Black Women for Wellness

Winner of the 2014 Angelenos for LA Award

Our Mission

Black Women For Wellness is committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy. Standing on the rich history of the resilience and strength of our culture, we envision a future for Black women and girls where, in our full wellness, we use our power, beauty and intelligence, to pursue and attain healthy lives and families.

Our Story

Black Women for Wellness started as a group of women who, concerned with the health and well-being of black babies, teamed up with the Birthing Project to implement the Shangazi program. This program matched pregnant women to mentors who coached parents from pregnancy until the child was at least one year old. Within 4 years of implementation BWW began moving upstream to address systems and policies, and became a California 501(c) (3) non-profit in 1997.

Become a Member

With your financial support, Black Women for Wellness will continue to implement programs with our community, expand outreach and education, develop our policy work and community research, and importantly continue organizing our community through dialog, forums, workshops, institutes, conferences. Financial Contributors to BWW are tax deductible.

BWW Projects

Latest Updates & News

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The Empowered Lifestyle Coach by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari

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Your life experience can light a fire or motivation in your participants. Unlike celebrity spokespeople on TV, you are a live, flawed, flesh and bone person just like them. The power of your personal story is more relatable and inspiring than you can imagine. Your story is as helpful as any information they may glean

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Must-Read Literature for Black History Month

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Too Heavy a Load celebrates this century’s rich history of black women defending themselves, from Ida B. Wells to Anita Hill. Although most prominently a history of the century-long struggle against racism and male chauvinism, Deborah Gray White also movingly illuminates black women’s painful struggle to hold their racial and gender identities intact while feeling

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BWW Event Calendar

Mar
7
Sat
International Women’s Day Food & Wine Tasting
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
13
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Apr
2
Thu
Spring in to Love
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Apr
10
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
8
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
May
9
Sat
Mothers/Women’s Day Tea
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jun
12
Fri
Bring a Brother to Breakfast (Annual Sisters @ Eight event)
Jun 12 all-day
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Jun 12 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Jul
10
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
1
Sat
BWW/NappyWood Golf Tournament
Aug 1 all-day
Aug
7
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Aug
8
Sat
Garden Party
Aug 8 all-day
Sep
11
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Sep 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Oct
1
Thu
Get Smart B4U Get Sexy II … still smart and oh so sexy…
Oct 1 all-day
Oct
9
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Nov
13
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Dec
11
Fri
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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