#WednesdayWords – Happy International Women’s Day

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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.

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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!

Peace and Always Love,

#BWSU Family

For Immediate Release: PROMINENT VETERAN BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES “VEDI 25” TO SALUTE THE UNSUNG HEROES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Tiffany Braxton

Email: Vedi@MidnightManagement.com

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Source: For Immediate Release: PROMINENT VETERAN BUSINESS GROUP LAUNCHES “VEDI 25” TO SALUTE THE UNSUNG HEROES

Do You Believe That Your Health Matters?

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.”

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“Love Alert” Meet The Fords – BlackWomenStandUp’s New Love Lounge Feature

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.
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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.

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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:

  • Little ones
  • Home ownership
  • Developing their businesses – Check out Keith’s Business Pages here —->K Systems Solutions and The Digital Report (TDR)
  • Advancing their education

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More moments from Keith and Chanel’s Special Day!

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carawayfordwedding-142Thank 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:)

Peace and Love.

#BWSU

Black Women Stand Up Encourages Individuals to “Do More Give More” This #GivingTuesday and Beyond

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.”

The Ask:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Include giving to an organization in your monthly or quarterly budget.
  4. Help spread the word about the mission and work of the organization.
  5. 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!

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Paying Homage to Gwen Ifill

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

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PBS Anchor Gwendolyn L. “GwenIfill, 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 

Honoring Our Veterans

The Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) Family sends Love and a Huge Thank You to Our Black and Brown Kings and Queens who serve or have served this country on all of our behalves!

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A special thanks and #BWSU Spotlight to one our favorite Sistah, Iraq Veteran, Philanthropist and so much more Tee Marie Hanible @TheRealTeeMarie on Twitter.

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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.

Peace and Always Love,

#BWSU

Black Hero STILL CUFFED After He Saves Teen From Sexual Predator On NYC Bus | Urban Intellectuals

It seems the cops in this country even harass and question you when you save one of our kids from the hands of a sexual predator! Moise Morancy, a hip hop artist, actor and activist… oh, and a black man, was riding the Q53 bus in Queens when he witnessed a man inappropriately touching a

Source: Black Hero STILL CUFFED After He Saves Teen From Sexual Predator On NYC Bus | Urban Intellectuals

Fitness and Life Tips for Women on the Go with #BWSU

BlackWomenStandUp.com  Co-Founders, T. Braxton and A. Lutchman have been all over social media with their health and fitness tips for women on the go!  With their fun and carefree delivery, these ladies give easy to implement tips for individuals who are looking to lead a more health centered life, the health conscious individual can also benefit from these tips.  T. Braxton has been doing daily New York City #CentralParkMoments where she shares quick 15 second SnapChats with her word or message of the day surrounding health/wellness and or fitness.  BWSU is on SnapChat and or Instagram username @BlackWomenStandUp.  Or you can find Co-Founder A. Lutchman poolside or hanging out in the hot tub giving self-care and/or meditation tips to a live audience on Periscope username @BlkWomenStandUp.

These nature loving Queens can be found doing live Periscopes walking through trails, basking in the sunshine absorbing Vitamin D, all the while keeping their viewers engaged with a message of empowerment or ways to improve their overall health and well-being.

Check out a #CentralParkMoments with T. Braxton:

Connect with Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) across social media using hashtag #BWSU and don’t forget to like their FB page under Black Women Stand Up, along with following on Twitter and Periscope @BlkWomenStandUp, Instagram and SnapChat @BlackWomenStandUp.

Find out how you can join BWSU’s Health and Wellness Initiative to help women lead a life of total health while making money in the process, if you are in the New York Tri-State area visit http://bit.ly/stand4healthtlc.  If in the Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia area (DMV) visit http://bit.ly/trans4ming.

Peace and Love.