Posts From the monthly archives: "October 2017"

CELIE joined the Women’s Congressional Staff Association (WCSA) at the “Celebrating Diversity” event, hosted at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC on September 7, 2017.  Attendees participated in a special video screening and focus group discussion on issues relevant to women of color and the launch of XXTRA S & F.  Many thanks to…(Read More)

Review by Vanessa Williams “You never say yes to anything.” Six little words. Those six words were the inception of a year-long journey that Shonda Rhimes, hit television creator and producer, would initiate to help get her out of her comfort zone and conquer some fears. She called it her Year of Yes. Shonda…(Read More)

A poll published by the Black Women’s Roundtable and Essence magazine reveals Black women’s support of the Democratic party has suffered a double-digit decline since the 2016 elections. Views on the Republican party and President Donald Trump are even more bleak – voicing little confidence in either the GOP’s or president’s…(Read More)

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) released a 10-point plan to assist in the rebuilding of Puerto Rico. Recommendations include appropriating more than $70 billion for infrastructure and relaxation of certain regulatory and administrative requirements. Details of the NHLA request are outlined in a letter the organization sent to President Trump on October 1…(Read More)