We Are Still Celebrating Women Who Won Against Breast Cancer #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast

Meet Mrs. Loretha Blue, a breast cancer survivor, wife, mother and BlackWomenStandUp.com’s 2017 #LoveYourVaJayJayAndBreast Honoree.  Mrs. Blue is a resident of the Bronx, NY., retired, active in her church and totally focused on being the best wife she can be to her husband of 35 years.  We will be featuring the couple in our “Love Lounge” where we celebrate love.  Check back in June 2017 for that feature.

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Thank you Mrs. Blue for being a fighter, an inspiration to many and for allowing us to tell your story, honor and celebrate YOU!

Love the #BWSU Family

BWSU’s “Goddess Spotlight” Dr. Mom Pt. 3

Black Women Stand Up (BWSU)’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton did a live online interview with Dr. Doris Higginbottom, affectionately known as #DrMom, BWSU’s first “Goddess Spotlight” Feature, below is the conclusion of the three part interview. Check out #DrMom as she delves into how she found love again, answers viewer’s questions and expands on how she took a chance on” HERSELF,” through education, hard work and a desire for more!

You can also view Ep. 1 – Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 via the links below.

Pt. 2: Dr. Mom Interview Ep. 1- Pt. 2

Pt. 1: Meet Dr. Mom BWSU “Goddess Spotlight” Feature

Thank you again to Dr. Doris Higginbottom for sharing her empowering story with us.  It is our desire to inspire and  empower women to become their best self through the examples of our “Goddess Spotlight” Features.

Peace and Love,

Tiffany and Alexandra – BWSU Co-Founders

p.s. – If you know of a Black Woman or Woman of Color that you feel would make a great feature for our “Goddess Spotlight” Series, send an email to: Contact@BlackWomenStandUp.com

Visit Our Black Women Stand Up TV Blab Channel at https://blab.im/BlkWomenStandUp

 

 

BWSU’s “Goddess Spotlight” Dr. Mom Pt. 2

Black Women Stand Up.com’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton interviewed Dr. Doris Higginbottom (Dr. Mom) for the site’s first “Goddess Spotlight” feature, below is the second part of a three part video interview with Dr. Mom.

In this episode Dr. Mom delves into the start of her educational journey towards her PhD, as an older woman with nine children returning to school.  She  shares what kept her motivated and inspired to keep going.  You can check out Pt. 2 of Ep. 1 below. Please comment and share because you never know whom you may inspire to become their best self after watching!  Thank you.

Join us on FB as well, and be a part of the  Black Women Stand Up FB Community:)  Tell a friend to tell a friend!

Peace and Love.

Black Women Stand Up’s “Goddess Spotlight”…Meet Dr. Mom

Happy Wednesday! Meet our first Black Women Stand Up (BWSU)’s Goddess Spotlight, Dr. Doris Bloom-Higginbottom whom we affectionately nicknamed Dr. Mom. Check out BWSU’s video interview with Dr. Mom which took place Saturday, January 9, 2016 live on http://Blab.im. Below is part one of our three-part interview.

Dr. Mom, mother of nine who was a teen mom, high-school dropout and widowed, defied all odds and let nothing stand in her way as she worked to create a better life for her and her family. In December of 2014 at 67 years of age, Doris Bloom-Higginbottom graduated with her PhD from PVAMU a Texas University.

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Dr. Mom’s daughter, Kimberly Bloom, had this to say about her Mom “This woman is my living hero, my game changer, a conqueror, and a warrior who won’t give up on hers’!” Pictured below, Kim and Dr. Mom

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Graduation Day – It’s a Family Affair…

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Graduation Day

“The Nine”

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Visit our Feature Page here: https://blackwomenstandup.com/business-feature/ to learn more about our Goddess Spotlight Feature, and to find out how you can nominate someone who you think needs to be in the spotlight!

Peace and Love,
BWSU Family:)

Please like and share, thanking you in advance.

BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Co-Founder Celebrates Birthday…

Happy Friday Black Women Stand Up (BWSU)  Community, please join me in saying Happy Birthday to Alexandra Lutchman, Co-Founder of  BWSU!!!  It is such an honor to celebrate the birthday of this amazing woman…Happy Birthday Alex, love you to pieces!

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Wishing you many more, and a day full of smiles:)

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Thank you for being a part of this journey as we Empower Women and Stand-Up for Love.

Love you,

Tiffany

#BlackWomenStandUp Launches T-Shirt Fundraiser Initiative

Greetings #BlackWomenStandUp Community,

Happy Hump Day! It’s cold and snowy here in New York City, so it is my hope that someone is sitting in the beautiful sunshine reading this:)

I am excited because today is the official launch of our T-Shirt Fundraiser Initiative, and we need your support to make it a success. I ask that you join us in our efforts to raise funds to further our work as we are focusing on Uterine Cancer Awareness and other Health and Wellness projects this year. This is extremely important and personal to me, as I lost my mother to the disease in 2013 and this is my way of celebrating her life, keeping her name alive, all while raising awareness and empowering women to take control of their health and life!

We have some awesome things planned for 2014, and it starts here, click the link below to go directly to the Launch Page to purchase a T-Shirt, or make a donation.

https://www.booster.com/blackwomenstandup

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Thanking you in advance for your support.

Peace and Love,
Tiffany Braxton
#BWSU Co-Founder

Wedded Bliss: Feature

Love, the month of June and wedded bliss. We have all heard the term “June Bride,” so we thought it fitting to end the month with a June Bride Feature, while honoring those who have taken the leap and sealed it with a kiss – becoming ONE in holy matrimony.

BWSU Celebrates the Union of New York, New York (Harlem) Couple – Crystal Jones to Rodney Campbell

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Wedding Day

Here are 3 Fun Facts on our Featured Couple, along with a Special Note from Crystal Jones (Bride):

How We Met
We met on September 19th 2000, I was at work selling Apartments and he came in and asked me what I was selling, I told him Co-ops he never brought one (lol), but he continued to come everyday until I agreed to go to lunch with him and from that day I was unable to shake this man; this is when I knew I was going to have this man in my life forever.

How He Proposed To Me
Can’t say it was really a big to do but knowing he was a shy man and not knowing how he would make the proposal, we went out to dinner and when we returned I went to shower and when I came back he was sitting on the bed with the ring in his hand asking me to marry him.

Our Wedding Day
We were happily married on June 1st 2013 at Central Park Conservatory on 105th street and Fifth Avenue.

Sealed With A Kiss
Sealed With A Kiss

Special Note

“When your heart sends you in a direction you should follow it. I know that sometimes its a lot of bumps in the road but if you really love someone the bumps will only feel like pebbles.

I knew from the beginning that this was my soul-mate and no matter what people said or how they tried to deter me, I just believed that I should:
KEEP MY MAN IN MY HEART AND MY FRIENDS OUT MY BUSINESS, AND WE WOULD ERASE ALL OUR DOUBTS.

Trust me ladies anything worth fighting for will have to take time and energy and a whole lot of trust.”

It's Official!
It’s Official!

Congratulations Crystal and Rodney! May you have many more years of bliss with continued unconditional love.

For all the ladies over 40 who have never been married or single again – REMEMBER, never give up on finding true love it is POSSIBLE!

BWSU Feature: Published Author, Crime-Writer – Marguerite Ashton

Meet Crime-Writer, Radio Co-host and Blogger – Marguerite Ashton of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest work: Self-published fiction – eBook – Burned Bridges

 

 

 

 

View Official Book Trailer here:

Book Blurb

Newly sober and dating the man of her dreams, Traci Collins is ready to enjoy the good life, until her new best friend, Olivia Durning, confides a dreadful secret far worse than Traci could imagine.

Sealed by a shared bond, and unaware there is more to the secret than what she was told, Collins feels honor bound to protect her friend when a confrontation between Olivia and her childhood tormentor turns deadly.

A mysterious text forces Traci to question Olivia’s actions and re-examine her loyalties. When the answers to Traci’s questions endanger a life she treasures more than her own, she must decide if friendship has a limit. For a bridge once burnt severs ties forever…

Links to purchase books:

Burned Bridges ~ Amazon (US)

Burned Bridges ~Amazon ~ (UK)

Print copy available via: http://www.amazon.com/Burned-Bridges-Crossing-Marguerite-Ashton/dp/1480272310/

Burned Bridges is now on sale for Cyber Monday and can be purchased for $0.99 cents until 11:59pm PST today Monday, November 26, 2012

For more on Marguerite Ashton visit the following links:

Website: http://MargueriteAshton.com

Blog:   Criminal Lines Blog – http://msashtonwriter.com

The Intermittent Musings of Crime Writer Marguerite Ashton

Follow her on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/msashton_writer

Marguerite is also working on a web-based series entitled Bound Together: Pages From the Life of a Crime-Writer…

Bound Together: Pages From the Life of a Crime Writer is an exciting and dramatic show focused on writer Marguerite Ashton while she steals away every possible minute she can to write her upcoming novel, Led By Lies, while balancing a family of seven that includes her husband and five children. As the show progresses and dramatic tension rises the family must pull together to share duties when Marguerite is forced to push harder to meet the busy schedule of a writer.

Check out the show’s trailer here:

BWSU Family would like to take this time to thank Marguerite Ashton for her exceptional work as a fiction writer, it is an honor to highlight her accomplishments and bring to light all that she does within the world of literature.  Please support the work of this Black Goddess as she continues to stand up for her passion of crime-writing.

 

Black Women Stand Out in the 2012 Olympics

While watching the 2012 Summer Olympics and seeing so many beautiful black women dominate the field during the Womens 4×100 and 400 meter races, I could not hold back the tears. There were so many moments for one to be proud of as our women continued to win gold in these areas.  With history being made, they continued to set and break world records.  Because of this, Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) salutes our women of the 2012 Olympics.  Thank you Queens for showing us all what hard work, dedication and a dream looks like.  These women gave all Black Women a reason to be proud, young and old.  They conquered as a team, and individually capturing medals in gold and silver.

Women’s 4x100m Team – Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter

Women’s 4x400m Team – DeeDee Trotter, Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix and Francena McCorory

    

                 

This wouldn’t be a celebration without a salute to our young hero – Gabrielle Douglas!  This young lady showed up and showed out, and put everyone on Alert – she is a shining example of what having the right support, talent and where with-all will take you.  She is the 1st black young lady  to win gold in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around competition.

Thank you Gabrielle Douglas, you are an inspiration to every little black girl with a dream!  We love, support and appreciate you:)

             

  The “Flying Squirrel” in motion

Photos courtesy of NBCOlympics.com and GabrielleDouglas.com

Peace and Love,

BWSU Family