Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit
Hosted by State Farm
Feb. 23–26, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes
REMEMBER WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE?
Reclaim your power today at the 2011 Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit hosted by State Farm. This inspirational, four-day executive leadership summit is designed especially for powerful women like you! Our executive leadership sessions provide expert advice on how to deal with the challenges women of color face both inside and outside the workplace. Network with industry leaders, learn career strategies, explore work-life balance, and gain a new sense of commitment to your professional and personal growth.
In the instant number one New York Times bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Steve Harvey gave millions of women around the globe insight into what men really think about love, intimacy, and commitment. In his new book he zeros in on what motivates men and provides tips on how women can use that knowledge to get more of what they need out of their relationships, whether it's more help around the house, more of the right kind of attention in the bedroom, more money in the joint bank account, or more truth when it comes to the hard questions, such as: Are you committed to building a future together? Does my success intimidate you? Have you cheated on me?
In Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, Steve Harvey shares information on:
How to Get the Truth Out of Your Man
Tired of answers that are deceptive? Harvey lays out a three-tier, CIA-style of questioning that will leave your man no choice but to cut to the chase and deliver the truth.
Dating Tips, Decade by Decade
Whether you're in your twenties and just starting to date seriously, in your thirties and feeling the tick of the biological clock, or in your forties and beyond, Steve provides insight into what a man, in each decade of his life, is looking for in a mate.
How to Minimize Nagging and Maximize Harmony at Home
He said he'd cut the lawn on Saturday, and you may have been within reason to think that that meant Saturday before ten in the evening, but exploding at him is only going to ruin the mood for everyone, which means no romance. Steve shows you how to talk to your man in a way that moves him to action and keeps the peace.
And there's much more, including Steve's candid answers to questions you've always wanted to ask men.
Drawing on a lifetime of experience and the feedback women have shared with him in reaction to Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Harvey offers wisdom on a wealth of topics relevant to both sexes today. He also gets more personal, sharing anecdotes from his own family history. Always direct, often funny, and incredibly perceptive, media personality, comedian, philanthropist, and (finally) happily married husband, Steve Harvey proves once again that he is the king of relationships.
Last season proved that being the wife or girlfriend of a pro basketball superstar may have its perks, but once you peel away the bling and first-class luxuries, the glitzy glamour train often jumps way off the rails. Season 2 is one scorching summer in Miami fans will never forget!
Just like last season on Basketball Wives, we'll follow the extraordinary lives of Royce, Jen, Evelyn, Suzie and even a few new faces. Joining the inner circle is former The Real World star and basketball ex Tami Roman, who joins old friend Shaunie O'Neal, who herself is checking into beautiful Miami for her first single summer in years.
Last season set out to prove that these women, who've spent years being married to larger-than-life personalities, are really just the same as everyone else. Viewers watched them cope with marriages on the rocks, divorces, single motherhood and rough patches in their relationships just like those experienced by women all over America.
Season two finds our ladies facing down old issues and new alike, with even more dramatic outbursts and heart-rending emotional moments than before.
This is the series return VH1 viewers have been waiting for.
Prince Hall, one of Boston's most prominent citizens during the revolutionary period, was the founder of the African Lodge of the Honorable Society of Free and Accepted Masons of Boston, the world's first lodge of black Freemasonry and the first society in American history devoted to social, political, and economic improvement.
Not much is known of Hall's life before the Revolution. He was born in 1735 and was the slave of William Hall of Boston. His son, Primus, was born in 1756 to Delia, a servant in another household. In 1762, at the age of 27, Hall joined the Congregational Church, and soon after, married an enslaved woman named Sarah Ritchie. Eight years later, after Sarah's death, he married Flora Gibbs of Gloucester.
A month after the Boston Massacre, William Hall freed Prince; his certificate of manumission read that he was "no longer Reckoned a slave, but [had] always accounted as a free man." Hall made his living as a huckster (peddler), caterer and leather dresser, and was listed as a voter and a taxpayer. He owned a small house and leather workshop in Boston.
It is believed that he was one of the six black men of Massachusetts named Prince Hall listed in military records of the Revolution, and he may well have fought at Bunker Hill. A bill he sent to a Colonel Crafts indicates that he crafted five leather drumheads for the Boston Regiment of Artillery in April, 1777.
In 1775, Hall and fourteen other free blacks joined a British army lodge of Masons who were stationed in Boston. After the British departed, they formed their own lodge, African Lodge No. 1, though it would be twelve years before they received a permanent charter. Hall became the lodge's first Grand Master.
Hall was active in the affairs of Boston's black community, using his position as "Worshipful Master" of the black Masons to speak out against slavery and the denial of black rights. For years, he protested the lack of schools for black children and finally established one in his own home.
In his last published speech, his charge to the African Lodge in June 1797, Hall spoke of mob violence against blacks: "Patience, I say; for were we not possessed of a great measure of it, we could not bear up under the daily insults we meet with in the streets of Boston, much more on public days of recreation. How, at such times, are we shamefully abused, and that to such a degree, that we may truly be said to carry our lives in our hands, and the arrows of death are flying about our heads....tis not for want of courage in you, for they know that they dare not face you man for man, but in a mob, which we despise..."
Prince Hall died on Dec 4, 1807 at the age of 72. A year later, his lodge honored him by changing its name to Prince Hall Grand Lodge.
On Behalf of "The SophistiKats" of "The Sophisticate Chronicles" we would like to wish the women of Alpha Angels Inc. a very Happy Phounders Day and Congratulations on 5 years as a Nationally Incorporated Organization!!
December 4, 1962. .On the campus of Howard University 4 Young Women would change the view of Auxiliary organizations forever. Transcending from the old tradition of being "Little Sisters" to an independent group of women known as "Angels".
These women will forever and always be known as "The 4 Most Precious Angels"
Angel Judith Cathy Anderson
Angel Linda Suzanne Compton
Angel Carol Michelle Morrison
Angel Kristen Evonne Williams
On November 30, 2005. . 3 women whom were brought into the realm of "Angel" set out on the final mission to complete and legalized the dream of so many women who had come before them. The final resting stop on the 43 year journey of "Alpha Angels" would be Chicago, IL.
These women will always and forever be known as "The Arch 3"- National Incorporators of what is now Alpha Angels Incorporated.
May God continue to bless you all to aim for the light that was originally given by the first to continue the aims and purpose of your organization.
On behalf of the "SophistiKats" of "The Sophisticate Chronicles" we would like to wish a Happy PHouders Day to the Distinguished Gentlemen of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.!!
December 4, 1906. .104 years ago today on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York the vision for African American collegiate men to have a fraternal brotherhood established on a University or College campus. .was brought to LIGHT by 7 courageous young men!!
Those young men will forever be known as the "7 Jewels" of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Henry Arthur Callis
Charles Henry Chapman
Eugene Kinkle Jones
George Biddle Kelly
Nathaniel Allison Murray
Robert Harold Ogle
Vertner Woodon Tandy
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the First African American Inter-Collegiate Greek Letter Organization.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. prides itself on developing leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for their communities.
Historically some of the most promient men of the African American community have been members. .
W.E.B. Du Bois
Martin Luther King Jr.
John H. Johnson
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
And the List Goes on. .
May you all continue to live up to the aims and vision that your founders set before you. Onward and Upward!!
For more information on Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
It's been reported that Lil Kim aka "Queen B" has been in the studio reportedly working on a sequel to her 1996 debut album "Hard Core" which featured the chart topping hits "No Time" and "Crush on You". She has recruited well known producers Will.I.Am, The Neputunes, and The Dream for this upcoming. Perez Hilton is the first to report this. .We shall stay tuned!!
Cavaliers fans packed the Quicken Loans Arena last night to witness what they thought would be a slaughter for the Heat. Signs reading "I hate LeBron James," with t-shirt quotes like "The Lyin' King" or "Judas & Brutus & Benedict & LeBron," filled the arena. Hostility was high in the building last night. Despite LeBron James' unwelcomed return to Cleveland, he came out on top! With his mind-blowing 38 points, the Heat soared to a 118-90 win over the Cavaliers. James overcame adversity and reigned supreme on the court. Though Cleveland went through great lengths to display their hatred towards James, he told journalists he had nothing but the utmost respect for the city and its fans. You can get stats, more interviews, articles and catch highlights of Miami's win over Cleveland at http://espn.go.com/nba/.
Nicki Minaj announces on Twitter that her PINK FRIDAY lipstick will be available for purchase the next 3 Fridays.......she advises everyone to purchase at midnight because the lipstick sold out in 2 hours the previous week. Her lipstick can be purchased on the MAC COSMETICS website at http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Red Velvet Cake is a long time favorite in a lot of households. Recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Today we have for you a recipe for the Holiday Season from B. Smith!!
2 cups cake flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
3 teaspoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extractButtercream Frosting (recipe follows)
Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. In a small bowl, combine the milk, food coloring, and vanilla. Using a spatula, fold into the egg mixture the flour mixture alternating with the liquids, ending with the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into the pans and bake about 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes before turning out onto racks. When the cakes are completely cool, frost with Buttercream Frosting between the layers, on the sides, and on top of the cake.
Buttercream Frosting 6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
4 to 6 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract Mix all the ingredients together until light and fluffy. Serves 8.
The video for "Single" off his latest mixtape "Jackin4Beats" is here!! The song is over the beat of Lil Wayne's "Single"!! Mr. DeVaughn has done his thing with the song and the video is definitely something to see!! A side. .we haven't seen before. .But we Like!!
Female Rapper Khia does a review on the "Pink Friday" album and calls it TRASH! Right before the review, Khia wanted to make it clear that she was not "HATING" on Nicki Minaj, but she was rather unhappy with the album itself. After reading her blog, it was clear that this was more than an album review, but it was personal.
Here is a just a small portion of what Khia wrote:
"Shout out to the stylists and photographers who done a spectacular job, airbrushing and styling this “Dungeon Dragon” because we all know that this “Lint-Lizard” doesn’t look like this in person…. It’s AMAZING what a little make-up and camera angles can do!"
The XXL Pro Curl is a 2 step in 1 Mascara by Maybelline New York. It comes with a basecoat that seperates, curls and lengthens the lashes; and a topcoat that creates a full look for the lash. When wearing this mascara, people are curious to know if false lashes are being worn, and they also give compliments on how flattering the lashes look. XXL Pro is a must have mascara, so add it to your makeup bag today; it can be purchased at your local drug store.
Exercising is great for your health. But it's not so great on your hair. So here are a few tips that will help keep your hair looking good while working out.
If you're prone to sweating, don't work out with your hair under a scarf or hat. This only causes more irritation to your finished results by locking in moisture, leaving your hair wet. Cotton scarves, hats, headbands, etc. can cause friction on your hairline, which over time can lead to breakage. If you use something to hold your hair in place, make sure it's made of satin or silk materials better suited for your hair.
Style That Works
First, schedule a training session with your salon hair care professional to create a style that works for your life one that includes your workout schedule. Schedule this appointment on the last day of your workout week to allow the stylist to see your hair at its worst; they can then help you to get the most longevity from your style. If you plan to maintain your hair, you may want to use a professional hair care line and styling tools to help you obtain salon quality results for a longer period
If you wear your hair in a straight style, wrapping it up with a breathable hair net will work best. This keeps your hair in place, while allowing the perspiration and heat created at the scalp area during your workout to escape. It's also best to keep your hair tied up until your scalp area has fully dried
If you wear a curlier style, pin curling your hair while you exercise and leaving them in place until your scalp dries will help your curls' durability.
If you workout in ponytails, be sure to move the position of the ponytail around; keeping your ponytail in the same spot may cause breakage over time.
If you wear hair extensions, thoroughly rinse and shampoo your scalp area on the last day of your weekly workout plan. It's important to note that the base of your hair extensions should be completely dry before styling in any manner.
If you wear your hair natural but pressed, tie a two-inch wide satin band around the hairline while working out and leave it in place until the hairline dries; this will help keep that area smooth.
Hair accessories are your friend. Hats, scarves, headbands, ponytail holders, barrettes and clips can rescue and update your style after a workout. Stop fighting your hair. If it curls up after you workout, use a product that will help to enhance and manage your curl and go with it. If it falls flat, try a volumizing product to create the lift you are looking for. Make your hair and your workout work for you. Remember, it's about being healthy that's what makes you beautiful.
*This post brought to you via Power to End Stroke and stylist Krystal Landfair. "Power to End Stroke" is a new initiative for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association~*