Autism and Me!

FollowShare It was Mother’s Day 1991, when I received a handmade Mother’s Day card and a check with a note that would change the direction of my career. The greeting card read, “Happy Mother’s Day from the staff of Jackson Communications,” later changed to OWN: Onyx Woman Network. My unofficial employees consisted of my husband […]

Word of the week: Confidence

FollowShare Word of the week is “Confidence” Enter into a situation as if  you are certain of the outcome, and know that whatever happens, it may have been either meant to “be” or simply a “learning experience” that takes you closer to your goal. Whichever it is…make it a positive experience in your favor.” Don’t […]

Trapped! – Released from Domestic Violence

FollowShare Trapped  By Roxanne Epperson Domestic violence is a public health issue that is permeating our communities at epidemic proportions and affects women and girls around the world regardless of race, ethnicity, or financial status. One-third of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their […]

Starting Your Day “New”

FollowShare Don’t feel guilty when you can’t stick to, or choose to, break away from your routine. When you work hard it is okay to give yourself a break. That is one of the reasons why you work hard so that you can step back when you want and need to. Breaking out of a routine […]

Word of the Day – Collaboration

FollowShare So you want to start your own business! You may be able to start a business on your own, but it may be a challenge to grow your business unless you consider a collaboration. No, woman is an island. It is important to collaborate with others, and it is just as important to be […]

Your Job Search: You Better Tell Somebody

FollowShare Your career move should not be a secret. When you know that you are on your way out, whether voluntarily or against your will, it is a good idea to broadcast your intentions to everyone (except your current employer). You will be surprised to know how many of your friends, relatives, and colleagues have […]

Budget Buddy

FollowShare Find a friend who can help you stay on the money track. She too, may need the help, guidance, or support of someone she trusts. The two of you can help motivate, inspire, and reward one another for even the most minor accomplishments. Remember no accomplishment is too small. Take it one step at […]

Kinks, Locks and Twist Conference

NEW VOICES PITTSBURGH’S 6th ANNUAL  Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ The Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ offers women of color and allies a unique space to explore the dynamic relationship between the health and well-being of our bodies, communities and the ecosystems in both a local and global context.  Several dynamic women from around the country will facilitate workshops […]

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?

FollowShare We don’t call it aging…we at “NEW” call it “Becoming.”  Becoming what, you might ask?  Becoming into what you really want to be and who you really are. Whether you are forty, approaching fifty or far beyond, women say you should celebrate and appreciate these stages of life. Who says getting older means you […]

Word of the Day is, “Focus”

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Daily Dose of Determination

FollowShare Daily Dose of Determination ~ A 90 Day Journey to Drive You toward Your Desired Outcome will help you get determined, dedicated and driven to accomplish your dreams and destiny. With determination, drive and desire there’s nothing that will be impossible for you! Come take this 90 day journey with us. It will truly […]

What’s Your Excuse, Today?

FollowShare Start paying closer attention to the people who are doing the things that you want to do. A friend and I were having a conversation about people not following their dreams. She said  today there is really no excuse for people not doing the things that they really want to do. We both agreed […]