Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend and planning this year certainly feels different. A little history; Black Women for Wellness began holding an annual Mother’s Day event for a number of reasons – one of our members was a single mom of a baby much too young to know to celebrate Mother’s Day, another of our members was facing her first Mother’s Day with out her mom, another felt her husband would not give her recognition and finally we had a few mothers of the organization who we wanted to honor for all the help, support, money and love they shared with BWW over the year. It has been one of those years for BWW.

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AWARDEES AMISTAD AWARD RYAN SMITTH For support and contributions to our community CHAMPION AWARD JAMES WOODSON For exceptional commitment to our community and justice CHAMPION AWARD KEVIN COSNEY For exceptional commitment to our community and justice SOLDIER AWARD JASON MITCHELL For distinctive devotion and dedication to the community WARRIOR AWARD JB AFOH-MANIN For Outstanding Leadership…

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Every Step We Take: Martha Dina Argüello Honored for Making Strides in Global Environmental Justice Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King Jr. Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is honoring Martha…

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Jan Robinson Flint, the Executive Director of  Black Women for Wellness is on her way….Check out Liberty Hill’s  President Kafi D. Blumenfield message below about the trip: In just three days, a delegation of 18 Liberty Hill grantees, donor-activists and staff will meet with White House senior officials for a conversation about critical social justice…

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Written by our friends at Asians Communities for Reproductive Justice… By Dana Ginn Paredes I live in the Fruitvale, a mostly Latin@ neighborhood in Oakland. I love this city and fall in love with it every morning as I ride my bike down Foothill Boulevard toward downtown. I ride through mothers walking their children to…

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From Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice  Blog This is my Black history, not yours by Shanelle Matthews, Communications Manager [dropcap]Black[/dropcap]Women Writers— a timeless book that lays perched on my teeming bookshelf, tattered pages strewn with notes, insignificant to the naked eye. This critical evaluation of Black literary brilliance, that assesses the works of women like…

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By Scott Johnson Oakland Tribune Posted: 02/20/2011 12:00:00 AM PST This is an excerpt from reporter Scott Johnson’s blog, which focuses on the impact of violence and trauma on the community. Go to www.oaklandeffect.com for updates on his reporting. Feb. 17: Walter Hoye is an African-American anti-abortion activist and minister, who lives in Union City. Lately,…

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