Representatives of BW4PC attended White House Screening of Lifetime Television's, "Trip to Bountiful" with Cecily Tyson, Blair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams. First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Associate Director of Public Engagement Heather Foster led discussion following film.
In Photo Joycelyn Daniels, Barbara Reynolds, Karen Portman, Stephanie Myers, and Ruth Marshall
Black Women for Positive Change, a civic network, announces their endorsement of Darrel Thompson for Ward 6 seat, City Council, District of Columbia. In a joint statement National Co-Chairs Dr Stephanie E. Myers, resident of Ward 6 and Daun S. Hester, stated, “Darrel Thompson is a home-grown Washingtonian, partially raised in Baltimore. Having grown up in the inner city he understands the challenges and obstacles facing today’s youth. We are impressed with his breadth of education as a graduate of Morgan State University and his Masters Degree from Harvard University. We believe Darrel’s experience as a staff member… Continue reading
|Stephanie Myers, Ruth Marshall, Sandy Henderson, Michael Carter, Rhonda Glen, Erin Gormley and Erin's son, went to the White House to welcome French President Francois Hollande. While a few didn't make it through the entire event due to cold, others had a great time!|
Rhonda Glen, BW4PC/Maryland says, "The State Arrival Ceremony for Francois Hollande, President of a France, was a really enjoyable and memorable White House event! It was definitely cold, but it was a crisp and sunny day which provided a beautiful backdrop to the display of patriotism, diplomacy and hospitality which encompassed the hour-long ceremony. To the… Continue reading
|Posted by Valerie Jarrett on February 05, 2014 at 06:12 PM EST Ed. Note: This is cross-posted from the Huffington Post to the Whitehouse Blog|
In the fall of 1870, a handful of students made their way through the northwest quadrant of the nation's capital, and through the doors of D.C.'s "Preparatory High School for Colored Youth," the country's first public high school for African American children. There, in the shadow of the American Civil War, and dawned with the spark of reconstruction, a converted basement-turned-classroom in the lower floor of Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church bore… Continue reading
President Obama discusses Affordable Care Act at White House meeting.
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BW4PC representatives at National Action Network Luncheon with Rev. AL Sharpton
White House meeting on the Affordable Care Act, December 3, 2013.
Left to right: Marilyn Franklin, Stephanie Myers, Bernadette Tolson, Crystal Ruiz
BW4PC Bears Witness to White House Presidential Medal of Freedom Event
By Karen L. Carrington, Co-Chair, Events & Merchandise Committee and Associate Editor, Black Women for Positive Change Blog
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, our network Black Women for Positive Change, was present at the White House to witness history as President Barack Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to a diverse group of 16 recipients. This highest American Civilian honor was given to iconic TV personality Oprah Winfrey, Former President Bill Clinton, Retired Chicago Cubs Baseball Great and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, celebrated civil rights activist Rev. C. T. Vivian along… Continue reading
On Sunday, September 29, 2013, there was a Non-Violence Event, "Let the Healing Begin", in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at St. James AME Church.
Charter Member Bernadette Tolson and Co-Chair Stephanie Myers with Sabrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin's Mother) at White House Reception for 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
|In Lincoln, Nebraska Mayor Chris Beutler designated Thursday, August 22 as a Day of Non-Violence. "Violence disproportionately affects the lives of people of color across America,” said Jareldine Mays, president of the Lincoln NAACP. “We stand with Black Women for Positive Change in calling for a National Day of Non-Violence and urge government and non-government organizations to continue the work to end violence in our communities."|
Black Women for Positive Change at the March On Washington 50th Anniversary, August 24, 2013! Co-Chair Stephanie Myers, Charter Members Bernadette Tolson, and Faye Morrison
Mayor William Sessoms, Virginia Beach, Virginia, presented a Proclamation for a “Day of Non-Violence”
|Mayor William Sessoms, Virginia Beach, Virginia, presented a Proclamation for a "Day of Non-Violence" to Delegate Daun S. Hester, National Co-Chair, Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC); City Councilwoman and BW4PC Charter Member Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond, and BW4PC Charter Members Sylvia Campbell and Good Brother Rodney Jordan.|
Proclamation with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Lancaster, Texas! Eugenia Rodgers and Cheryl Crittendon-Glaspie
|Commissioner Reuben B. Collins II presented the Proclamation to representatives of Black Women for Positive Change Charter Members Marilyn Franklin, Ruth Marshall, Bernadette Tolson, and Joycelyn Daniels.|
|Mayor William Euille issues proclamation to Black Women for Positive Change, to declare August 22nd, National Day of Non-Violence in Alexandria, Virginia|
|Charter member Charlene Ligon of Bellevue, Nebraska and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock at the Nebraska Democratic Party's Morrison-Exon Dinner. Mayor Hancock was the keynote speaker.|
|Charter members Bernadette Tolson and Ruth Marshall with Dr. Regina Benjamin, US Surgeon General at the White House at an event with Moms of Victims of Gun Violence.|