Tag: Women



Women of Excellence highlight women’s issues

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.”



Nielson Report: Shopping ‘til we drop

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.



‘The ESSENCE Experience’ to launch live today on SiriusXM

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.



YWCA showcases achievers at 31st Annual ‘Tribute to Women’

TRIBUTE TO WOMEN—Honorees from left, sitting: Linda Lane, Debra Todd, Peggy Harris and Betsy Benson. Standing, from left: Candi Castleberry-Singleton, Cathy Raphael and Alka Patel. (Photos by J.L. Martello) Last year, more women received doctoral degrees than men and there were more women enrolled in college than men. Today, women-owned businesses are the fastest growing segment of the United States economy.