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White House Reporter April Ryan Keynote Speaker at 100 Black Women Luncheon



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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Oakland Bay Area Chapter (NCBW-OBAC) held their 21st annual Madam C.J. Walker Luncheon and Empowerment Forum at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on April 19.

Themed “Cultivating Our Legacy: Intentionally Building Our Future,” the event featured keynote speaker White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Ryan acknowledged the many influences that shaped her. From the legacies of Madam C.J. Walker, the first female self-made millionaire, and Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to run for president, to Huey Newton of the Black Panthers, Malcolm X and Marcus Garvey.

“Madam C.J. Walker was a pillar of strength for all of us,” she said.

Ryan, who has covered the White House for  more than two decades, garnered much attention when Pres. Donald Trump refused to allow her to ask a question about voter suppression and told her to sit down during a White House press conference.

His blatant disrespect of the seasoned journalist caused a media storm because the issue of voter suppression was fully relevant.

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ICYMI: Mayor Bowser Announces Lidl Grocery to Open at Skyland Town Center in Ward 7



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This week, Mayor Bowser announced plans for Lidl US to open its first store in Washington, DC at Skyland Town Center, an 18-acre site located in Ward 7 at the intersection of Good Hope Road, Naylor Road, and Alabama Avenue SE.

The Skyland Development Team secured the lease with Lidl US, a grocer that operates more than 65 stores across nine East Coast states. The store will be the first internationally recognized full-service supermarket to enter Wards 7 and 8 since 2007.

In January, the Mayor broke ground on Good Food Markets in the Bellevue community in Ward 8, making Lidl the second major announcement about bringing a new grocery store East of the River in the first six months of the Mayor’s second term.

Learn more HERE.

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DC Urban Events

2nd Annual Pops Got Jokes | Sunday June 16th



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Jackie L Entertainment presents…….
2nd Annual Pops Got Jokes
With performances by
Hilarious Omar
Tony Spoon
Black Power Wayne
Terrance Gawith
Ms. Meme
Hosted By : The Prince of Comedy Khai Morgan

Along with Dj Stone50-50 Raffle & Drinks available

Sunday June 16th 2019….
@ Comfort Inn
9421 Largo Dr W, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774





Click HERE to view map and directions at


For info or tickets call
301-613-8793 or goto

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Anacostia Events

Upcoming Book signings @ Mahogany



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…And So Many More!
We are still adding and confirming more events, including events to celebrate Octavia Butler’s Birthday, a MahoganyBooks Masterclass for Self-Publishing Creatives, and a meet-up for the Well-Read Black Girl book club.

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