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Justspeak: More Than One Hundred Strong At The Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

Posted by on Monday, August 1, 2016, In : Social Justice 

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Amazing what you can find in Iowa.
From July 6 – July 12, nearly 120 Black women law faculty from across the nation descended upon Iowa City, Iowa to attend the 10th Annual Commemorative Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop at the University of Iowa College of Law. 
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Original post: 18 July 2016

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Artspeak: Tyra Banks, supermodel, super executive and super motivator, spreads words of Empowerment

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health 

 On March 17, 2012, in Raleigh, N.C., at the 18th annual Radio One Women’s Empowerment Expo, several thousand Black women sat enraptured with Tyra Bank’s “booty” talk.  Although not as well attended as the previous year, the Women’s Empowerment Expo brings primarily Black women from the Triangle Area and across the country together.  The event is part social, part educational, part marketing, part self-affirmation, and simply sisters hanging out to just having a good time amo...
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Remember your heart, says Circle of Red

Posted by on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health 

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but now is not a time to forget about your heart.  That’s the main message of the Circle of Red, a member organization committed to educating women in their community about the dangers of heart disease.

Two days after V-day, on February 16, 2012, I was fortunate to attend a chocolate and wine event sponsored by a Raleigh-based group, and led by professional CPA Sheila Ahler, the current Circle of Red Chair (COR).  ...
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President Obama Didn't Get It Right on Birth Control Compromise

Posted by on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Policy Analysis 

President Barack Obama - Photo: White House

This time I think President Obama got it wrong.  I understand why he made the compromise
 he did—to avoid a religious-inflamed political battle.  But I wished he hadn’t taken the
 road of compromise. In doing so, he’s done a disservice to women’s right to choose
 what happens to our bodies.

Right now, it feels like 1972 before the advent of Roe v. Wade.  This ruling by the Supreme
Court overturned a Texas interpretation of abortion law an...

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Anatomy of the Whitney Houston Tragedy

Posted by Irma McClaurin on Friday, February 24, 2012, In : Black Beauty & Health