Tuesday, April 18, 2017

19th Annual Fundraiser Madam C.J. Walker Business & Community Recognition Awards Luncheon 4.21.17

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen,
The National Coalation of 100 Black Women INC., Oakland/ Bay Area Chapter is throwing a fundraiser luncheon, on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Mistress of Ceremonies: 

Leah McGowen-Hare MSEd

Keynote Speaker:
Michele Thornton

 It is an awesome two fold event! If you purchase your ticket to the Madam C.J. Walker Awards Luncheon, your ticket will enable you to attend:

Continental Breakfast and Networking:
8:30 - 9:00 AM

Inaugural 90 Minute Empowerment Forum:
9:00 - 10:30 AM

The Madam C.J. Walker Awards & Luncheon:
10:30 AM VIP Reception & Exhibits

11:30 AM Program & Awards Luncheon
Tickets: mcjw2017luncheon.eventbrite.com | onehundredblackwomen.com

Robin & Andrea McBride - McBride Sisters Wines

Dr. Menebre Aklilu -
Salute Restaurant

Elaine Brown - CEO, Oakland & The World Enterprises, INC.

Dr. Vicki Alexander, MD, MPH, Board President Healthy Black Families, INC.

Empowerment Forum:

Moderator: Barbara Williams
Director Diversity and Inclusion - ORACLE

Brenda Wright
SVP Regional Director
Wells Fargo

Michelle Gaskill-Hames
SVP & Area Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Shannell Chibueze
Risk Management McKesson

Thursday, December 22, 2016

FENCES Official Trailer (2016) Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Drama Movi...

What a brilliant, telling film about - life. August Wilson, An American playwright, has written a masterpiece. #FENCES inexplicably forces one to walk in the shoes of  married couple Rose and
Troy Maxson.


August Wilson Brings to life, front stage and center, Rose and Troy Maxson, during a time in American History, when black men worked hard, had to be twice as good, and then, even then,
 had slim to none of a chance to make it in the world of sports.

In this instance, we're talking about Baseball, and about one man's dreams being destroyed.
As a result, the anger, hurt and pain directly affects the next generation in the house that Rose Maxson (Viola Davis), and Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) created. Rose depicts a strong woman, a loving woman that wants her husband, Troy, to get over the speed bump that keeps him from healing himself. Forgiving himself and moving forward in life emotionally. I love Rose for trying to keep her family together at any cost, weighting and measuring the length that she will go to keep her husband happy and her children close to her, behind the #FENCE that Troy builds....

If you love your children, you won't want to miss seeing this film. Listen and learn from characters such as Bono, Rose and Cory.  

Will your baggage build up or destroy your family? That's the question.

As old man Troy would say, "You've got to take the crooked with the straight." Troy Maxson

#FENCESTheMovie opens 12/25th  - Go see the film and let me know your thoughts.

(Bravo #DenzelWashington #ParamountPictures) #FencesTheMovie
#TeamBH #TeamSF #TeamFENCES #TeamDenzelWashington #TeamViolaDavis

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love & Happiness!

When I think of growing up in San Francisco, living right across the street from Golden Gate Park, and listening to the music that my parents played around the house, I think of love! I also think of the love that I see being displayed today. Take Dr. Bernard and Shirley Kinsey. They've been married for #40+ years, and they are still in love, and it is beautiful!

Here's an example of what I grew up hearing - "Love & Happiness" by Al Green -

Enjoy this day and remember, Love & Happiness ROCKS!

Dr. Bernard & Shirley Kinsey, married for 40+ years=Love

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Flip Side of 2016 - WE Love You Natalie Cole!

We are so blessed to be alive, making it to another year. Keep in mind that there are so many people that didn't make it into 2016. I remember my Grandfather, Stokes, saying, "No one is promised tomorrow."

Life is a gift - act like it is. You've got a new start, with a new year.

I want to take a moment to say that Natalie Cole, a Native Californian, born and raised in Beverly Hills.  Natalie Cole just recently passed away 12.31.15. My heart goes out to the Cole Family.
Natalie Cole and I laughed, cried and prayed together. May you R.I.P. Natalie.

I am grateful to Jah for making it to 2016, and will continue to show my appreciation by treating people with loving kindness. Happy New Year to you!

With so much love & light,

Thursday, December 31, 2015

38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin Live - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Carole King - ...

When I tell you that Ms. Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, did the darn thing at the
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors @ Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Lincoln Center, New York - believe it!

With love, Carla

 #QueenofSoul #ArethaFranklin #LincolnCenterNYC #TeamBH