Philly rapper, Eve, was recently on Fox 5’s Good Day New York and mentioned her commitment to girl power and her involvement with the Malaika School – a school in the Democratic Republic of Congo educating more than 230 girls. She was so genuinely passionate that I had to learn more. It’s truly beautiful.
It’s #MalalaDay! Learn About the Amazing Young Woman Who Stands for Education of Girls Around the World
Every time I see or read about Malala Yousafzai, I am overcome with emotion. The hairs on my arms stand up and there’s an indescribable electrical current that travels beneath my skin and releases itself in the form of tears. I marvel at how amazing, strong and determined she was and is at such a young age. I cry because she has endured levels of pain and adversity that I can not even begin to image. Not to mention she was shot in the head, nearly died, recovered and stood up for the very thing they tried to silence her permanently for. Something that here in the States many people take for granted. A basic education.
They say that things happen for a reason… And, as crazy as it sounds, it was her getting shot that magnified her propulsion to an even greater international platform. Today, Malala turns 19. Read The Rest
The nonprofit hopes working near Google will provide better opportunities for students and increase diversity in the tech industry. Read The Rest
Eudoxie Bridges, a native of the villages of Gabon in West Central Africa, came from humble beginnings and knows what it means to struggle. She was reared in impoverished circumstances, sometimes not even having enough to eat. Enduring various forms of verbal, mental and sexual abuses, Eudoxie prayed to be delivered from the environment that had become common place in the African culture. She was brought to America, only speaking three English words, yet managed to succeed in our educational systems. Read The Rest
Kelly Rowland, Holly Robinson Peete, Mama Tina & More Serve Fabulousness at the Ladylike Foundation Annual Fundraising Event (PICS)
Fab fem power converged on the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the Ladylike Foundation’s Annual Women of Excellent Luncheon on Saturday, June 4th in Beverly Hills, California. This event honors women in the community and in our world who are “Excellent” in their fields of occupation and philanthropy. Among the stars who attended were Keke Palmer, Tina Knowles, and Honorees Mel B and Kelly Rowland. The event was emceed by Holly Robinson Peete who was a complete stunner in a hot pick knee-length sheath dress. Read The Rest
The Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, and The Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the local chapter of an organization that is 350,000 women strong worldwide, today announced their partnership in support of the P.A.C.E. Program, (Providing Access to Continued Education) a community-based outreach initiative designed to provide education and support to teenage mothers and promote awareness to help reduce teen pregnancy among young adults. Read The Rest
One Kings Lane, a leading online destination for the home, will sell 150 props from the set of Disney’s live-action epic Maleficent and all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The sale will offer one-of-a-kind items, including embroidered and lush cushions, ornate trunks, and pewter serveware from the film set. This marks the first time Walt Disney Studios has sold film set pieces from a new release. The online sale begins May 30 at 11 A.M. EDT/8 A.M. PDT exclusively on www.OneKingsLane.com.
“Fans of the film and its exquisite interiors are in for a treat with these rare pieces, and we’re delighted to be the only retailer to offer them,” said Susan Feldman, One Kings Lane chief merchandising officer and co-founder. “The array of beautiful product truly captures the fantasy and marvel that is Maleficent.” Read The Rest
CPNYC presents DODGE FOR A CAUSE 2, a charity event that gives adults an opportunity to channel their own inner champion-dodgeball player. 100 % of all funds raised will go to support CPNYC’s various programs. Light refreshments and cocktails will be served at the event.
On April 17, Malala Yousafzai and Shiza Shahid, co-founder and CEO of The Malala Fund, will join international activist and Free The Children Co-Founder Craig Kielburger in taking a 24-hour ‘silent’ stand to raise awareness for the millions of girls around the world who have been denied the right to attend school.