March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. On Saturday, March 11 2017, Black Women Stand Up’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton attended the Beat Stage 3 Colon Cancer Awareness Event in New York City at the Borough Hall Building in Brooklyn. The event was in Honor of and Celebrated Beat Stage Three’s Co-Founder, C. Diane Nathaniel (Diane), a Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer Survivor, and served as a vehicle in bringing awareness to the disease.
Beat Stage 3 is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization started by Co-Founders, Helen L. Collen and Diane Nathaniel. Beat Stage 3 promotes image consciousness and renewed self-love for cancer Fighters and Survivors. Find out more about the organization and the work they are doing by visiting their website at Beat Stage 3, where you can also donate to the cause.
The Sands of Time Table was a reminder to everyone that the world is fighting against various forms of cancers, and each color represents a different type.
Beat Stage Three’s Co-Founder, Diane Nathaniel will be our “Goddess Spotlight” Feature before Colon Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end…Stay Tuned.
Happy International Women’s Day! Today is truly a phenomenal day as we Celebrate All Women. Whatever you are doing today it is our hope that you are standing a little taller and smiling even harder while doing it. If you took off today to stand in solidarity for #ADayWithoutAWoman we salute and thank you.
Check out #BWSU C0-Founder, T. Braxton on Periscope sending love to women everywhere, and letting everyone know why she is #ProudToBeAWoman – Are You? Please comment below and share, we want to hear from you today.
Queens, continue to let your light shine, dim it for no one. We are Women, We are the backbones of our families, communities and the world! Stand up, Rise up and Never Give Up on yourself or your belief in a better world!
Do you really believe that your health matters? We need you to know that your health is important and it is up to you to take control of your health and that yes, your #YourHealthMatters. Here at BlackWomenStandUp.com we want to assist and support you in your health/wellness and fitness goals. If you or someone that you know is struggling with weight and are sick and tired of going at it alone, or feel as if you just cannot do it, we want to help you. We invite you to join us in our private FB Group where you can connect with other individuals who are committed to change and optimal health.
This group is for all levels from the beginner to the dedicated fitness fanatic, we can all find common ground and learn from and be of help to one another. We can suggest immediate-result driven products for the individual that is really struggling and needs a jump-start with their weight-loss, we got you covered. Check out our Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton on #Periscope discussing our new private Stand 4 Health FB Group, as well as our upcoming Program “How to Turn Your Health and Weightloss Goals Into a Side Hustle.”
We Love, Love…Especially Black and Brown Love! Here at BlackWomenStandUp.com the Love Lounge is where we celebrate and remind everyone of the beauty and feeling of being in love. Our goal is to inspire those who are still hoping for and looking for that special one, and to spread the joy of those who have found their true love, while highlighting amazing couples.
Our Love Lounge Feature:
Meet Mr. and Mrs. Keith and Chanel Ford of Essex County, New Jersey – Married 9/24/16.
Here are some fun and true facts about our Newlyweds:
Keith Ford and Chanel Caraway met on match.com —->(He was bored and signed up for a 7 day free trial. She was at the end of a subscription that she rarely used). Wow, look what that lead to!
They met the day after Thanksgiving, 2014
Message: Internet Dating Works, don’t be scared ladies. You never know where you will find love, just keep your heart open to the possibility and remain positive.
Fun facts continued…
Chanel is from Baltimore, MD and Keith, East Harlem, NY
The wedding ceremony was in Baltimore County. Reception was in the Inner Harbor, Downtown Baltimore
They are both foodies, entrepreneurial, and philanthropic
Some of their favorite things are cooking, dining out, reading, working out, and traveling
What’s next for the Newlyweds? Their List Below:
Developing their businesses – Check out Keith’s Business Pages here —->K Systems Solutions and The Digital Report (TDR)
Advancing their education
More moments from Keith and Chanel’s Special Day!
Thank you to Keith and Chanel for sharing their love and special day with the BWSU Family! We wish you many more years of marital bliss, and all the best with your next steps in life as a couple:)
Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) encourages helping Black owned and women owned not-for-profit organizations through their #DoMoreGiveMore Challenge.
The goal for the #DoMoreGiveMore Challenge is to foster end of year giving for #GivingTuesday and beyond, and help raise funds for our spotlighted organization. We want everyone to experience the joy and rewards of giving and showing support to those who are working towards change in local communities near and far.
Check out Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton on Periscope introducing the #DoMoreGiveMoreChallenge
BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton has been a champion of not-for-profit organizations, and has worked behind the scenes helping with a few that are near and dear to her heart with their fundraising and strategic planning efforts. Understanding how tough it can be for the smaller Black and women owned organizations to get the funding needed to properly grow, which will then allow them the ability to do more in serving their respective markets, she came up with the #DoMoreGiveMore Challenge.
“This is a way to start right where I am, and with those in my reach. I want my family and friends, and others within the BWSU online community to get in the habit of supporting those causes that matter to them, and or those organizations that we will be highlighting. Many of our people believe that you have to be a celebrity or have a lot of money to give, but the truth is, you don’t. Every little bit counts, what is big started small. We are clear that there are organizations who are afforded big donations and fundraisers due to celebrity attachment or involvement, and that is fine, just as much there are organizations working extremely hard to raise their needed funds. Either way, giving and being in support of these organizations are important, especially with the uncertainty surrounding our current political state and racial unrest.”
Give anywhere between $5 or $25 today or before end of year to our spotlighted organization – Veterans Entrepreneurial Development Initiatives, Inc. (VEDI), to help get their Veteran transport van back up and on the road. Visit the VEDI Blog for more information on the organization. Here is the link to the organization’s current GoFundMe Video. VEDI is the brainchild of Visionary Meta Mereday from New York.
Commit to adopting (being a continued supporter) of the organization by contributing at least $25 (or more if you can) a month or quarterly, whichever works for your budget.
Include giving to an organization in your monthly or quarterly budget.
Help spread the word about the mission and work of the organization.
Connect with us across social media by using the hashtag #DoMoreGiveMore to join the discussion, or let us know that you are in support of and a part of the challenge, or to suggest an organization you believe we should know about.
The BWSU Family thanks you in advance for your support!
Hearing that long-time Journalist Gwen Ifill passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 from a type of Uterine (endometrial) Cancer saddened many, especially BlackWomenStandUp.com’s (BWSU) Co-Founder, Tiffany Braxton, who in 2013 lost her mother to the same type of cancer. That prompted an annual cancer awareness initiative “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay” Day (read more about that “Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day” April 10th, 2016). Today we pay homage to Gwen Ifill, a woman who made such an impact on the world through her work, and we honor this Queen by adding her to our Cancer Memorial Wall, which honors Black Women and all Women of Color who have transitioned on from either one of the five types of gynecological cancers or breast cancer.
Who Was Gwen Ifill
PBS Anchor Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill, born – September 29, 1955 transitioned – November 14, 2016, was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African American woman to host a major political TV show with Washington Week in Review. She was born in New York City. (Read more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwen_Ifill).
#BWSU #Cancer Awareness #CheckUpOnIt
Rest In Power (R.I.P.) Gwen Ifill, Thank you for being a Trailblazer, and being an example for all Black and Brown Women and Girls! #BWSU
Love and Thanks to “Black Military Women” another of our favorite Sistah Veterans on Twitter – @WomanistVeteran!
Check out the below images of #BlackWomenVeterans that we discovered on Google.
Cpl. Denise Houston, a Ridgeland, S.C., native, hangs on to a Zodiac boat as she, along with fellow Soldiers, try to get the watercraft turned back over Aug. 14 at Fort Leonard Wood’s Training Area 250 Lake. Troops from the Forward Support Company, 94th Engineer Battalion, part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were challenged with various tasks, including boat drills and swimming with waterproofed gear.
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Audrey Griffith, a native of Castlerock, Colo., points out an area of interest during a force protection drill to Spc. Heidi Gerke along the perimeter of Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud, Afghanistan, March 18, 2013. Both women are members of the 92nd Engineer Battalion from Fort Stewart, Ga. (Photo by Australian Army WO2 Andrew Hetherington/Combined Team Uruzgan Public Affairs)