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BWW Executive Director, Janette Robinson-Flint Honored by The Wellness Group

Janette Robinson-Flint (right) with Barbara Perkins  On Saturday, September 29th, The Wellness Group honored Black Women for Wellness Executive Director, Janette Robinson-Flint, with the WOW Award at the 17th Annual Breast and Whole Health Forum. The award recognizes individuals who strive to build a health community. Congratulations, Jan!  Black Women for Wellness team

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#StandWithBlackWomen

Last week, members of the Black Women for Wellness team were in DC to attend the Congressional Black Caucus 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Throughout the week, we were surrounded by powerful, intelligent engaging leaders in our community who are continually fighting for the well-being of black people across the country.  This was even more evident…

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Welcome to the New BWW Blog!

Hello friends,  Welcome to the Black Women for Wellness blog. Here, we’ll share details about the BWW team, discuss current events and learn more about YOU. We’re excited to engage with our community and can’t wait to hear feedback and generate discussion.  xx, Gloria 

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ACLU’s Opposition to Charter Amendment C

Background. Charter Amendment C modifies the process for disciplinary appeals at LAPD. Currently, the civilian Police Commission decides whether shootings and other serious uses of force are within policy or not, and the Chief of Police makes recommendations about serious discipline. But if the Chief recommends that an officer be fired, that officer may appeal…

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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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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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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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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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