MICHELLE OBAMA- FLOTUS

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Of course our very first feature would be the First Lady of the United States of America! She is the epitome of brilliance. She has in so many ways represented Black women all over the world. Not Just the United States. We take for granted here in this free country the platform that is given to us. This is why we began this organization; to applaud those who have responsibly and boldly taken the reigns to represent Black women today. Many people say they aren’t attempting to be role models, once you take ANY media related role… that’s exactly what you’ll be… good or bad.

I digress…

Michelle Obama is not twiddling her thumbs at the white house and basking in the “Madame President” title. Contrary, she has aggressively and steadily made changes in our country to date. A chicago native, and a product of Public Schooling, Michelle Obama studied Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. She later on received a law degree from Harvard University. She then joined Chicago law firm Sidely & Austin where she met our now President, Barack Obama.

This woman is SO impressive and admirable! Here is a list of some of her most notable work until now!

  1. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago’s City Hall
  2. The  founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies
  3. Associate Dean of Student Services for the University of Chicago
  4. Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center
  5. In 2010 launched Let’s Move! Campaign

  6. FLOTUS and Dr. Jill Biden together launched the Joining Forces initiative.

We know this list doesn’t do her justice, however worth mentioning. Michelle has worked diligently to end obesity in children and the importance of Higher Education. As if she wasn’t cool enough, she is radiant in her fashionable taste! She also can bust a move! I LOVE IT.

Michelle is our #1 Black Woman In Media!

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Black Women In Media

 

Objective: Event created to recognize women of color who are innovators within the media realm. This event is also created as a platform for other Black women currently in the media industry to receive a wealth of information from those who have attained renowned success in their respective fields.


Summary:
On March 2014, Women In Media will excitingly debut it’s first year in NYC. The event will begin with a cocktail networking portion where women from radio, print, television, and online outlets interact with one another. This portion undoubtedly allows for the growth and creation of beneficial and lasting business relationships.

Following the cocktail hour, there will be an awards ceremony honoring the women who are recognized as pioneers within the media industry such as Sade Baderinwa, Brenda Blackman, Robin Roberts, Wendy Williams, Egypt, Jacque Reid, Michaela Angela Davis and many more!

Lastly, for the evening, there will be a panel discussion among honorees. They will answer questions such as:

  • Why they chose this career choice and was it their first choice
  • What obstacles they were faced with and how did they overcome them
  • What decisions and actions did they take to move to their position of success
  • Do they believe that women of color are not given as much opportunities and if so how can we overcome such challenges

Guests will also partake in a Q&A after the panel to ask for more personal and specific questions.

BLACK STREET is an online publication catered to showcasing greatness within the Black community. In the past, we have honored: Actor & Humanitarian- Isaiah Washington | Black Girls Rock Founder- Beverly Bond |9x’s Grammy Award Winning Producer- Bryan Michael Cox | Essence Magazine’s Editor At Large- Mikki Taylor | Russell Simmons Political Director & Global Grind’s Co-President- Michael Skolnik | BET’s Editorial Brand Manager & Image Activist- Michaela Angela Davis. Many of those whom we’ve honored and awarded, have worked for and/or with notable brands such as the Obama Administration, BET, CNN, MSNBC, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, NY TIMES, Essence Magazine, BRAVO TV, TV One, Food Network, Black Enterprise, New York Urban League, NBC, the renown television show: SMASH, Mike Bloomberg, NAACP and many more!

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