BlackWomenStandUp.com is standing with and in support of the work by ERA 2020, a Campaign with a mission to End Rape Altogether, hence the name #ERA2020. This evening in Harlem at 7PM, a meeting is being held at The Dream Center Harlem located at 205 West 119th Street, New York, NY 10026, to start the discussion and work towards combating campus rape.
If you are in the Tri-State area, and this Cause is important to you, for whatever reason, come out and Stand with us. Be a part of the discussion and be proactive about working towards a solution. If you cannot make the meeting tonight and would like to learn more or help with this Campaign, please visit #ERA2020.
Meet Cathleen Meredith, Founder of Fat Girls Dance #FGD, Author and Black Women Stand Up’s #BWSU “Goddess Spotlight” Feature! It was a pleasure taking part in the #FGD two-day Weekend Finale Event that took place August 26th – 27th 2017.
#FGD is a Movement that has taken off, embraced by women of all shapes and sizes, changing the way women view their bodies. The ladies of #FGD challenged themselves to learn, perform and post a new dance on YouTube each week for a full year. Cathleen’s experiment caught the attention of Shonda Rhimes and the Dove brand, which led to an awesome opportunity for Cathleen and the squad…Check out the video below to find out more and see a recap of the #FGD Weekend Finale.
Thank you once again to Cathleen Meredith, the #FGD Squad, Workshop Presenters, Panelists, Vendors, Dance Groups and every woman and guest who did their part to make the Weekend Finale a success! And of course to #Dove and the #RealBeauty Campaign. Visit Fat Girls Dance to learn more about the #FGD Movement.
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:)
Stand with us as we work to save lives and celebrate survivors by encouraging women to #CheckUpOnIt and stay on top of their health to remain cancer free.
“Love Your Va-Jay-Jay Day” is an online, social media awareness campaign and BlackWomenStandUp.com’s Health Initiative.
April is also National Minority Health Month. Black women and women of color are being affected by breast and GYN cancers at alarming rates, not to mention we rarely hear about the five types of GYN cancers. Ladies, spread the word, and make sure you don’t forget to #CheckUpOnIt. If you want to be a part of the movement, email us a pic or video of YOU holding your #CheckUpOnIt sign, honor a woman who is a survivor of breast or one of the GYN cancers by adding their picture to our “Survivors Wall” or memorialize a love one who has passed on by adding them to our “Memorial Wall,” email BlackWomenStandUp@gmail.com with #CheckUpOnIt, Survivors Wall or Memorial Wall in the subject line.
Ways to #CheckUpOnIt:
Schedule that GYN appointment
Perform a self-breast exam
Talk with your family about your medical history as it relates to cancer
Get informed about statistics, tips, prevention an early detection strategies
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.
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
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.
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
Yesterday BlackWomenStandUp.com launched the #EntrepreneurialLeap Challenge designed to assist 100 Women become Entrepreneurs through business ownership and leveraging the power of network marketing. The goal, put the women in front of the right product, with proven successful mentors, and a crystal clear action plan to help them first, earn extra income as they learn and earn their way towards financial freedom. The great thing about taking the #EntrepreneurialLeap with BlackWomenStandUp.com is that the women we choose to help will have choices as to how they wish to proceed in making their entrepreneurial dream a reality, it may be through assisting them in uncovering their true purpose or using their unique abilities (God given talents) to serve and empower others, either way you have women dedicated to seeing you win.
We want women to take their life in their own hands and take the leap towards living a life on purpose. Fear will always be there but nothing defeats fear like action, you must act in spite of…
Opportunity #1 click here: Tiffany Braxton Organo Profile – Check out the video at the top of the page “The Coffee That Pays” if you would like more information or to set up an appointment to discuss further after viewing follow instructions below. Thank you.
Take the #EntrepreneurialLeap today! Email: BlackWomenStandUp@gmail.com with #EntrepreneurialLeap in the Subject Line.
We must continue to #SayHerName #SandraBland along with the many other Black Women and Women of Color who have lost their lives at the hands of police! This is a touching video which highlights these women, and reminds us of the importance of keeping their names and stories alive.
Thank you to #ForHarriet for this video that we all should continue to circulate and bring attention to, Black Women, we need you to keep Standing Up. We are all in the struggle together.