Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Danielle and Lara Schriffen attending The New Yorkers for Children Annual Spring Dinner.

One thing we can count on is the fabulous fashion and face these sisters bring whenever photographed.

Have a super weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Genevieve Jones and Ann Dexter Jones attending The Cinema Society and Links of London premiere of 'Dom Hemingway' recently in New York City.

Ms. Jones is busy focusing her attention on her successful jewelry line - which includes jewel encrusted safety pins.

Have a super weekend and Happy Easter to the Christian celebrants out there!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Who’s Worried About Our Daughters?

So, yet another “reality television star” decides to release a hard core pornographic video on the internet and the flurry of commentary begins.

I don’t desire to promote this “lady” nor do I care about her motivations. She is a “seasoned” woman and can live with the consequences of her decisions. I’m sure her next stop on the fame-train will be an appearance on some confessional like “reality” program where she’ll cry and talk about her terrible mistake, how bad she feels -  blah, blah, blah.

What worries me the most - is this woman’s young daughter and all other daughters out there.  
Will more girls feel that exploiting themselves is the best trajectory to fame and success because of this latest “sex tape” release?  Are we all accountable when we tweet, re-tweet, and Instagram the lifestyles of stars made famous through sexual exploitation (even if it’s by their own design?)

More importantly, does our silence in not openly condemning such behavior provide global consent in the quest for “coins?”

Today, let’s make a commitment to flood social media with hardworking, dedicated women of philanthropic causes as much as we discuss this microwave “celebrities.”

We can shift the digital discourse by elevating outstanding examples for our young women to follow.

Now is the time! 

Learn more about the Pihcintu Multinational Children's Choir whose image appears above. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

On Saturday, March 29th, I traveled (thanks to hubby for driving!) in the pouring rain to Baltimore, Maryland for The Baltimore Chapter of The Links, Incorporated's Annual Empowering Women in Leadership Luncheon. The event was held at Morgan State University's Student Center, with proceeds benefiting the chapter's scholarship fund.

The event was truly wonderful - and made even more delightful by my hostess Link Faith Thomas and my virtual hostess Link Lynn Selby (who was unable to attend due to a conflict with her Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Centennial Celebration on the same day). 

Although the weather was dreadful, the ladies and gentlemen in attendance donned their Spring celebratory finest. Beautiful bursts of color walked about the room in dresses, suits, hats, and other fabulous accessories. Some of the distinguished guests included Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Blake (a Baltimore Links member), US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown. 

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie (a Baltimore Links member pictured above) was the keynote speaker and delivered an inspirational word that was received with high praise from event attendees. She also sat down for a conversation/Q&A with the Baltimore Links Chapter President Patricia Jessamy. 

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake 

US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Baltimore Links President Patricia Jessamy, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, &
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony D. Brown (D)

Having fun with guests at my table! I'm in the black chapeau in the back!

My hostess and Baltimore Chapter Fundraising Chair Faith Thomas (right) posing with another chapter member 

The Leadership of The Baltimore Chapter of The Links, Incorporated