Black Women For Wellness is committed to healing, supporting and educating Black women and girls through health education, empowerment and advocacy.

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Black Women for Wellness Sisters @ Eight

Sisters @ Eight

Sisters @ Eight is Black Women for Wellness’ community forum, which brings hot topics and major health and wellness issues to the forefront of public conversation.

Sisters in Control

Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice (SCRJ) project supports policy, utilizes programs, works with advisory councils, commissions and boards to secure reproductive justice for women and girls.

Black Women for Wellness Sisters with Options
Black Women for Wellness Sisters with Options

Sisters with Options

Sisters with Options provides strategies to empower and support women as advocates for themselves, their children and families in seeking and securing quality health services.

Sisters in Motion

Sisters in Motion is a program with goals to decrease the incidents of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity through education, lifestyle change, prevention and physical activity.

Black Women for Wellness Sisters in Motion

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Our Publications

Black Women for Wellness Not in my Hair Publication

Black women are the largest cosmetic consumers of any US demographic, spending $7.6 billion annually. Many hair care products and processes are known to contain chemicals that can negatively effect our health. This factsheet was created by Black Women for Wellness to educate beauty workers and consumers on toxins in personal care products.

Black Women for Wellness Natural Evolutions Publication

This report compiles more than 5 years of surveys, focus groups, literature reviews, canvassing and conversations with African American and Black beauty industry professionals. Black hair care professionals and workers are over exposed to and under protected from toxic chemicals commonly found in hair and personal care products marketed to Black women & girls.

Black Women for Wellness 2016 Voter Proposition Guide

Our 2016 voter proposition guide offers voter education on California propositions decided in the 2016 election. Although the election has passed, this guide provides insight on the legislative issues we faced in California in 2016.

News Archives

BWW in the News – Article – The Constant Fight

Original Article: FinalCall.com The Constant Fight Against Disrespect Of The Black Female By Charlene Muhammad -National Correspondent- | Last updated: Apr 6, 2017 – 3:30:37 PM LOS ANGELES—Comments like conservative TV talk show host Bill O’Reilly’s public denigration of U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters with a “joke” left Black women fuming and responding. Advocates and activists…

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2017 – Submit Your Nomination Bring a Brother to Breakfast

Greetings Black Women for Wellness community! We are asking the community of BWW to nominate the brothers in their lives for this award – to spread the love, each year you have brought brothers to breakfast and we have no idea who those brothers are and why you choose to bring them to the breakfast.…

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ED STATEMENT – Black Women for Wellness calls for a real apology and yes answer the question

For Immediate Release March 29, 2017 Contact: Amy Lebowitz, Camino PR 212.255.2575 / amy@caminopr.com Black Women for Wellness calls for a real apology and yes answer the question Statement from Black Women for Wellness LOS ANGELES — Yesterday, Bill O’Reilly commented about Rep. Maxine Waters (D – CA) as she provided political analysis: “I didn’t…

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The Criminalization of Black Girls in the American School System

Black girls are the fastest growing segment of the juvenile justice system population (Mother Jones) The problem often stems from well intentioned “zero-tolerance” policies that too often inject the criminal justice system into the resolution of problems: (PBS) Black girls are suspended and expelled from school at higher rates than other girls. (National Women’s Law…

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A quick history of slave revolts in South Carolina

  The historic roots of Charleston’s Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has been mentioned quite a bit over the last few days given the tragedy that happen there. The deep roots of the church have also been mentioned quite a bit, but not much have been said about Denmark Vesey, one the founding members of…

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AB 775: Reproductive FACT ACT

Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Autumn Burke (D-Los Angeles) introduced AB 775, a bill that helps ensure women receive prompt access to affordable, comprehensive reproductive-health care and are empowered to make fully informed decisions. Click here to show your support for AB 775 AB 775, the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency (FACT)…

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April 2015 Focus on Equity: Communities of Color in a Post-ACA California

Over 3.5 million Californians have enrolled in new coverage options since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, yet persistent health disparities remain among communities of color, immigrants, and Limited English Proficient populations. Join CPEHN and our partners for Focus on Equity: Communities of Color in a Post-ACA California, as we highlight opportunities to advance…

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The Empowered Lifestyle Coach by Rhonda Kuykendall-Jabari

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

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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Los Angeles County Women & Health Care Reform

Our coalition at our recent (Nov 17th) workshop Looking Back & Moving Forward (Sankofa) at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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