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Urban Chef’s Academy
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Black Women for Wellness | Sisters in Motion | Kitchen Divas Program

Urban Chef’s Academy

Urban Chefs Academy is a youth food club that teaches nutrition and health through food preparation, education, awareness and policy. Providing an in-depth look at our attitudes and practices, food culture and access to food, Urban Chefs Academy creates youth leaders and advocates who will positively impact the health of our families and communities. Topics will include:

  • Healthy Recipes and Food Preparation
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating Choices – influencing school and family policy on food access
  • Plant-Based Food Philosophy: How it Can Be Greener on the Other Side
  • Career Options – From Farmers, Chefs and Scientists to Advertising, Movie Props and Policy Makers, Restaurants, Writing to Business Owners, and Community Leaders
  • Exploring Food Cultures – Local and Global
  • The Triple “A” Threat – Access, Awareness and Attitudes
  • What’s the World Got to Do with It? Environmental Influences that Impact Our Food
  • Political Landscape and Food Policies that Affect How, Why and What We Eat
  • The Future of Food – Trends, Possibilities and Vision
  • Food Scarcity, implications of draught on food security and defining food deserts

Urban Chefs Academy began implementation on Dec 1, 2015 at Barack Obama and Audubon Middle Schools, Crenshaw and Washington High Schools. Funding is via a contract with Community Health Council (Center for Disease Control & Prevention/Beyond the Bell projects).

See Photos from the 23rd Annual Empowerment Summit
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Photo from the Empowerment Summit

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“50 years later: chaos or community?”

Youth session: Turn up for justice

Special guest Mark Ridley-Thomas and Cornel West

Celebrate MLK’s Birthday and see the film “Selma”
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Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by seeing the film Selma and supporting black filmmakers and actors.

Black Women for Wellness along with other organizations is taking a selected group of high school students to view the film on Martin Luther King’s birthday, January 19th.

Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay.[4] It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,[5][6] Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC. The film stars David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Common as James Bevel, Tim Roth as George Wallace, and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King.

Click here to purchase tickets on moviefone

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15 + Xtreme
4020 Marlton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90008

Pacific The Grove Stadium 14
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90036

ArcLight Hollywood
6360 W. Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Vintage Cinemas Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90027

Jan 21st – Experts Answer Your Questions About Obamacare
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Sisters with Options and Covered California Certified Educator/Enrollment Counselors will be hosting an online Twitter event to answer questions about Obamacare.

The deadline for Obamacare registration is February 15, 2015. If you fail to get insurance by that date you will incur IRS penalities of more than $300. If you do not yet have insurance and are unsure about how to proceed, do not miss this event!

We will address questions like:

1) How do I sign up for Obamacare?

2) Can I keep my current doctor if I transfer from my current insurance provider to Obamacare?

3) Do I qualify for tax subsidies to reduce my insurance costs?

4) What happens if I don’t sign up for insurance by February 15, 2015? Will I be penalized?

Sisters@Eight Discusses the State of Los Angeles Hospitals
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Black Women for Wellness Sisters @ Eight

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This Friday, we are hosting our first Sisters@Eight of the year! Join Black Women for Wellness as we take a deep dive into the state of South Los Angeles hospitals. We will have updates on the progress of Martin Luther King Hospital as well as information on St. Francis and St. Vincent sale or closure.
Sisters@ Eight
Friday, Jan 9, 2015
8:30 am – 10:30 am
Department of Water and Power
4030 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

See Photos from the Dec. 2014 Winter Solstice Party
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Black Women for Wellness 2014 Winter Solstice

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BWW’s holiday celebration for staff, members, family and friends…

Sisters @ Eight, #Blacklivesmatter, Dec. 12, 8:30am
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Become a Black Women for Wellness Member

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Following the no-indictment verdict, the killing of Tamir Rice and the countless other young black folks we have lost to institutional state violence in recent times, Black Women for Wellness has dedicated our next Sisters@Eight to discuss emotions, and solutions around black lives. Please join us for this important conversation.

To RSVP, please call Greg at 323-290-5955 or RSVP via Facebook

Date and Time: December 12, 2014, 8:30am

Location: DWP, 4030 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90008


Spring into Love Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Orientation This Week
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Spring into Love Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Orientation

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Attention all Young People Ages 15 – 19

Interested in making some change in our South Los Angeles community by becoming a youth activist and educator for sexual and reproductive health?

Come Saturday, December 13th from 10 – 12 pm at 700 Exposition Park Drive to learn more about the program.

Food will be provided.

What you can look forward to?

A space where youth come together to hang out with friends and meet other young people in South Los Angeles as they learn about reproductive justice and think of creative ways to have their voices heard as advocates, community educators and activists.

Metro Tap cards will be available for participants who decide to participate in the YAC and travel can be reimbursed.

For any young people that help with promoting the orientation by spreading the word through social media will be entered into a raffle for a $25 gift certificate. To be considered for the raffle you must either tag Black Women for Wellness on Facebook or BWWLA on instagram. State why you will be there and what this program means to you.

For any questions / to RSVP you can contact Krissy directly by email ( or by call/text at 323.484.5975

BWW December Giving Wishlist
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Black Women for Wellness Team

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In addition to financial contributions, this holiday season we are seeking a variety of items and services to help support our organization. Please note that we are looking for gently-used items that are still in good working condition.


  • Professional organizers to spend time with our team optimizing our workspace
  • Printing – some of our outreach material is designed – we simply need coverage of printing costs
  • Services we need but do not know yet that you offer

Supplies, Technology & Tools

  • Two Samsung Chromebooks, 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptops (If purchased using the Amazon Smile link, 0.5% of the purchase price will be donated to the Black Women’s Health Imperative. Amazon Smile)
  • General Office Supplies (paper/pens/pads/flip charts/etc)
  • BIG screen television
  • Stereo system
  • Plants
  • Books by and about Black Women
  • Fine Black Art (to keep us rooted in our culture in the office)
  • Confection Oven (cause we are getting rid of the microwave)
  • Multi line phone system (at least 5 + the main line & the fax line)
  • Water Cooler
  • iMac laptop (new or gently used)
  • Dell laptop (new or gently used)
  • Printer Ink – HP 53X
  • Printer Ink – Brother ?
  • Software – Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Software – Microsoft Office Business – Windows
  • Software – Microsoft Office Business – Macintosh


  • Desk (narrow)
  • File cabinet
  • Shelves – to store our paper
  • Couch & love seat + comfy chairs for our living room & reception area
  • Patio furniture

BWW is a nonprofit corporation under Section 501 (c) (3) Revenue Code. Financial Contributors to BWW are tax deductible. Help Black Women for Wellness continue our mission for the empowerment, health and well-being of black women and girls through your donation.

Send your financial donations online using our secured payment portal:

Los Angeles County Women & Health Care Reform
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Our coalition at our recent (Nov 17th) workshop Looking Back & Moving Forward (Sankofa) at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice Civic Engagement Program
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RJ @ 20 Celebration in Chicago Nov 2014
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8:30 am Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Sisters @ Eight @ DWP Auditorium/Free Parking
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
all-day Turning 27 @ Windsor Hills
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Feb 14 all-day
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