by Hanna Rosin (CNN) — This important leader handles the debt crisis with grace, navigating expertly between austerity and growth. The leader’s opponents grumble, more out of jealousy than genuine opposition, and loyal supporters hail the leader as a hero. The leader’s popularity soars; re-election is not in question. Meanwhile, unemployment is at an all-time low, and the leader’s nation is looking like its own island of prosperity, a beacon to a suffering continent.
READY FOR LEADERSHIP—Donna M. Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt Media and known as the Tech Diva makes plans for her two year term as President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter. (Photos by Diane Daniels) Concerned about the growth and development of small and medium size businesses in the region, as the recently appointed president of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, Donna M. Baxter said one of her goals is to provide relevant programming and assistance to support and advance the membership. As an organization she said, “We will continue to extend our arms embracing and supporting businesses from all communities. We’ll also create quality programming for women business owners that will express our new theme, ‘Be Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise in Business.’”
FUN FIT FABULOUS CELEBRITY PANEL—From left: Jennifer Antkowiak, Jeanette Jenkins, Holly Frazier, Nia Frazier and Miyoshi Anderson. Massage Envy appointments, cream to remove stretch marks, zumba workouts, lunch, fun, fellowship, health screenings, vendors from all over the city, and large beautiful burlap bags filled with goodies, are just some of the things that the more than 1000 registered women received on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the annual Highmark Fun, Fit & Fabulous Women’s Health Conference.
Halle Berry introduces new fragrance Exotic Jasmine, an irresistible scent that is perfectly feminine for today’s modern, sexy woman. Captivate your senses with the exotic scent of jasmine, surrounded with an array of sensual blossoms.
ELAINE RICHARDSON At the age of 13, college professor and book author Elaine Richardson was raped. The experience spun her life out of control and as a young teenager growing up in a poor neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio, she soon spiraled into a world of prostitution, abusive relationships and drug addiction.
by Nina Burleigh (CNN) — Last week, a 22-year-old Dutch journalist was gang-raped in Tahrir Square and had to undergo surgery for severe injuries. The assault reminds us yet again of an often overlooked aspect of the Egyptian revolution.
From left: 2013 Legacy Honoree Bev Smith with 2012 Legacy Honoree Jean Bryant. (Photo J.L. Martello) On June 20, the New Pittsburgh Courier continued its six year tradition of honoring the region’s most esteemed African-American women at the 2013 50 Women of Excellence Luncheon. “There’s a saying in the bible that a prophet is never honored in his own land,” said Bev Smith, the Courier’s 2013 Legacy Award recipient. “But the New Pittsburgh Courier continually makes that untrue.”
CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL I have a black belt in retail therapy, so I was thrilled when I first saw Nielsen’s new in-depth report, Brick by Brick: the State of the Shopping Center because it confirms two very important things: our economy is growing stronger because jobs are being created and money is being spent; and as consumers, we are stronger than ever.
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Brandy will be the guest on the June 22 debut installment of “The ESSENCE Experience.” (AP Photo) (Target Market News)–Sirius XM Radio has announced the launch of “The ESSENCE Experience,” a three-week series of live, call-in shows on which the editors of the national women’s magazine, ESSENCE, will discuss women’s issues, health, relationships and current concerns within the African American community. Hosted by the editors of ESSENCE magazine, “The ESSENCE Experience” will launch live on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Urban View channel 110. It will run through Saturday, July 6 when it will air from the ESSENCE Festival, the nation’s largest annual celebration of African-American entertainment and culture, in New Orleans, Louisiana.