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Marimba Milliones is Paving the Way for a Better Community as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Marimba Milliones is President and CEO of the Hill Community Development Corporation in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania’s historic Hill District neighborhood. She is a national presenter and thought leader in urban revitalization. She is an entrepreneur at – heart, and was born into community development, policy and political work through her parents who were well – […]

Dionna Rojas is an Evolving Woman and a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   A mother, grandmother, wife, author, speaker and educator; daughter of the King, child of God, precious in His sight; Dionna Rojas fulfills many roles in her life, all of which flows out of her desire to love others and walk in the light. Her twenty-four year career in human services has spanned in […]

Ja-Neen Jones stays on Track for Connecting Foster Children with Families as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Ja-Neen Jones has been employed at Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) for 13 years. She is the Director of Adoption & Foster Care Resources. While this position holds multiple responsibilities to include overseeing a staff of 10+ and creating the marketing and communications aspects of TRAC, her passion is recruiting families. Ja-Neen is known […]

Corretta Doctor: On a Crusade to Educate on the Prevention of Suicide and Mental Health Awareness as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare There are those of us who are born to succeed, ingrained with a can-do attitude and a fierce determination to make it no matter how difficult the odds. To someone on the outside looking in, this person always has it together; they exude joy and confidence with a comfortable lifestyle and pleasant demeanor, ensuring their […]

At My Age: Women’s Wellness Forum – Register Here!

FollowShare   You Don’t Want to Miss This Empowerment Forum Spend the day with us as we educate and provide you with information that focuses on the issues women must address to become informed evolving women. Whether you want to start a business, focus on your finances, or need to learn more about self-care, the At My Age Women’s […]

Kirsten A. Womack is Dedicating Her Life to Educating Others on Self-care as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Kirsten spent many years battling health issues due to thyroid disease. In 2010, she was diagnosed with Graves’ disease and in 2011 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent a thyroidectomy. After losing one brother to cancer, two other brothers and her mother to heart disease and her father to Alzheimer’s disease, she […]

Charlise Smith is Riding a WAVE to Helping Women Fight Against Domestic Violence as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare   Charlise Smith is the CEO of CWisdom Management LLC. The organization’s mission is to primarily facilitate safe housing and high quality social services for women and men who reside in subsidized housing, and are transitioning from incarceration in order to help them heal, transform, and rebuild their lives. Charlise is also the founder […]

Jarene Barnes Is Leading the Way to Advocate for Kids as a 2018 Woman to Watch

FollowShare Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County is proud to announce the election of Jarene Barnes as its new Board President. Ms. Barnes previously served as the Vice President of the CASA Board and has a long and active history with CASA both locally and at the national level. She began her tenure […]

Felicia Savage Friedman: On a Mission to Heal as a 2018 Women to Watch

FollowShare Incidences of trauma are making daily headlines in our country. Many inhumane occurrences, whether it is mass shootings, domestic violence, sexual assault and its response to the #Me-Too movement, the loss of a young life due to gun violence, and the traumatic impacts of racism are bringing trauma and trauma healing to the forefront […]

Dionna Rojas is Helping PEAL Sound the Bell

FollowShare Where some may see people with disabilities and special needs as a population that should be segregated from the mainstream; others see an opportunity to help them reach their highest potential. Those other people are among the ones that work at the PEAL Center. The Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership Center, or PEAL Center, […]

We Are Nature: Museum Exhibit for You and the Family

FollowShare We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene October 28, 2017 – September 3, 2018 Carnegie Museum of Natural History Free with museum admission We Are Nature explores the interconnected relationship between humans and our environment. A first of its kind in North America, utilizing interactive exhibits, innovative gallery design, and specimens from our hidden […]

Three Rivers Adoption Council: Foster Parents Needed

FollowShare Welcome to TRAC Three Rivers Adoption Council has served as Pennsylvania’s foremost resource for adoption information, referral services, support, and education. As we grow, we will continue to spread our mission of improving adoption opportunities for children awaiting permanency throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Mission… To create and provide adoption opportunities and a range […]

Adult Novel Explores Betrayal: Is Love Worth a Second Chance?

FollowShare Detroit, MI (BlackNews.com) — A first anniversary, plans for a surprise romantic Hawaii vacation – and a spouse who left you for someone else. Now imagine your ex wants you back 27 years later and is willing to pull out all the stops to rekindle your love. Social media has made reconnecting with people […]

Black History Month: Make History By Creating Your Own Opportunities!

FollowShare     It was Mother’s Day, 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card from my staff that read; “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communication.” (Later the name changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network).  My husband, Daryl and my son, Armon were my only two unofficial staff. At the time, […]