballer of the Year. Genoveva Anoman, of Equatorial Guinea, can add another trophy to her growing list. After leading her country’s women’s soccer team to the African Women’s Championship and her professional squad to the Frauen Bundesliga championship in Germany, Anoman won football’s highest honor: Woman Footballer of the Year. Anoman is a prolific scorer and led her German team in goals with 22 scored, a performance she replicated in the African Women’s Championship tourney. Kudos to her. { http://allafrica.com/stories/201212210136.html" rel="nofollow - All Africa }



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Doc McStuffins doll most sought after Christmas gift this year

by Carrie Healey | http://thegrio.com/2012/12/21/doc-mcstuffins-doll-most-sought-after-gift-this-year/" rel="nofollow -

Doc McStuffins, the star of this year’s breakout children’s show, has been officially dubbed the most sought after gift this holiday season.

The new doll has even unseated Elmo as this year’s must-have holiday toy.

The Disney series was introduced in March and has surpassed Dora the Explorer as the top-rated cable TV show for kids, reports the http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/doc-mcstuffins-doll-hard-holiday-shoppers-corral-article-1.1223958#ixzz2Fbs2kRfL" rel="nofollow - New York Daily News .

Doc McStuffins is a 6-year-old African-American girl who treats sick toys.

Chris Nee, the show’s creator, developed the show for her son, and said she didn’t realize how much Doc McStuffins would “inspire kids.”

http://thegrio.com/2012/12/21/doc-mcstuffins-doll-most-sought-after-gift-this-year/doc-mcstuffins2/" rel="nofollow">Photo credit: YouTube

Photo credit: YouTube

“McStuffins products are selling quickly,” said Adrienne O’Hara, a Toys “R” Us spokeswoman.

While hard to find in stores, some parents are turning to online sites such as eBay to cop the doll.  Online prices are reaching up the four times the $34.99 retail value.

Along with the Doc McStuffins doll, her doctor’s bag and the Doc’s friend Lambie are also included.

http://thegrio.com/2012/12/21/doc-mcstuffins-doll-most-sought-after-gift-this-year/doc-mcstuffins-doll/" rel="nofollow">Photo credit: YouTube

Photo credit: YouTube

“It is almost impossible to find Doc McStuffins,” said Gerrick Johnson, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

Good luck if you’re in the market for the Doc McStuffins doll this holiday season!




Posted By: EPITOME
Date Posted: Dec 21 2012 at 8:43pm
Originally posted by 313chick 313chick wrote:

I got a 4.0 this semester too... I was so excited when I aced my Organic Chemistry II final tho because all those allnighters were worth it. I was shocked that I did good in the class cuz I had a B- in it during my midterms. I just want to thank God Heart

congrats girl!!!


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