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Day: <span>March 5, 2021</span>

Thousands of Black Women are Eating to Live

Award-winning public health nutritionist and author Tracye McQuirter, MPH, has seeded a movement to turn communities of color on to healthy plant-based foods.And it’s growing. Tracye says her goal is to change the “health paradigm” of black women. “We are leaders in so many progressive ways, but we are in a crisis when it comes […]readmore

Medgar Evers College Presents Virtual Salutes to Black Women

Planned Medgar Evers College virtual events this month include panel discussions on  women in healthcare sharing their experiences combatting COVID-19 and the pandemic’s effects on communities color.  For information on the full March programming slate, scheduling and registration,  check the website for registration information and times: www.mec.cuny.edu/womens-history-month-2021 March 9 – Coloring Outside the Lines: This virtual panel discussion will […]readmore

2010 Phenomenal Women in Media Awards Event at Herbert Von

by Gloria Dulan-Wilson Back in the day, The Impressions with Curtis Mayfield sang a song entitled “Too Much Love” which said in part, ‘never in this world can there be too much love.’And I certainly felt that sentiment was expressed over and over again at Herbert Von King Park’s 2010 Women’s History Month PHENOMENAL WOMEN […]readmore

Meisha Porter Appointed New DOE Chief as Richard Carranza Resigns

By Sarah CobbleOn February 26, 2021, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Meisha Porter as the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education (“DOE”), the largest school system in the nation. Porter was appointed after Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced his resignation.In his tenure as Chancellor, Carranza advocated for public education and equity. […]readmore

Agriculture: Farm to Table

LEAH PENNIMAN, mother of two, is a farmer and food sovereignty activist. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in Rensselaer County, NY in 2011 with the mission to end racism in the food system and “reclaim the ancestral connection to land.” In an address to an organic conference March 2020, Penniman, who has more than 20 […]readmore

What’s Going On – 3/4

USA/FINAL DAYS OF WINTERMarch is the month that comes in like a lion and exits like a lamb. It is Women’s History Month. Other March dates of note are daylight savings time, the vernal equinox, the first day of spring…. I forgot; It is the time for March Madness.We thought that the Democrats election victory […]readmore

Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Activist and Power Broker, Dies At

Bill Chappell, NPRVernon Jordan, the civil rights lawyer who built a career as a power broker in politics and business, has died at age 85.Jordan “passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by loved ones,” his daughter, Vickee Jordan, said in a statement sent to NPR. “We appreciate all of the outpouring of love and affection.” […]readmore