Here’s a look at African American people and issues making headlines throughout the country.
Lisa Williams is a mom and former professor, and has always wanted to inspire the best in young people. In 2003, the World of Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration (World of EPI) was formed with the mission of expressing joy by providing children with access to dolls that encourage dreams, promote intelligence, challenge perceptions, and open their hearts to all types of beauty. World of EPI just released its newest doll line, the Positively Perfect Diva Collection. “Having already created an infant and toddler line of multicultural dolls, the concept for this new line started with my desire to target girls in a slightly older age group,” said Williams. “I wanted young ladies to know that they are dignified, intelligent, vivacious and attractive—and the Diva Collection materialized.”
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In their continuing effort to make Black women’s issues a top priority and remind elected officials and candidates of the voting power of Black women, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Women’s Roundtable co-hosted nonpartisan roundtable discussions in conjunction with the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte. At the Charlotte Convention Center, Black Women’s Roundtable joined with Higher Heights for America to co-host, “Harnessing Black Women’s Political Power: The Chisholm Effect 40 Years in the Making,” a celebration and discussion about the power of the sister vote.