Sisterhood Summit 2014 Call for Submissions

We are holding our fourth annual Sisterhood Summit, a symposium designed to provide a platform for young women and girls to develop the tools to advocate, express, create and inspire, while also building active and sustainable networks on local, national and global levels, in New York on Saturday October 25, 2014. The symposium this year […]

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On The Eve Of The 2nd Sisterhood Summit

Tomorrow is a big day for us. Not only is the 2nd Annual Sisterhood Summit, but it’s the kick off to a year of programming that will culminate in August, 2013. We really want to thank those of you out there who have supported us in word and deed, whether it be coming to an […]

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Partner Spotlight: Brownstone Magazine

Brownstone Magazine was founded by the wonderful Tymika Morris, a Berkeley grad and is headed up by her, Kyle Holland and Martine Rouzan — all UC Berkeley alums. Their mission is to “provide a platform that gives a voice to the untold stories, journeys, and legacies of African American girls often neglected by mainstream media.” […]

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Youth in US Delaying Sexual Activity, What Does It Mean?

Originally published in RH Reality Check and written by fab board member Bianca Laureano. A recent National Health Statistics Report has released data in a report called “Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity in the United States: Data from the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth.” The report states it provides national estimates of […]

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Who’s The Boss {10 Ways to Start Taking Control}

Let’s just jump right in, shall we? 1. Take Good Care of Yourself It’s much easier to be positive when you are eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest. 2. Remind Yourself of the Things You Are Grateful For Stresses and challenges don’t seem quite as bad when you are constantly reminding yourself of the […]

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Love

The word “love” is thrown around like a ragdoll, so much so that what it comes to true, deep, meaningful and engaging love, most folks don’t have a clue. Recently, I came across this quote: Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth. +M. […]

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Partner Spotlight: Our Watchful Eye

“Watchful Eye” has built a powerful community partnership comprised of Brooklyn’s social service leaders, local elected officials; faith based leaders, stakeholders, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The mission of the Watchful Eye is to build a community level infrastructure through community mobilization and outreach that allow a cross section […]

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Impossible Is Just A Word

Everyone, at some point of their life, has dreamed of being somebody special, somebody big. Who hasn’t fantasized about being center stage, bowing to audience applause? Who hasn’t dreamed of being the class valedictorian or an award-winning author? And how many times have we dreamed of being rich, or successful, or happy with our relationships? […]

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Motivation: A to Z

Pain may sometimes be the reason why people change. Failing grades make us realize that we need to study. Debts remind us of our inability to look for a source of income. Being humiliated can give us the push to speak up and fight for ourselves. It may be a bitter experience, a friend’s tragic […]

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Partner Spotlight: IFCO

The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) was founded in 1967 by progressive church leaders and activists. Its purpose: to advance the struggles of oppressed people for justice and self-determination. For almost 40 years, IFCO has assisted the poor and disenfranchised in developing and sustaining community organizations to fight human and civil rights injustices. This […]

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