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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nominate a Woman-to-Watch 2018

FollowShare Women are making a difference not only in our communities, but in the workforce, the business world and the political stage. We are giving a voice and being a voice for ourselves, our sisters, our children, to the women who have come before us and those young trailblazers who are also on their way. […]

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: When Helping Hurts

FollowShare Do you struggle with setting boundaries in your role as a helping professional or caregiver? Do you struggle with self-compassion and acceptance? Do you need assistance with stress management to better manage yourself in personal and professional settings? Do you supervise staff at risk for compassion fatigue or burn-out?     Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: […]

Get a jump on 2018: Relax, Relate, Release: Meditation is an All Purpose Resource

FollowShare Relax, Relate, Release — Meditation is an All Purpose Resource. Isn’t it great when something that’s beneficial is also easy? And free? Meditation can help with so many issues I think of it as an all-purpose resource. The best part is that you can implement this today. No special course or materials or training […]

Veronica N. Chapman Helps You Find Children’s Books with Black Characters

FollowShare Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — If you have ever struggled to find children’s books with Black representation, look no further! You can now find them in one place thanks to author and serial entrepreneur Veronica N. Chapman. BlackBabyBooks.com is a website that makes it easier to discover and purchase children’s books with Black characters. Because the […]

Family Matters – The PEAL Center: Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership

FollowShare   PEAL Center The PEAL Center is an organization of parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs who educate and guide: — Families of children and youth, ages birth to 26, who have disabilities and/or special health care needs — Professionals and others who work with children and youth who have […]

Experiencing Life Changes in Her 50s Did Not Stop Her

FollowShare Lisa Stevens Poet/writer Looking back and wondering where did the time go? I was just in my twenties feeling as though the world was mine to conquer. I had a good job, a nice home, a son who is doing great… I couldn’t complain. Never would I imagine that in my 50’s I would […]

Positive Energy Always Creates Excellence

FollowShare Roland Ford, a 67 year old Pittsburgh native, has really set Pittsburgh on fire with his high impact dance classes, enthusiasm, creative talent and energy. Roland has motivated all age groups to stay in shape and have fun at the same time, with his line dancing and fitness classes and a Healthy Lifestyle 2016 […]